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Chicago opened as 6-point favorites Thursday as they try to improve on a 7-2 ATS against the Celtics as Boston visit United Center in pro hoops betting action.

Boston however is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games as it looks to nail down East playoff positioning. But they have not been good in Chicago with a 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against the Bulls.

The Bulls currently sports a record of 42-13, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 31-23-1 ATS. The Celtics are 30-23 and 26-26-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bulls post a 29-26 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Celtics have gone 23-30 against the number.

View Boston vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Bulls sat as 8-point favorites but was quickly bet down to -6 at BetOnline. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 176 at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Bulls, currently No. 1 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Celtics, who rate No. 19 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 100-93 victory for the Bulls.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Celtics rank No. 30 in the league with 38.6 per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 1 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Chicago is the NBA’s No. 17-ranked team at 6.3 per game, while the Celtics rate No. 23 with 5.4 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Celtics own the league's No. 8-rated mark, allowing 95 points per game when on the road. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 20 in home scoring.

Boston was an 87-86 loser in its last match at home against the Spurs. They earned a push of the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 173 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Boston got 19 points from Avery Bradley but lost anyway 87-86 against the Spurs on Wednesday at TD Garden.

The Bulls were a 99-93 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites, while the total score (192) made winners of OVER bettors. Chicago suffered a 99-93 loss against Houston on Monday, getting 24 points from Luol Deng in a losing effort at United Center.

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing San Antonio are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing New York are 6-4
After playing Houston are 3-7
After a loss are 9-1

 

A few Celtics at Bulls trends to consider:
Boston is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Chicago
Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing Boston
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at Indiana, Saturday, April 7
Chicago at New York, Sunday, April 8

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