Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls - 1/13/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Chicago Bulls (14-26) at Boston Celtics (26-11)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 13, 2020 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -9.5 -- Over/Under: 215.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics meet Monday in NBA action at the TD Garden.
The Chicago Bulls need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 105.9 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 107.7 points on 46 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 24.4 points and 4.6 rebounds while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 15.3 points and 6.6 rebounds. Wendell Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Cody White is dishing 2.1 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have split their last six road games.
The Boston Celtics look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 111.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 104.4 points on 44 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 22.1 points and 5.1 assists while Jayson Tatum is averaging 20.8 points and 6.9 rebounds. Jaylen Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing six rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won five of their last seven home games.
The Bulls are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 road games, 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games as a road underdog and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Celtics are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 Monday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 4-1 in Bulls last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Celtics last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Bulls are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Boston and 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 20-6 in the last 26 meetings in Boston.
These teams played last week and the Chicago Bulls hung around with the Celtics, using by just seven points and shooting 38 percent from deep. The Boston Celtics are allowing 46.5 percent shooting from the field in their last five games and are only winning by an average of 2.2 points. The Chicago Bulls have had great recent success ATS on the road this season where they only lose by an average of 1.8 points. I want the free buckets in this contest.