Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls NBA Parlay 3/5/2018
Monday, March 5, 2018
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The Boston Celtics head to United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls on Monday, March 5, 2018. The opening line for this game has Boston as 8 point favorites.
The Celtics head into this matchup with a mark of 44-20. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.2 as they are averaging 104.4 points per contest while giving up 100.2 per game. The Bulls have an overall mark of 21-41. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.3 points per contest and giving up 109.5, which is a point differential of -6.2.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 38-24-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 33-29-2 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 32-28-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 33-29-0 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
03/02/18 F Paul Zipser Foot is "?" Monday vs Boston
Kyrie Irving averages 24.8 points per contest in 32.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.1 assists per game and 3.7 rebounds per contest for Boston. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%. Al Horford comes into this game averaging 12.8 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Zach Lavine averages 17.6 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 27.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.3 rebounds per game and 3.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Lauri Markkanen has scored 14.9 points per contest while playing 30.4 minutes per game this season for the Bulls. He hauls in 7.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics allow 100.2 points per contest which is 2nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 1st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they allow 20.7 assists per game which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Boston averages 104.4 points per contest this year, which is 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.13 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 22nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 44.2 boards per contest and 22.3 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 23rd with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls give up 109.5 points per game, which ranks them 24th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 23rd and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 25.4 dimes allowed per game and 29th with 45.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 3rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 13 per contest this year. Chicago is 23rd in the NBA with 103.3 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -6.11. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in the league. They are 7th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.9 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 23.5. The Bulls are 20th in turnovers per contest with 13.8.
The Celtics are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 103.8, and their offensive rating of 108 is ranked 30th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 15th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Boston is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 30th in the NBA.
Chicago is 26th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league. The Bulls are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104, and their defensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 28th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Boston -8 and over 213 total points
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