Bulls vs Celtics Prediction and Odds

Bulls vs Celtics Prediction and Odds

Bulls vs Celtics Prediction and Odds: Stats and Bookmakers both favor a Boston Celtics win over the Chicago Bulls.


The Chicago Bulls (19-21) have had an ordinary season as of now. However, they have been able to improve their performance lately. They won their last 3 games and are 7-3 in the last 10 games. The Boston Celtics (28-12) on the other hand are leaders in the Eastern Conference and are on a 2 games winning streak.

Tonight the two Eastern Conference teams will come face-to-face at the TD Garden in Boston MA. The last time the two teams met at the TD Garden, the Celtics picked up a 4-point win against the Bulls. The game ended with 123-119 points in favor of the Bulls. The Celtics’ win involved complete team work with Jayson Tatum leading the scoring by 36 points. From the Bulls, Demar DeRozan pegged 46 points for the Bulls.

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Bulls vs Celtics Prediction: Last 5 Games Analysis

The Boston Celtics have won 75% of their home games. In their last 5 home games, the Boston Celtics have won 4 and lost 1. They are undefeated in their last 4 games. They defeated the likes of the Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Minnesota Timberwolves while facing a defeat at the hands of the Indiana Pacers.

In their last five games:

  • The Boston Celtics have averaged 122.8 points.
  • The Boston Celtics have conceded 111.2 points.
  • The number of games ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 0
  • Games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points or more: 5

The Bulls have won 4 of their last 5 away games. They defeated the Philadelphia 76ers, New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks, and Miami Heat. The defeat came at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In their last five games:

  • The Chicago Bulls have averaged 120.8 points.
  • The Chicago Bulls have conceded 117 points.
  • The number of games ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 2
  • Games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points or more: 3

Both teams are in the middle of a good run at home and away respectively

Bulls vs Celtics Prediction: Offense and Defense Comparisons

Attack

The Celtics are second in made 3-pointers and 3-point percentage but first in free throws made. The Boston Celtics have had the greatest adjusted offensive ratings this season, according to Dunk and three.com. After corrections, the Boston Celtics’ offensive rating is 117.9.

The Chicago Bulls have played with an average of 114.5 points per game in the current season. In shooting, their success rate stands at 48.7% for field goals and 36.8% for 3-pointers. The Bulls are ranked in the 17th position in the offense having an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 113.2.

Overall the Celtics lead the Bulls in Offense.

Defense

The Celtics force their opponents to shoot 46.9% from the field while giving up 112.9 points to them. The Celtics are now rated fifteenth in terms of defensive points allowed this season. According to dunks and threes, the Celtics earned the ninth-highest defensive ratings in the NBA this season.

The Chicago Bulls are conceding 115.4 points per game. They maintained an average of 42.2 rebounds per game. Chicago played with an average of 7.7 steals per game while the average number of assists per game stands at 4.8. The Bulls are rated 113.4 on defense and are ranked 15th in the league.

The Celtics are stronger in Defense compared to the Bulls.

Bulls vs Celtics Odds

The Boston Celtics will be starting as home favorites in tonight’s game against the Chicago Bulls. The bookmakers for this game have favored the host Boston Celtics. Here are the spread, Moneyline, and win probability for this game:

Spread (Oddsshark):

  • Chicago Bulls +8: (-119)
  • Boston Celtics -8: (-119)

Moneyline (Betway):

  • Chicago Bulls: +310
  • Boston Celtics: -400

Win Probability (Smarkets):

  • Chicago Bulls: 22%
  • Boston Celtics: 78%
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Bulls vs Celtics Prediction and Odds: Insights

Will the Celtics Extend their Top Spot Lead?

The Celtics have grown from strength to strength this season and are currently top of the Eastern Conference. The Celtics have won 2 games on the trot and will be hoping of extending their winning streak to 3 games. However, the main concern of the Boston Celtics would be to extend and strengthen their top position lead in the Eastern Conference.

