The 22-15 Chicago Bulls will travel to play the 20-18 Boston Celtics in an NBA pro basketball game on Friday night. Tip off time from Boston is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.
The NBA odds from this pro basketball game will come out on Friday afternoon as guard Avery Bradley has been listed as a game time decision with a rib injury. Bulls forward Luol Deng is day to day with a hamstring injury. Trend: Boston Celtics is 4-0 to the under in their past four games.
The Chicago Bulls are 11-5 on the road this season. The team has won two straight and six of their past eight games. They are coming off the 107-105 road win on Wednesday to the Toronto Raptors as a -4 ½ point betting favorite. The total landed over 183 points. The Bulls got a very good performance from Carlos Boozer who scores 36 points and grabs 12 rebounds on 16 of 24 shooting. With Derrick Rose on the sidelines the Bulls defense has carried them to a record seven games over .500. The team is in the top five in the NBA in points allowed as well as field goal defense.
The Celtics are 13-7 on their home court on the season. They had their six game win streak snapped on Wednesday in a 90-78 home loss to the New Orleans Hornets as a -8 ½ point betting favorite. The total landed under 182 ½ points. Boston was held to just 35 second half points in the loss. The Celtics made just 4 of 18 from three and missed 10 of 16 free throws. New Orleans pulls down 15 more rebounds than Boston. The free throw discrepancy was wide as the Celtics attempted 16 shots to the Hornets 31 in a game played on the Celtics home court. Boston is in need of size down low to help Kevin Garnett on the glass as the team is 30th and last in the NBA in rebounding.