Boston Celtics (9-6) at Chicago Bulls (7-9)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 25, 2021 at 9:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls +8 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls meet Monday in NBA action at the United Center.
The Boston Celtics look for a win after losing three of their last four games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 110.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 110.9 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 26.9 points and 7.1 rebounds while Jaylen Brown is averaging 26.9 points and 3.8 assists. Kemba Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.
The Chicago Bulls look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 116.1 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 118.2 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 26.8 points and 5.4 assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 18.6 points and 6.6 rebounds. Coby White is the third double-digit scorer and Wendell Carter Jr. is dishing 2.4 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game.
The Bulls are 10-21-1 ATS in their last 32 Monday games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Celtics are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Monday games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games. The over is 4-1 in Celtics last 5 road games. The over is 6-2 in Bulls last 8 overall. The Celtics are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Chicago.
The Boston Celtics finally ended their losing streak with a blowout win over the Cavaliers, but they shot nearly 56 percent from the field, something that likely won't happen again. The Chicago Bulls haven't had a lot of success in terms of outright wins, but they've had great success against the spread and have the offense to hang with most teams in this league. Catching the Celtics on the end of a back to back, the Bulls and the free buckets has some value.