Celtics vs Bulls Prediction NBA Picks 2/22/24

Chicago Bulls (26-29) vs Boston Celtics (43-12)

Game Info: Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 8:00 pm (United Center)

Betting Odds: Chicago Bulls +7.5 -- Over/Under: 226 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Chicago Bulls play host to the Boston Celtics at the United Center on Thursday night. Here’s a Bulls vs Celtics Prediction.

Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics have been in red-hot form as they've won eight of their last nine games overall and they will be gunning for a seventh straight victory after blowing past the struggling Nets in a 136-86 blowout win before the break. Payton Pritchard led the team in scoring with 28 points on 11 of 16 shooting off the bench, Derrick White drained five 3-pointers to finish with 27 points, Jayson Tatum tallied 20 points with seven rebounds and nine assists while Kristaps Porzingis chipped in with 14 points in just 16 minutes of action. As a team, the Celtics shot 57 percent from the field and a sizzling 22 of 45 from the 3-point line as they dominated the first half by 68-32 and just kept their foot on the gas to finish with one of their best wins of the season.

Chicago Bulls

Meanwhile, the Chicago Bulls have been in decent shape as they've split their last 10 games, but they will be hoping to bounce back here after falling painfully short to the red-hot Cavaliers in a 108-105 road defeat on Feb 14. Coby White led the team with 32 points, seven rebounds and four assists, DeMar DeRozan added 24 points with six assists on nine of 16 shooting while Andre Drummond tallied 10 points with 15 rebounds. As a team, the Bulls shot 45 percent from the field and 14 of 33 from the 3-point line as they jumped all over the Cavaliers with 32 points in the first quarter to take an early 17-point lead, only to get run down in the fourth quarter where they leaked 37 points.

Chicago Bulls Player Facts

  • Alex Caruso is one of only five qualified players in the league averaging at least 1.0 threes, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks this season.
  • Nikola Vucevic ranks 9th amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (10.6) this season.

Boston Celtics Player Facts

  • Jayson Tatum is one of only four players in the league to be leading his team for points, rebounds and assists this season.
  • Derrick White is one of only five qualified players in the league averaging at least 1.0 threes, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Bulls rank 30th in the league for opponent three-point field goals attempts per game this season (39.1).
  • The Bulls rank T1st in the league for Q4 win percentage this season (58.2%).
  • The Celtics rank 1st in the league for point differential per game this season (+10.1).
  • The Celtics rank 1st in the league for rebounds per game this season (47.3).

Bulls vs Celtics Prediction

The Celtics could still be missing a couple players including Jaden Springer and Xavier Tillman, while the Bulls are without Torrey Craig and Patrick Williams. The Celtics are one of the hottest teams in the league at the moment and they certainly looked dominant in their 50-point win over the Nets in their last game, while the Bulls have been middle of the pack lately and they will be annoyed with how they blew a 17-point lead to the Cavaliers in their last game. The Celtics start as obvious favorites in this one, but the Bulls really took it to the surging Cavaliers in their last game and I think they can keep this one close and stay within the number.

Peter’s Pick Chicago +7.5

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