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NBA Odds and Pick: Boston vs Chicago

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Two teams going in opposite directions as far as betting is concerned hit the hardwood tonight at the TD Garden when the Celtics welcome the Bulls to Beantown. The Celtics have put together a mini run over their past six games, going 5-1 ATS, while the Bulls have been struggling at the betting window, going 1-4 ATS in their last five games.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in eight of Chicago's last 10 games.
  • Chicago is 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games vs Boston.
  • The Celtics are 6-2 SU and ATS in their last eight games at home in December.

The Bulls have been a poor bet all season, going just 6-12 ATS and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games. They have, however, dominated in the Celtics in all aspects in recent years, going 8-2 SU and 7-2-1 ATS against them in their last 10 matchups.

Chicago beat Boston last time they played, but Celtics’ backers will be happy to learn that they’re a strong ATS bet after losing the previous game in a matchup, going 16-6 ATS in their last 22 games in that situation.

The UNDER, which opened at 200.5, is trending for both teams. The total has gone UNDER in three of the last four games for both teams when playing on one day’s rest. The teams’ combined O/U record for the season is 14-25.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Boston Celtics installed as -2.5-point favorites in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 200.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 103-97 win for the Celtics on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Chicago Bulls vs Boston Celtics Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Celtics currently sport a record of 12-9, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 12-9 ATS. The Chicago Bulls are 11-7 and 6-12 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Celtics post a 9-12 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Bulls have gone 5-13 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Chicago injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 3-rated Boston Celtics and the No. 13-rated Bulls in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Boston's No. 6-ranked offense averaging 103.14 PPG, against a Chicago Bulls defense that ranks No. 8 at 98.28 PPG. The Boston Celtics field goal percentage has averaged 43.72% so far, more than the Chicago Bulls shooters have achieved on the year, 42.33% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago got 22 points and 22 rebounds from Pau Gasol in a losing cause in a 103-101 loss to Phoenix on Monday at United Center.

Boston got 22 points from Isaiah Thomas en route to a 111-93 victory over New Orleans on Monday at Smoothie King Center.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chicago's last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games on the road
  • Chicago is 15-5-1 ATS in its last 21 games when playing Boston
  • Boston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games
  • Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago home to Los Angeles, Thursday, December 10th
Boston home to Golden State, Friday, December 11th

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