Chicago Bulls (27-51) at Boston Celtics (53-25)
|Date & Time||Friday April 6, 2018, 7:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Boston Celtics -10 -- Over/Under: 201
The Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics meet Friday in NBA action at the TD Garden.
The Chicago Bulls look to play spoiler while building on their three-game winning streak. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 103.2 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 109.6 points on 47 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 16.7 points and three assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 15.1 points and 7.5 rebounds. Kris Dunn is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost eight of their last 11 road games.
The Boston Celtics look to get back on track after winning six of their last eight games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 103.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 100.1 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Jaylen Brown is averaging 14.1 points and 5.1 rebounds while Jayson Tatum is averaging 13.9 points and 5.1 rebounds. Marcus Morris is the third double-digit scorer and Al Horford is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have split their last eight home games.
The Bulls are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest, 4-11 ATS in their last 15 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Bulls are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Boston, 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Boston Celtics don't have much to play for at this point with them pretty much locked into the No. 2 seed. The Celtics now have to play knowing that Kyrie is out for the season, which can't make his teammates feel good right about now. The Chicago Bulls have somehow put together a three-game winning streak and are 8-7 ATS this season when a double-digit underdog. The Boston Celtics are just 1-6 ATS this season when favored by at least nine points. Give me the Bulls and the points.