Celtics vs. Bulls - 12/9/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (11-7) at Boston Celtics (12-9)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -3.5 -- Over/Under: 200 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, CSNC, CSNN
The Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics square off Wednesday night at the TD Garden.
The Chicago Bulls look for a big road victory after splitting their last eight games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 98.8 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 98.3 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 20.4 points and 5.2 rebounds while Pau Gasol is averaging 14.8 points and 10.8 rebounds. Derrick Rose is dishing 5.9 assists and Nikola Mirotic is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Bulls are 1-6 this season when allowing more than 100 points. The Chicago Bulls have won six of their last 10 regular season road games.
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The Boston Celtics look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 103.1 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 97.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 21 points and 6.3 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 16.2 points and 2.5 rebounds. Jared Sullinger is grabbing 9.4 rebounds and Jae Crowder is dishing 2.1 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are shooting 46.1 percent in their last five games and are 4-1 in their last five when topping 100 points. The Boston Celtics have won three straight home games. David Lee is out with a heel injury.
The Bulls are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Atlantic and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference. The Celtics are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Central and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bulls are 4-0-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Boston and 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
The Celtics are finding their groove lately and should be able to control the pace of this game with their defense. I like Boston to stay hot and win its fourth straight home game.