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Celtics take on Bulls in hoops contest

Boston CelticsChicago Bulls
23-50March 31, 2014, 08:00 | United Center41-32

The Bulls hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Monday as the Celtics pay a visit to United Center in NBA betting action.

The Celtics will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 36-35-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bulls are 35-37-1 ATS. Boston is 32-41 against the total, while Chicago is 29-44 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Boston Celtics vs Chicago Bulls Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Bulls in this one, they were listed earlier as -11-point Favorite on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 181 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bulls at No. 12 and the Celtics at No. 19 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 89-84 result in favor of the Bulls.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Celtics rank No. 15 in the league with 42.92 per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 9 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Chicago is the NBA’s No. 27-ranked team at 6.05 per game, while the Celtics rate No. 23 with 6.73 per contest.

A few Celtics at Bulls trends to consider:
Boston is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Boston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Chicago is 1-6-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Chicago is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games
Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Boston at Washington, Wednesday, April 2nd
Chicago at Atlanta, Wednesday, April 2nd