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NBA Odds: Celtics vs. Bulls

The Boston Celtics will try to improve on their road record on Thursday night as they take on the Bulls in NBA betting action.

Boston won and covered the spread against Chicago the last time the teams met on Sunday, picking up a 95-91 victory. The Celtics are 5-5 SU and 4-6 ATS in their last 10 matchups with the Bulls.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bulls at No. 1 and the Celtics at No. 19 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 101-94 result in favor of the Bulls.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Celtics rank No. 29 in the league with 38.9 per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 2 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Chicago is the NBA’s No. 19-ranked team at 5.9 per game, while the Celtics rate No. 20 with 5.9 per contest.

Defensively, the Celtics feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.9 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 98-88 loser as they battled the Pistons at home. The Celtics failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point favorite, while 186 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Celtics got a terrific 35-point performance from Rajon Rondo but Detroit handed them a 98-88 defeat on Wednesday at TD Garden.

Chicago won its last outing, a 121-115 result against the Kings on February 14. The Bulls failed to cover in that game as a 11.5-point favorite, while the 236 combined points took the game OVER the total. Luol Deng scored 23 points and chipped in with 11 assists for Chicago on Tuesday, leading the Bulls to a 121-115 victory over Sacramento at United Center.

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 9-1
After a loss are 5-5

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing New Jersey are 7-3
After playing Sacramento are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Celtics at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Boston's last 12 games on the road
Boston is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Chicago is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games at home
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston at Detroit, Sunday, February 19
Chicago home to New Jersey, Saturday, February 18

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