Chicago Bulls versus Boston Celtics Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 12-18-2012

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The 12-11 Boston Celtics will be the road team as they battle the 13-9 Chicago Bulls in an NBA pro basketball game on Tuesday night. Tip off time from Chicago is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The current odds in this NBA contest has the home team Chicago Bulls favored by -1 ½ points with a total of 182 points. There has been no line movement in this game since the odds were released a few hours ago.

The teams met back on November 12th and it was Boston with the 101-95 road win as a +2 ½ point underdog. The total landed over 184 ½ points. Trend: Boston Celtics are 0-3 ATS in their past three games.

The Celtics are 4-7 straight up on the road this season and has dropped the first two games of their three game road trip. They score just 89 points at Houston and drop a 103-88 road defeat at San Antonio as a +9 point underdog on Saturday. It was a very sloppy performance by Boston in the loss with 20 turnovers in defeat. Paul Pierce leads the team with nearly 20 points a game and 41% shooting.

Chicago traveled to Memphis on Monday with two straight wins and five wins in their past six games. Their offense failed them in an 80-71 road defeat to the Grizzlies as a +6 ½ point underdog. The total came in at under 179 points. The Bulls offense has struggled without Derrick Rose in the lineup. They make just 37% from the floor against Memphis in the loss. The guard tandem of Belinelli and Hinrich combine for 6 of 20 from the field. Chicago is 27th in the NBA averaging 92 points a game.

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