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Road Dominance Has Been the Theme of Bulls-Celtics Series

The Boston Celtics have turned the tables on the Chicago Bulls in their Eastern Conference first-round series and travel back to Beantown with things evened up at two games apiece. With Game 5 set for Wednesday, oddsmakers opened the Bulls as 7.5-point road underdogs with a total of 202.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Bulls are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games on the road.
  • The Celtics are 1-8 ATS in their last nine games as home favorites.
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of the Bulls' last eight games against the Celtics.

Boston’s back-to-back wins in the Windy City came after Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo was sidelined with a fractured thumb. Rondo has stated he’s going to do his best to play tonight, and it would provide the Bulls with a huge boost. Chicago shot 46.7 percent and averaged 25 assists in two wins at Boston with Rondo but dipped to 40.1 percent and 16.5 assists in the two losses without him in the fold.

Celtics head coach Brad Stevens’ decision to go small has transformed the series. Stevens inserted Gerald Green into the starting lineup and the veteran rewarded him by scoring 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting to go along with seven boards in Game 4. Regular starter Amir Johnson did not see a single minute of action.

Home-court advantage continues to be non-existent in this series, as road squads have won every game while covering the spread in each contest so far.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Chicago Bulls listed as 7.5-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 202 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Bulls to win this game 104-98. 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 Boston Celtics sit at 55-31 (43-42-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Chicago Bulls are currently 43-43 (44-42 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Boston is 40-42-4 OU and Chicago is 36-50 OU. This season the Boston Celtics are 55-31 overall and 43-42-1 ATS against the number, while the Chicago Bulls are 43-43 and 44-42 ATS. As for the totals, Boston is 40-42-4 on the OU, and Chicago is 36-50. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Chicago injuries news.

This game pits the Boston Celtics, currently No. 11 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Chicago Bulls, who rate No. 9 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Boston's No. 7-ranked offense (107.72 PPG) against a Chicago Bulls defense that ranks No. 7 at 102.41 PPG. The Boston Celtics have averaged 45.43% from the field per game, more than the Chicago Bulls have managed so far this NBA season (44.36% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Chicago is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chicago's last 9 games
  • Chicago is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Boston is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Boston is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games when playing Chicago

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