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Boston Celtics vs Chicago Bulls 1/4/2020 Picks Previews and Prediction

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Boston Celtics vs Chicago Bulls 1-4-2020 Picks Previews and Prediction

Boston Celtics vs Chicago Bulls 1/4/2020 – Two Eastern Conference teams Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls are all set to square-off from United Center in Chicago, Illinois for an interesting game. Chicago Bulls are playing at home, but do they have the power to shut out Boston Celtics in this game is what we need to find out. The NBA over under betting is all set as Boston Celtics enter this game with an overall record of 24-8. The Celtics are holding the 2nd spot in the Eastern Conference play, but the Bulls are holding an overall record of 13-22.

Boston Celtics vs Chicago Bulls 1/4/2020

When: January 4, 2020 8:00 PM ET
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
TV: NBCSBO
Stream: NBA League Pass / SofaScore

Boston Celtics vs Chicago Bulls 1/4/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Boston Celtics -2.5 (-108) 209.5 o (-110) -145

Chicago Bulls
+2.5 (-108) +2.5 (-108) +125
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Boston Celtics Betting

Boston Celtics defeated Charlotte Hornets in their last game after scoring 109 points. The Hornets were unable to get past 92 points while the Celtics proved to be a threat once again. Boston is currently seven games behind Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference play. The Celtics are competing with the top teams in their conference and they are maintaining pace with Miami Heat. Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum and Enes Kanter are key players for Boston Celtics.

Players to watch: K. Walker PG (30 GP 30 GS 32.3 MIN 22.5 PTS 0.8 OR 3.1 DR 3.9 REB 5.2 AST 0.9 STL 0.6 BLK 2.3 TO 1.6 PF 2.3 AST/TO 22.24 PER)

J. Tatum PF (31 GP 31 GS 34.2 MIN 21.3 PTS 1.2 OR 5.7 DR 7 REB 2.8 AST 1.4 STL 0.8 BLK 2.3 TO 2.2 PF 1.2 AST/TO 18.19 PER)

J. Brown SG (27 GP 27 GS 33.6 MIN 20.6 PTS 1 OR 6 DR 7 REB 2.4 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 2 TO 3.1 PF 1.2 AST/TO 19.7 PER).

Chicago Bulls Betting

At one point in time, Chicago Bulls were one of the most recognized teams, but they are struggling to progress from their 11th position in the Eastern Conference play. The Bulls won just nine of their conference games and are currently on a two-game losing streak. Chicago tried hard to defeat Utah Jazz when they scored 98 points. Utah was strong enough to get past the Bulls and settle with a final score of 102.

Players to watch: Z. LaVine PG (35 GP 35 GS 33.4 MIN 23.4 PTS 0.7 OR 3.9 DR 4.6 REB 3.9 AST 1.3 STL 0.4 BLK 3.4 TO 2.3 PF 1.2 AST/TO 17.91 PER)

L. Markkanen PF (35 GP 35 GS 30.1 MIN 15.1 PTS 1.2 OR 5.5 DR 6.7 REB 1.7 AST 0.9 STL 0.6 BLK 1.7 TO 2 PF 1 AST/TO 14.93 PER)

W. Carter Jr. C (35 GP 35 GS 30.1 MIN 11.9 PTS 3.5 OR 6.4 DR 9.9 REB 1.2 AST 0.7 STL 0.9 BLK 1.7 TO 3.9 PF 0.7 AST/TO 16.25 PER).

Boston Celtics vs Chicago Bulls 1/4/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Boston Celtics

Boston are 13-7 ATS in their last 20 games.
Celtics are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.
Boston are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against Chicago.
Boston are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Chicago.
Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Boston’s last 10 games when playing on the road against Chicago.
Boston are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season.
Boston are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games played in January.

Chicago Bulls

Chicago are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chicago’s last 11 games against Boston.
Their total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chicago’s last 10 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chicago’s last 10 games when playing at home against Boston.
Chicago are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Chicago are 1-10 SU in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Atlantic division.
Bulls are 2-18 SU in their last 20 games played in January.
Chicago are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games played on a Saturday.

Injuries

Boston Celtics

Kemba Walker PG Illness is “?” Saturday vs Chicago
Enes Kanter C Chin injured last game, is “?” Saturday vs Chicago

Chicago Bulls

Otto Porter Jr. SF Foot is out indefinitely
Zach LaVine SG Ankle is probable Saturday vs Boston
Chandler Hutchison SF Shoulder is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Boston
Wendell Carter Jr. C Ankle is probable Saturday vs Boston

Head-to-Head
Boston Celtics Chicago Bulls
19-11-2001 Against the Spread 18-17
13-18 Straight Up 16-19
111 Points per Game 105
103 Points Allowed per Game 106
45.79 Offensive FG% 42.91
80.24 Offensive FT% 76.71
35.61 Offensive 3PT% 35.32
43.7 Defensive FG% 45.29
73.99 Defensive FT% 76
34.19 Defensive 3PT% 33.27

Boston Celtics vs Chicago Bulls Betting Picks

Chicago Bulls are dealing with too many injured players and they have no scope to get past Boston Celtics at home. Most of the online NBA betting sites have predicted Boston Celtics to win this game with ease.

Moneyline: With their strong outcome, Boston Celtics are holding a -145 moneyline in this game. Whereas, the Bulls will be holding +125.

ATS: The ATS for the Celtics are -2.5 and the ATS for the Bulls are +2.5.

TOTALs: The totals are all set to go over 209.5 for Boston and under 209.5 for Chicago.

Score Prediction: 110 – 103 Celtics