The Chicago Bulls haven't had a problem paying out against the Boston Celtics lately as those two teams prepare to hit the hardwood in NBA betting action on Wednesday night.
The Bulls are 4-1 both SU and ATS over their past five games against the Celtics, including a 100-99 road win as a 2-point underdog when they last met on January 18. Each of the last four Bulls vs. Celtics games have turned out to be OVER results.
The Celtics bring a 27-24 record (22-26-3 ATS) to the battle against the 30-21 Bulls, who are 21-30 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Boston go 25-25-1 so far and the Bulls go 22-29. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 16-rated Celtics and the No. 7-rated Bulls in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 96-95 win for the Bulls on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Boston's No. 29-rated squad against Chicago's No. 6-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Boston rates No. 27 in the league with 5.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 29 with 4.8 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bulls own the league's No. 6-rated mark, allowing 95.4 points per game when playing on the road. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in scoring on their home court.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 103-89 loser as they battled the Spurs at home. The Bulls failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 192 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Chicago got 20 points from Nate Robinson but lost anyway 103-89 against the Spurs on Monday at United Center.
In their last action, Boston was a 94-91 loser on the road against the Bobcats. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (185) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Boston got 18 points from Jeff Green but lost anyway 94-91 against the Bobcats on Monday at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing New Orleans are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2
Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Denver are 8-2
After playing Charlotte are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8
A few Bulls at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Chicago's last 12 games when playing on the road against Boston
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 7 games
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Boston's last 12 games when playing at home against Chicago
Chicago at New Orleans, Tuesday, February 19
Boston at Denver, Tuesday, February 19