Chicago Bulls vs Boston Celtics 1/13/2020 Spread Picks and Prediction
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Chicago Bulls vs Boston Celtics 1/13/2020 – The Boston Celtics have been playing subpar recently and hope to get their rhythm back when they host the Chicago Bulls at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusets. This match will happen on Monday, January 13 at 7:30 pm Eastern time. Live streaming is made available at SofaScore and another option is getting a subscription from NBA League Pass. The Bulls have struggled all season long and they are trying to develop their young core of players. They are picked as the underdogs in this game as forecasted by NBA Parlay against the Boston Celtics. In their last game, the Celtics put up a whopping 140 points over the Pelicans which solidify their odds as well.
Chicago Bulls vs Boston Celtics 1/13/2020
Chicago Bulls vs Boston Celtics 1/13/2020 Betting Odds
Chicago Bulls Betting
This has been the season that Zach LaVine has been ripping the stat sheet for the Chicago Bulls. He has shown that he can be the cornerstone for this team’s rebuild and there is an upside to the talent surrounding him. This season, Lauri Markkanen is expected to beak out to Dirk Nowitzki type of numbers but he seems to have hit a wall. As they match up with the Celtics, they would need their guards to be able to match up and contain Kemba Walker and Jaylen Brown. Controlling the boards will be important for this team as well but so far, that department is something that needs a lot of work. The good side to this upcoming game for the Bulls is that they are coming off a win against the Detroit Pistons and they got to polish their guns.
Players to watch: Z. LaVine PG 39 GP 39 GS 33.9 MIN 24.4 PTS 0.7 OR 3.9 DR 4.6 REB 3.9 AST 1.4 STL 0.4 BLK 3.2 TO 2.2 PF 1.2 AST/TO 19.22 PER
L. Markkanen PF 39 GP 39 GS 30.3 MIN 15.3 PTS 1.2 OR 5.3 DR 6.6 REB 1.6 AST 0.8 STL 0.5 BLK 1.6 TO 2 PF 1 AST/TO 14.96 PER
C. White PG 39 GP 0 GS 24.3 MIN 11.6 PTS 0.4 OR 3.2 DR 3.5 REB 2.1 AST 0.8 STL 0.1 BLK 1.5 TO 1.4 PF 1.4 AST/TO 10.52 PER
Boston Celtics Betting
The Boston Celtics are on their ideal season with Kemba Walker at the helm. Providing numbers and the leadership that they are looking for from Kyrie Irving, Walker has blended in smoothly to the team’s system. This is the season that they are getting Gordon Hayward back and he has been a solid contributor and slowly getting to his Utah Jazz numbers. Jayson Tatum is no longer the biggest secret of the Celtics as he has become an All-Star for this team. It will be interesting how Tatum will match up with LaVine. The big advantage of the Celtics will be their rebounding with Daniel Theis and Enes Kanter share minutes in the center position and combine well on the rebounding numbers.
Players to Watch: K. Walker PG 32 GP 32 GS 31.9 MIN 22.1 PTS 0.8 OR 3 DR 3.8 REB 5.1 AST 0.9 STL 0.6 BLK 2.3 TO 1.6 PF 2.2 AST/TO 21.9 PER
J. Tatum PF 36 GP 36 GS 34.2 MIN 20.8 PTS 1.1 OR 5.8 DR 6.9 REB 2.8 AST 1.3 STL 0.8 BLK 2.3 TO 2.1 PF 1.2 AST/TO 17.41 PER
J. Brown SG 32 GP 32 GS 33.5 MIN 20.1 PTS 1 OR 6 DR 7 REB 2.3 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.3 TO 2.9 PF 1 AST/TO 18.18 PER
Chicago Bulls vs Boston Celtics 1/13/2020 Betting Numbers
Chicago are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
Boston are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
Otto Porter Jr. SF Foot is out indefinitely
Daniel Theis C Knee is downgraded to OUT Monday vs Chicago
Chicago Bulls vs Boston Celtics Betting Picks
This should be a game that the Celtics will dominate at home as seen by Bet On NBA Games. Kemba Walker alone will be a huge load to bear for the Bulls yet alone with Gordon Hayward and Jayson Tatum. Lauri Markkanen should try to level up his game as he poses matchup problems for the Celtics. With the Bulls not having a legitimate center right now with the injuries of Wendell Carter, Jr. out, it will be a long night for them.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Bulls if they pull an upset is at +395 while the Celtics are at -500 in this home game.
ATS: The spread between the two teams are 9.5 points with Chicago at +9.5 and the Celtics on the other end -9.5.
TOTALs: The total handed to this game is at 215.5 with the Celtics gong under while the Buls are the team over.
Score Prediction: 115 – 105 Celtics