Chicago Bulls (4-10) vs Boston Celtics (7-6)Date : 11/14/2018
Time : 7:30 PM ET
Location : TD Garden
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Chicago Bulls vs Boston Celtics
The Celtics will welcome the Bulls to TD Garden as they are coming off a loss against the Trail Blazers while the Bulls are coming off a loss against the Mavericks. Game tips off at 7:30 PM ET.
Chicago Bulls 's Latest Performance :
The Bulls will begin their two-game road trip against the Celtics. They weren’t able to overcome the Mavericks in their last game. Zach LaVine continues to be hot as he scores 20+ for the 14th straight game. He is now averaging 26.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 2.0 steals over his last five outings. He’s having a monster season so far and coach Fred Hoiberg has called him the team’s go-to-guy. Even when he’s off from deep, he’s still able to score because of how often he’s going to the free throw line. The efficiency will be inconsistent, but everything else will be there on a nightly basis. Rookie Wendell Carter Jr. had an efficient night as he scored 7 points and grabbed 10 boards. He’s averaging a double-double over his last five games, with 12.8 points and 10.4 rebounds, while also adding 2.8 blocks. The Young Bulls are off to a good start as they have some players on the roster who can become an all-star in the future. Going up against the Celtics will be their biggest challenge yet.
Boston Celtics's Latest Performance :
The Celtics will begin their three-game homestand against the Bulls as they are coming off a loss against the Blazers in their last game. The Celtics finished their 5 game road trip going 1-4. Leading the way for Boston was Jayson Tatum he scored a season-high 27 points on Sunday with eight rebounds, five 3-pointers, and two blocks. The Celtics have covered themselves in challenges lately. Last night marked the third straight time they had to dig out of a 20-point hole – with the benchmark a 54-33 second-quarter deficit as the result of a 26-6 Blazers run. Kyrie said it best “It is about taking care of what presently is in front of us. We have challenges. We have barriers to get over as a team and individually” The Celtics will be glad to return home as they are 3-1 on the season. Playing against the Bulls will mean that we will be able to see Kyrie matched up with Lavine who has been on a tear offensively to start the season.
How Chicago Bulls & Boston Celtics Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Celtics are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Bulls are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
Against The Spread Selection: Boston Celtics
My reason for the pick :
The Celtics should be able to bounce back at home against the Bulls. Kyrie will have a great scoring performance as he will torch up the Bulls backcourt from the outside. Tatum will also have a great game since his scoring has really picked up during the road trip. For the Bulls, it is hard for them to play against a team like the Celtics and only have one scorer on the roster that is Zach Lavine. Once Markkanen returns from his elbow injury the Bulls should be a team that we all have to keep an eye on.
Betting trends for Chicago Bulls :
- Bulls are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
Betting trends for Boston Celtics:
- Celtics are 17-4 ATS in their last 21 home games.