Bulls vs. Celtics - 11/8/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (1-3) at Chicago Bulls (4-1)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls TBA -- Over/Under: TBA See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-New England, WGN
The Chicago Bulls and the Boston Celtics face off on Saturday in Chicago in NBA action.
The Chicago Bulls have been battling injuries already this season but they continue to win and they are 5-1 for the season after winning their fourth game in a row on Friday. The Bulls are averaging 102.2 points per game and they shoot 47.4 percent from the floor while their opponents are averaging 95 points and shoot 40.1 percent. The Bulls shoot 37.6 percent from beyond the three-point arc and they are averaging 42.6 rebounds per game to their opponents 46. Derrick Rose is questionable for this one after sitting on Friday with inured ankles. Jimmy Butler is the Bulls leading scorer averaging 19.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 4.0 assists. Pau Gasol is averaging 18.8 points and 10.6 rebounds and Taj Gibson is averaging 17.8 points and 6.3 rebounds. The Bulls haven’t been at full strength much this season but we have to figure if they can get healthy they should be contenders this season to win it all.
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The Boston Celtics are 2-3 this season and ended a three game losing streak on Friday knocking off the Pacers on Friday. The Celtics are averaging 107.8 points per game and they are shooting 46.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 109.2 points and their opponents are shooting 48.3 percent. The Celtics are shooting 28.8 percent from beyond the three-point arc and they are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game to their opponents 37. Jeff Green is averaging 22.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game to lead the Celtics. Avery Bradley is averaging 17.3 points and Jared Sullinger is averaging 15 points and 9.0 rebounds. Marcus Smart left Friday’s game and is questionable for this one.
Chicago is 4-7 against the spread against the Eastern Conference, 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 games, and 0-5 against the spread in their last five home games. Boston is 5-1 against the spread in their last six Saturday games, 9-3 against the spread on zero days rest, and 6-1-1 against the spread against the NBA Central. Boston is 3-12-2 against the spread in the last 17 meetings of these two.
Because of the status of Derrick Rose the line for this one isn’t out as of yet so please check back and I will update this with my free pick after the odds are released.