Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 1/2/2015
Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 8:00 PM
United Center in Chicago
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The Boston Celtics, who are just 3-9 away from home this season, will be visiting the Chicago Bulls on Saturday. Both teams are currently in the top 10 in the league in scoring by averaging over 100 points per game.
In their first game against each other this season, the Celtics were able to pull off a 106-101 road win over the Bulls. Boston made 51.9 percent of their shots in that win and ended up with a 45-38 rebounding advantage.
Celtics small forward Jeff Green has scored just under 11 points per game against the Bulls in 17 career games, while power forward Jared Sullinger has averaged 9.1 points and eight rebounds per game against them in eight games. Shooting guard Evan Turner, who played well in that game against the Bulls earlier this season, is now averaging 8.7 points and 3.6 rebounds per game against them.
In their game against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night, the Bulls were able to come back in the second half and beat them 106-101 at home. They didn't shoot the ball well in that win, but they only ended up turning the ball over seven times.
The Bulls have been able to score 102.5 points per game this season while only giving up 98.4 points per game. Shooting guard Jimmy Butler is an early MVP candidate by averaging 21.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
Boston Celtics are 14-15-0 Against the Spread
Boston Celtics are 15-14-0 against the Over/Under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
Chicago Bulls are 15-18-0 Against the Spread
Chicago Bulls are 17-15-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
01/01/15 G Marcus Thornton Calf expected to miss Friday vs. Dallas & Saturday vs. Chicago
12/12/14 F Doug McDermott Knee out indefinitely
01/02/15 G Mike Dunleavy Ankle injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Boston
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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