Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls - 11/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (3-0) at Boston Celtics (2-1)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 8:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics clash Wednesday night in NBA action at the TD Garden on ESPN.
The Chicago Bulls look for their second road win of the season and to build on their impressive 3-0 start. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 113.7 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 96 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 20.7 points and six rebounds while Dwyane Wade is averaging 16 points and 3.7 assists. Taj Gibson is the third double-digit scorer and Doug McDermott is dishing 2.3 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 42.5 percent from beyond the arc and 84.1 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 27.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 53.3 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have won five of their last seven road games.
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The Boston Celtics look to remain unbeaten at home and build on their solid 2-1 start to the season. The Boston Celtics are averaging 108.3 points on 50.8 percent shooting and allowing 106.7 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 24.7 points and 6.7 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 21.3 points and 8.7 rebounds. Jae Crowder is the third double-digit scorer and Al Horford is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 39.5 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won six of their last seven regular season home games.
The Bulls are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Celtics are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Central and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulls are 16-7-2 ATS in the last 25 meetings and the home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Bulls just beat the Celtics a few days ago at the United Center, and it's not easy to beat a quality team twice within the same week. However, the Bulls have probably been the most impressive team in the first week, as the offense and three-point shooting is nothing like most expected. Sure, there's plenty of time for the Bulls to come back down to earth, but until that happens, you have to like the value of Chicago and the free buckets.