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Slumping Bulls Find Themselves Falling Out Of Playoff Race

Now is the worst possible time for the Chicago Bulls to find themselves mired in a funk. The Bulls have gone 1-5 SU and ATS in their past six and find themselves on the outside looking in on the Eastern Conference playoff picture. This wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t for Miami, Milwaukee and Detroit all trending upwards while Chicago falters. The Bulls look to get back on track when they visit the Boston Celtics Sunday afternoon.

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone UNDER in each of the Bulls past 5 games.
  • The Celtics are 1-6 ATS in their past 7 games.
  • The Celtics are 7-15-1 ATS in their past 23 games against the Bulls.

One of the biggest reasons for Chicago’s recent poor play has been their offense. The Bulls are averaging just 95.3 points per game while shooting 42.6 percent from the floor. Of course, that span has also seen players in and out of the lineup with Dwayne Wade, Nikola Mirotic, Michael Carter-Williams and Rajon Rondo all missing time.

The Celtics enter this game coming off a mediocre road trip that saw them go 2-3 SU and ATS. In all three losses, we saw the Celtics struggle defensively by surrendering at least 109 points. However, Isaiah Thomas is still doing Isaiah Thomas things with the point guard averaging 26.2 ppg while shooting 44.8 percent in that span.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Chicago Bulls listed as 8-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 213.5 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 113-96 result in favor of the Celtics. 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 Chicago Bulls will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 31-34 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Boston Celtics are 34-31-1 ATS. Chicago is 26-39 against the points scored total betting line, while Boston is 30-33-3 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Chicago injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Boston Celtics rated this week at No. 5 and the Chicago Bulls sitting at No. 20.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Boston's No. 27-rated NBA squad against Chicago's No. 3-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Boston rates No. 3 in the league with 12.11 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 30 with 6.83 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago was run off the court by the Rockets on Friday as Houston blasted them 115-94 at United Center.

Boston was run off the court by the Nuggets on Friday as Denver blasted them 119-99 at Pepsi Center.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Chicago is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games
  • Chicago is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Boston is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games
  • Boston is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Boston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Charlotte, Monday, March 13th
Boston home to Minnesota, Wednesday, March 15th

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