The 30-21 Chicago Bulls will travel to face the 27-24 Boston Celtics in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from Boston is scheduled for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA TV.
The NBA odds from this game have the home team Boston Celtics favored by -1 point with a total of 183 points.
The teams have met three times this season with Chicago winning and covering the spread in two of the three games. Each game went over the total.
Chicago has a road record on the year of 15-9. They have lost three of their past four games. They come off the 103-89 home defeat on Monday to the San Antonio Spurs as a -3 ½ point betting favorite. The game ended over 188 points. The Bulls shoot 47.4% from the floor with 2 of 12 from three. They pulled down 23 more rebounds than the Spurs and can’t win because they allowed 52% shooting to San Antonio and committed 19 turnovers. Nate Robinson had 20 points and 7 assists on 8 of 15 shooting. With Derrick Rose sidelined due to injury the Bulls struggle for points as they average just 93.6 points a game ranking 26th in the NBA. These scoring issues come into play when the Bulls face good teams. Derrick Rose is very close to returning to the Bulls sometime after the All Star Break.
The Boston Celtics are 19-9 on their home court. Their seven game win streak was snapped on Monday in a 94-91 road defeat to the Charlotte Bobcats as a -4 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at under 191 points. The Celtics were on a back to back after playing a double overtime game the night before. They shoot 41.6% from the field and 6 of 14 from three. The stats were very close. Boston allowed Charlotte 42.9% from the floor and 8 of 18 from three. Kevin Garnett had 16 points and 13 rebounds in the loss. The Celtics have had rebounding issues this season. They lack good size down low to help Kevin Garnett as the team is 29th and second to last in the NBA in rebounding this season.