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OVER Trending For Celtics And Bulls

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Both the Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls have been cashing OVER tickets with ease lately as the teams have topped the closing total in six of their past seven games respectively. The past seven games for the Celtics have basically amounted to shootouts as they have averaged 110.4 points per game while allowing 109. The Bulls have seen an averaged combined score of 208.6 points per game in their past seven games, with their defense allowing 108.6 ppg.

Shark Bites
  • The Bulls are 4-1 SU in their last five against the Celtics.
  • The Celtics are 1-4 SU and ATS in their past five games following a loss.
  • The Bulls are 3-1 ATS in their last four games as underdogs of 3.0 or less.

Both the Bulls and Celtics are near unbeatable when their defensive game steps up as Boston is 19-3 SU with Chicago going 18-2 SU when holding their opponents under 100 points. However, the Celtics and Bulls have only held opponents to double-digits five times in a combined 22 games in January. 

These two teams met earlier this month and Pau Gasol dominated that game. The Spaniard put up 17 points and 18 rebounds while the team was +14 when he was on the floor.  

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Chicago Bulls listed as 4-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 204 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 110-106 result in favor of the Celtics today. 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 22-21 (21-20-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Chicago Bulls are currently 24-17 (16-25 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Boston is 21-22 OU and Chicago is 21-20 OU. This season the Boston Celtics are 22-21 overall and 21-20-2 ATS against the number, while the Chicago Bulls are 24-17 and 16-25 ATS. As for the totals, Boston is 21-22 on the OU, and Chicago is 21-20. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Chicago injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Boston Celtics rated this week at No. 11 and the Chicago Bulls sitting at No. 17.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Boston's No. 7-ranked offense averaging 103.7 PPG, against a Chicago Bulls defense that ranks No. 16 at 101.24 PPG. The Boston Celtics field goal percentage has averaged 43.39% so far, more than the Chicago Bulls shooters have achieved on the year, 43.38% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bulls were blown out by Golden State on Wednesday, losing by a 125-94 final at United Center in basketball betting action.

Isaiah Thomas scored 21 points and added 10 assists for a double-double, but his team still lost 115-109 against Toronto in NBA action at Air Canada Centre.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Chicago is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games
  • Chicago is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Boston is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Boston is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Cleveland, Saturday, January 23rd
Boston at Philadelphia, Saturday, January 23rd