Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls Pick, Odds, Prediciton 3/30/14
Chicago Bulls (40-32) at Boston Celtics (23-49)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics +4.5 -- Over/Under: 182 See the Latest Odds
TV: WGN, CSN-New England
The Boston Celtics and the Chicago Bulls face off on Sunday in Boston in a NBA Eastern Conference matchup.
The Boston Celtics have lost three games in a row and are 2-8 in their last 10 games as they stagger to the end of the NBA season. The Celtics are 15-22 at home this season and they lost by 14 points in their earlier meeting at Chicago in January. Jeff Green is Boston’s leading scorer averaging 16.8 points per game. Avery Bradley is averaging 14.5 points per game, Jared Sullinger is averaging 13 points and 8.2 rebounds, and Rajon Rondo is averaging 11.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 9.4 assists, and 1.28 steals per game. The Celtics are averaging 95.6 points and they are shooting 43.3 percent including 33.1 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively Boston is allowing 99.7 points and their opponents are shooting 45.8 percent. The Celtics looked like they were going to avoid getting swept by the Raptors in their last game but they let a win slip away.
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The Chicago Bulls have been grinding all season long but they are coming off of a loss in their last game to Portland that dropped them into fourth place in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. The Bulls are 6-4 in their last 10 games and 17-18 o the road this season. D.J. Augustin is Chicago’s leading scorer averaging 14.2 points and 5.0 assists per game. Carlos Boozer is averaging 13.8 points and 8.4 rebounds, Taj Gibson is averaging 13.4 points and 6.9 rebounds, and Joakim Noah is averaging 12.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 5.1 assists and he is the heart and soul of the team. The Bulls are averaging 92.8 points and they are shooting 42.8 percent including 34.4 percent from three-point land while defensively they allow 91.9 points and their opponents shoot 42.9 percent. The Bulls performance despite the injury to Derrick Rose has been nothing short of remarkable.
Boston is 4-1 against the spread following a loss, 10-3 against the spread against the Eastern Conference, and 7-2 against the spread on one days rest. Chicago is 13-4 against the spread following a loss, 12-5 against the spread against the Eastern Conference, and 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games overall. Chicago has covered the point spread I the last four meetings of these two.
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