The Boston Celtics travel to Chicago to take on the Chicago Bulls in an Eastern Conference expert picks matchup. The odds makers favorite Celtics are looking for a win in their quest to be the top seed in the Eastern Conference heading into the playoffs. The Celtics head into this matchup winning 4 of 5 of last games with a 44-20 record. They are 2nd in the Eastern Conference and could end the regular betting season in number one if they can maintain their play through the final 18 games on their betting lines schedule.
The Bulls are 21-41 going into this game. They are currently 12th in the Eastern Conference. Chicago snapped a five game losing streak against the Mavericks making it their third win in 16 games. Bobby Portis will return for this matchup after being suspended for punching teammate Mirotic in the face. The Vegas odds makers favorite is the Boston Celtics at -8(-105) and the home dog as the Chicago Bulls at +8(-115). For the over/under bettor the game total is listed as 209(-110).
At the last meeting of these two teams on December 23, 2017, Kyrie Irving lead with 25 points versus Bobby Portis' 17. Kyrie Irving is out due to left knee soreness. Daniel Theis had the high 15 rebounds versus the Bulls Mirotic with 9 and Kyrie Irving and Kris Dunn were even at 7 assists. The Celtics were the victors in the 92-117 final score.
The probable starters for the game on Team Celtics (-340) are Tatum, Horford, Baynes, Brown and Rozier. Team Bulls (+270) probable starters are Nwaba, Portis, Markkanen, LaVine and Dunn. The NBA stats show the team rankings for points, field goal percentage made, rebounds sucessful three pointers fairly even. Will you bet against the hot Boston Celtics and against the odds for the sluggish Bulls?
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