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Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls

The Boston Celtics and the Chicago Bulls will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at United Center.

In their last action, Boston was a 92-91 loser at home against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (183) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Chicago, they were an 85-79 loser as they battled the Raptors at home. The Bulls failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 164 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Boston:
Team record: 13-18 SU, 15-16 ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games when playing Chicago
is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games on the road
is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Chicago

When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing New Orleans are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Chicago:
Team record: 12-18 SU, 11-19 ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 5 games at home
is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games when playing Boston

When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Next up:
Boston home to New Orleans, Friday, January 3
Chicago home to Atlanta, Saturday, January 4