Boston Celtics (3-0) vs. Chicago Bulls (1-2)
October 24, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago Bulls +5; Over/Under: 222
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The Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls meet Monday in NBA action at the United Center. The Boston Celtics look to build on their 3-0 start. The Chicago Bulls look to get back to a .500 record.
The Boston Celtics are averaging 121 points on 52 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 34.7 points and 8.3 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 25 points and 3 assists. Derrick White is the third double-digit scorer and Grant Williams is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 84.5 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.7 rebounds per game.
The Chicago Bulls are averaging 104 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 112.7 points on 51.4 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 27.3 points and 5.3 assists, while Zach LaVine is averaging 23 points and 3 rebounds. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Ayo Dosunmu is grabbing 5 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 29.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 46.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.7 rebounds per game.
The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 21-7-1 ATS in their last 29 road games. The Bulls are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Celtics last 7 road games. The under is 6-2 in Bulls last 8 overall. The Celtics are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Chicago and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Boston Celtics have been the most impressive team up to this point, and they’re not a team you should be eager to step in front of right now. Outside of an opening win over the Heat, the Chicago Bulls have looked rough, especially on the defensive side of the ball. The Bulls are 30th in the league in field goal and three point percentage allowed. Not great news with Tatum and company coming to town. I’ll lay the few points with the Celtics on the road.