On Thursday night we visit the United Center for what should be an intense match up. The Bulls have been playing at an extremely high level as of late, but with the recent news surrounding Derrick Rose, there is room for doubt in Chicago. The Celtics have been dealing with their own issues lately, and after starting off the season as a strong contender, have regressed to a fairly pedestrian record. You can catch this NBA betting match up on TNT at 8 PM EST.
Boston Celtics vs Chicago Bulls NBA Betting Preview
Picking Celtics games is never an easy task – you see a different team every night. How will Aaron Brooks and Kirk Hinrich deal with Isaiah Thomas is going to be the main concern heading into this one though. We know the Bulls are going to dominate the Celtics down low. The real battle in this game will be in the guard slots where Avery Bradley and his illustrious defense will try to slow down Jimmy Butler after his recent outbreak for 40 points in the 2nd half alone against the Raptors on the 3rd. Just as long as Bradley does play.
Why Bet on the Boston Celtics:
It’s the perfect time to turn things around as the Celtics head to visit the Bulls. Although the Bulls are known for their stingy defense, the Celtics have found ways past that defense in the past, with their recent 105-100 win against them only a few weeks ago. Isaiah Thomas is carrying this team right now and if Avery Bradley isn’t back from his hip injury expect Thomas to have to shoulder more of the load than he’s used to. When choosing the Celtics expect to get a few points in your favor as well. The odds will be posted on Mybookie.ag the second that the odds are made available – look to grab the Celtics at anything more than a 5 point handicap.
Why Bet on the Chicago Bulls:
Even without Derrick Rose, the Bulls are showing why they’re a championship contender. Jimmy Butler is playing the best basketball of his life. The defense is finally coming together once again, although it only seems to show up in some games. Pau Gasol has been shooting lights-out as well. There isn’t much more you can ask for from the Bulls at the moment. They’re closing in on the Cavaliers for the lead in the conference and are playing amazing basketball. Expect them to take down the Celtics, especially if they’re missing Avery Bradley.
Expert Pick and Final Score Projection:
I can’t see the Bulls losing this one at home against a Celtics team that’s been struggling as of late. Despite their woes against the Celtics only a few weeks ago, I think the Bulls pull this one out in a fairly close game. Be sure to monitor Avery Bradley up to tip-off as we’ve heard he may not play.
Final Score Projection:
Celtics 96 Bulls 101