Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics Point Spread Pick
- Updated: March 30, 2014
Time: 7 PM EST Sunday March 30, 2014, CSNN
Location: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
The Boston Celtics host the Chicago Bulls in an Eastern Conference match up.
In their last games: The Bulls lost to the Portland Trailblazers 91-74 and the Celtics lost to the Toronto Raptors 105-103.
In their loss to the Blazers the Bulls only shot 39.3% from the floor and they misses 14 of their 17 3-pointers.
In their loss to the Raptors the Celtics shot the ball well, but they committed 16 turnovers and allowed Toronto to shoot 46.5% from the floor.
Earlier this season in Chicago the Bulls beat the Celtics 94-82.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The Bulls are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games against the Celtics.
In the last 13 games between these 2 teams in Boston the total has gone Over 10 times.
The Bulls are coming off a loss and are 6-4 in their last 10 games and the Celtics have dropped 3 in a row and are 2-8 in their last 10 games.
This season the Celtics are 15-22 at home and the Bulls are 17-18 on the road.
Point Spread: Chicago -4.5
Total Line: 183
Money Line: Bulls -200 / Celtics +170
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Chicago Bulls: 40-32 SU 35-37 ATS
Boston Celtics: 23-49 SU 36-35-1 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• CHI is e 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
• CHI is 13-4 ATS in their last 17 games following a S.U. loss.
• CHI has an Under record of 4-0 in their last 4 games.
• BOS is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss.
• BOS is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Central.
• BOS has an Under record of 7-3 in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Sagarin Power Rankings
Chicago Bulls: 91.23
Boston Celtics: 85.20
Key Player Injuries
[G] 11/23/2013 – Derrick Rose out for season ( Knee )
[G] 01/14/2014 – Keith Bogans out indefinitely ( Personal )
[C] 02/20/2014 – Vitor Faverani out indefinitely ( Knee )
[F] 02/28/2014 – Gerald Wallace out for season ( Knee )
Point Spread Pick:
The Celtics are a poor 15-22 straight up and a marginally better 16-21 against the spread at home this season. Overall Boston is on a 1-9 run but did fare better against the line going 5-4. The Bulls have rewarded their backers with 4 straight point spread covers in this series but have played only once this season. Chicago secured a playoff spot on Friday and normally we’d look for a letdown in this spot, but they were awarded a playoff spot by a Knicks loss on a night when they were embarrassed by a blowout home loss to the Trail Blazers. Take the Chicago Bulls -4.5.