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In the last meeting between the Boston Celtics and the Chicago Bulls on December 9th, the Celts handed the Bulls their third straight loss, which led many people to question if Chicago had what it takes to make a run in the playoffs. All Chicago did was go 10-4 since then while collecting five wins in a row heading into tonight’s rematch at the United Center.

Shark Bites
  • The Celtics are 6-18 SU in their last 24 games on the road in January.
  • The Bulls are 3-0 ATS in their last three games.
  • The Celtics are 2-6 O/U in their last eight games on the road in January.

The C’s, meanwhile, are just 6-7 since the last encounter with their Eastern Conference foes. Boston is coming off a 99-94 setback at the hands of the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, but the good news for Celtics backers is the team has fared surprisingly well on the second game of back-to-backs this season. Brad Stevens’ crew are 5-2 after playing their second game in as many days, including going a solid 3-1 on the road.

When the Celtics and Bulls collide, OVER bettors are laughing all the way to the bank. In the last five meetings between the squads, the OVER is a perfect 5-0.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Chicago Bulls as -3.5-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 203.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Bulls to win this game 105-100. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Boston Celtics vs Chicago Bulls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Celtics will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 19-15-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Chicago Bulls are 14-19 ATS. Boston is 15-20 against the points scored total betting line, while Chicago is 15-18 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Boston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 14 (Chicago Bulls) and the No. 7 (Celtics) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Chicago's No. 9-ranked offense averaging 102.18 PPG, against a Boston Celtics defense that ranks No. 8 at 98.97 PPG. The Chicago Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 43.62% so far, more than the Boston Celtics shooters have achieved on the year, 43.28% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Isaiah Thomas scored 22 points and added 10 assists for a double-double, but his team still lost 99-94 against Detroit in NBA action at TD Garden.

The Bulls got a 32-point performance from Jimmy Butler as Chicago handed Milwaukee a 117-106 defeat on Tuesday at United Center.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games
  • Boston is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
  • Chicago is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games
  • Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Memphis, Sunday, January 10th
Chicago at Atlanta, Saturday, January 9th