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Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls - 1/13/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

Game
Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics
Date & Time Monday January 13, 2020, 7:30 PM (EST)
Location
TD Garden
TD Garden, Legends Way, Dock Square, West End, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 02114, USA
The Line
BOS -9.5 . Total 215.5
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The Chicago Bulls are on the road for a matchup with the Boston Celtics.  The Bulls are (14-26), coming off a 108-99 win over the Detroit Pistons.  The Celtics are (26-11), after blowing past New Orleans, 140-105.

In the Bulls win over the Pistons, Chicago was guided during the game by Zach LaVine.  LaVine converted on 8 of 21 attempts, hitting 8 foul shots, scoring 25 points, while registering 6 assists.  The Bulls shot 50% from the floor and 31% from 3-point range.  The Bulls were out rebounded, 51 to 42.  Chicago led by as many as 18 points.

In the Celtics win over the Pelicans, Boston was led throughout the game by Jayson Tatum.  Tatum had a tremendous game, sinking 16 of 22 attempts from the floor, making 3 foul shots, totaling 41 points.  The Celtics shot 55% from the floor and 48% from 3-point distance.  The Celtics out rebounded New Orleans, 60 to 54.  The Celtics smoked the Pelicans in the paint, out scoring the Pelicans 74 to 42.

Recent Betting Trends:

Bulls are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games.

Bulls are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.

The over is 4-1 in Bulls last 5 games.

Celtics are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.

Celtics are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games. 

The under is 12-6 in Celtics last 18 games.

The Bulls are struggling to find consistency on the defensive end and have lot 6 of their last 7 games.  The Celtics ended a 3 game skid with the win over New Orleans.  Boston is great home, having gone 15-3.  The Bulls have gone 7-12 on the road.  The Bulls have the 25th worse scoring offense, while the Celtics rank 2nd in scoring defense. The Celtics are also at full strength, while the bulls have a few players on the injured list.  Final score prediction, Celtics will win and cover, 116-103.    

 

Pick:
BOSTON CELTICS -9.5
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