Bulls at Celtics - 1/22/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (24-17) at Boston Celtics (22-21)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -3 -- Over/Under: 207 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics meet Friday night at the TD Center.
The Chicago Bulls look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 101.9 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 101.2 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 22.4 points and 4.3 assists while Pau Gasol is averaging 16.3 points and 10.8 rebounds. Derrick Rose is dishing 4.7 assists and Nikola Mirotic is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Bulls are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.8 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost six of their last 10 road games.
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The Boston Celtics need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 103.7 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 100.8 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 21.7 points and 6.7 assists while Jae Crowder is averaging 14.6 points and 5.3 rebounds. Avery Bradley is dishing two assists and Kelly Olynyk is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have lost six of their last 10 home games.
The Bulls are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Celtics are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Bulls are 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Boston and 8-3-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings overall.
The Bulls haven't proven they can win on the road with any consistency, and they've covered just one of their last seven games overall. While the Celtics have also been shaky, I like the small chalk at home. Give me Boston in a close one.