The Celtics currently have won 28 games and lost 12 games. However, they lead just by 1 win over the 2nd placed Brooklyn Nets who have won 27 games as of now. A defeat tonight will tie their number of defeats with the Nets who have lost 1 game more than the Celtics. Therefore, tonight’s game will be crucial for the Boston Celtics. A win will help them further solidify their top position in the Eastern Conference.

In the last game, the Boston Celtics defeated the San Antonio Spurs in their backyard. The Celtics, despite being the visitors were dominant from the very start of the game and the game ended in 121-116 points in favor of the Celtics. Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum lead from the front. Together they pegged in 63 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists in the game.

Can the Bulls extend their Winning Streak Against the Celtics?

The Chicago Bulls and the Boston Celtics have met thrice this season. The Bulls defeated the Celtics in two games. The last time the two teams met this season was in the backyard of the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls pulled out a 121-107 point win over the Boston Celtics, For the Bulls DeMar DeRozan pegged in 28 points. He had 8 rebounds and 4 assists in the game. He was well-assisted by Zach LaVine who added 22 points in the game.

Tonight Bulls will be hoping to extend their winning streak against the Celtics this season.

Celtics vs Bulls Head-to-Head Statistics

The Chicago Bulls and the Boston Celtics have played 239 games in the regular season. The Boston Celtics with 130 wins are ahead of the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls have had 109 victories against the Celtics so far.

In the last 5 games between the two teams, the Boston Celtics have won 3 while the Chicago Bulls have won 2. The last game between the two teams ended in a win for the Chicago Bulls.

Last Five Games Stats:

  • Of the last 5 games between the Bulls and Celtics, the Bulls hosted 3 games while the Boston Celtics hosted 2 games.
  • The Bulls won two home and lost 1 home game.
  • The Celtics won both of their home games and won 1 away game.
  • An average of 225.5 points were scored in the last 5 games between the two teams.
  • The Bulls scored an average of 113.2 points while Celtics scored an average of 112.6 points.

Celtics vs Bulls Prediction: Recent Form

Chicago Bulls have had an average season as of now. Despite winning 3 straight games, they are ranked 9th in the Eastern Conference. As of now, they have had 19 wins and 21 defeats this season. In their last 10 games, they have won 7 and lost 3.

Talking about their form at home, the Bulls have won 11 of their 20 home games. On roads, they are 8-12. Playing the teams from their own conference, the Bulls have won 16 games and lost 11 games.

The Boston Celtics on the other hand, have had a terrific season so far. The Celtics are 28-12 this season and sit atop of Eastern division. The Celtics have won 2 straight games and are coming off a win against San Antonio Spurs.

In their last 10 games, the Celtics have managed to win 6 games. On the roads, the Boston Celtics have had 13 wins in 20 games while at home they are 15-5.

Bulls vs Celtics Prediction and Odds: Players to Watch Out

Chicago Bulls

DeMar DeRozan (Small Forward)

Points Per Game: 26.6 | Rebounds Per Game: 5.2 | Assists Per Game: 4.9

Zach LaVine (Shooting Guard)

Points Per Game: 22.4 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.3 | Assists Per Game: 4.3

Nicola Vucevic (Center)

Points Per Game: 16.8 | Rebounds Per Game: 10.5 | Assists Per Game: 2.9

Boston Celtics

Jayson Tatum (Small Forward)

Points Per Game: 30.7 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.2 | Assists Per Game: 4.2

Jaylen Brown (Shooting Guard)

Points Per Game: 26.9 | Rebounds Per Game: 7.1 | Steals Per Game: 1.1

Malcolm Brogdon (Point Guard)

Points Per Game: 13.2 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.1 | Assists Per Game: 3.8

Bulls vs Celtics Winner Prediction

  • The Celtics are great at home but the Bulls are in the middle of top performance in away games
  • The Celtics lead over the Bulls in both the attack and defense this season.
  • Overall: The Boston Celtics are predicted to win.

The Boston Celtics have a task on their hands to end their losing streak against the Bulls. As a host, the Celtics will start as home favorites. Considering the overall form of both the teams and also taking into account the home advantage, the Boston Celtics will have an edge in tonight’s game.