Chicago Bulls vs Boston Celtics Prediction, Pick and Preview, November 21 (11/21): NBA
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- Nov 22, 2022, 5:06:39 AM
|Time||7:30 p.m. EST|
|Celtics money line||-130|
|Celtics spread||-1.5 (-110)|
|Bulls money line||+110|
|Bulls spread||+1.5 (-110)|
|Over / under||236.5|
2022-2023 season stats
|Boston Celtics||Chicago Bulls|
|Road / home record||5-2||5-2|
|Points per game||119.25||115.50|
|Points allowed per game||113.00||113.00|
|Rebounds per game||41.50||46.67|
|Over / under record||9-5||9-5|
The Chicago Bulls return home to host the Boston Celtics at the State Farm Arena on Wednesday night. These teams faced each other 4 times last season and they tied 2-2. The Celtics couldn't beat the Bulls in Chicago.
The Celtics get here with a 11-3 record overall and are 5-2 on the road ranking 1st in the Atlantic division. In their last game at home they beat the OKC Thunder 126-122. Marcus Smart scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half. Jayson Tatum had 27 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics, and Al Horford added 12 points and 11 boards. Smart also had eight assists and five rebounds.
Jayson Tatum leads the team with 31.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists for the Celtics while Marcus Smart is averaging 7.1 assists per game.
In their last 10 games, the Celtics are 7-3, averaging 119.0 points, 43.0 rebounds, 29.2 assists, 7.3 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 52.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.3 points.
The Bulls get here with a 3-4 record and 2-2 on the road so far this season ranking 3rd in the Central Division. In their last game, they lost 114-109 against the Philadelphia 76ers. DeRozan, who reached the 20,000-point milestone in Friday’s loss at San Antonio, led Chicago with 24. Nikola Vucevic added 23 points and 19 rebounds. The 6-foot-10 center from Montenegro made five 3-pointers.
DeMar DeRozan leads the team with 25.9 points and 4.6 assists per game while Nicola Vucevic is grabbing 11.9 rebounds per game for the Bulls.
In their last 10 games, the Bulls are 3-7, averaging 106.5 points, 43.3 rebounds, 22.4 assists, 6.9 steals and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 44.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.8 points.
INJURIES: Lonzo Ball is out.
Boston are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games.
Boston are 13-5 SU in their last 18 games against Chicago.
Boston are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago.
Chicago are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chicago's last 12 games.
Chicago are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games against Boston.
The Celtics have been on fire this season and have lost only 3 games so far and are on a 7 game winning streak. The Bulls are also having a great start of the season and have been good at home with 5-2 record there. They beat the Celtics twice at home last season and with Marcus Smart, Williams and Brogdon out I think the Bulls have a chance to win this one. Take the Bulls.
PICK: Bulls ML (+110)
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