Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls
The Chicago Bulls are 4-point favorites over the Boston Celtics this evening is Chicago.Â The over/under total for the game is set at 179 points.Â This should be an excellent game that pits two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.
Chicago is 57-20 overall and 46-31 against the spread.Â They top Boston and Miami by three games each for the Eastern Conference lead. All three teams have just five games left, so a Bulls win would almost eliminate any Boston chance of overtaking them. Chicagos last game was a 97-94 home win over Phoenix on Tuesday. Joakim Noah returned after missing three games and Carlos Boozer played despite battling an illness. Both scored 12 points and Derrick Rose had a team-high 19 as he continues his ascension towards league-MVP. Chicago failed to cover as 11-point favorites and is 0-3 against the spread in its last three, despite winning all three. The 191 combined points scored went der the 203-point total. The er was 8-1 in Chicagos previous nine games. Chicago is 34-5 at home, tied with San Antonio for the best record in the NBA at home.
The Boston Celtics are 54-23 overall and 38-39 against the spread.Â The Celtics are trying to right the ship and head into the playoffs playing good basketball. They also want to at least finish ahead of Miami for second in the conference. Boston has won and covered its last two games over Detroit and Philadelphia. Both were at home with the Philadelphia game on Tuesday. The team is 13-9 overall and 9-13 against the spread since trading Kendrick Perkins to Oklahoma City for Nenad Krstic and Jeff Green. The Celtics are 23-15 and 18-20 against the spread on the road this year. They went 2-2 and 1-3 against the spread on a recent four-game trip.
The home team is 3-0 and 2-1 against the spread in games between Boston and Chicago this year. The Bulls won their only one at home, 90-79 as 2-point favorite on January 8th.Â The der is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in Chicago overall.Â Today, I am taking the Chicago Bulls minus the 4-points at home.Â I feel they are currently playing better than Celtics and they are at home which should lead them to a comfortable win.
Chicago Bulls -4 Boston Celtics