Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls NBA Tips 2/23/2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
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The Boston Celtics travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 9 point favorites.
The Celtics have a record of 37-22. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 6.3 as they average 112.7 points per game while giving up 106.4 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 14-44 this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They average 103.2 points per game and surrender 111.6, good for a point differential of -8.4.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 30-28-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 34-25-0 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 25-31-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 25-33-0 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
02/21/19 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Chicago
02/03/19 C Aron Baynes Foot is out indefinitely
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
02/15/19 PG Kris Dunn Back is probable Friday vs Orlando
01/26/19 SF Chandler Hutchison Knee is out indefinitely
01/16/19 F Wendell Carter Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
Jayson Tatum comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Al Horford averages 12.9 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.0 assists per contest and 7.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Otto Porter averages 13.5 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Zach Lavine averages 23.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 112.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 26.3 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 13.1 per game. The Celtics allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 22.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 28th in the league with 103.2 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -8.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 42.1 boards per game, and 27th in assists per contest with 22.0. The Bulls are 10th in turnovers per game with 14.7. The Bulls surrender 111.6 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 25.2 assists allowed per contest and 26th with 46.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls were 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game last season.
The Celtics are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.7, and their defensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Boston is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 28th in the league.
Chicago is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league. The Bulls are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.5, and their defensive rating of 112 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 27th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston -9
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