Winning Streaks on the Line
The Chicago Bulls face the Boston Celtics with three consecutive wins under their belt and a sudden confidence boost.
It was looking grim for the Bulls, but scoring a win over the Celtics on Monday could propel them further up the Eastern Conference standings.
However, beating the Celtics at home is tough and that’s why NBA odds have Boston at -8½.
Let’s check the latest NBA odds, stats, injury report and NBA lines for Bulls vs Celtics. We’ve plenty of NBA betting odds for you to consider.
Bulls Proving Their Worth
The Bulls were down and out at 16-21, but they rebounded with three straight wins over the Nets, 76ers, and Jazz. Those are three quality wins, especially ending the lengthy winning streak of the Nets 121-112.
Beating Philadelphia is another big scalp as they eye another Eastern Conference victory. The difference has been an improvement in offense, including scoring over 120 points in their recent wins.
Zach LaVine comes off a 36-point performance against the Jazz and the team could use another big performance from the slam-dunking star. His teamwork with DeMar DeRozan is still a work in progress, but it was always going to need time.
“We still got a ways to go,” DeRozan said about his synergy with LaVine. “That’s the crazy part. We knew it was going to come at some point, understanding our spots and understanding moments in the game when it’s time to be aggressive.”
The Bulls are 20-18-2 against the spread after covering the last three. They covered them by a total of 43½ points, so it was an easy watch for loyal bettors.
However, the sportsbook isn’t giving them much respect despite their form, but +8½ is a healthy start for the visitors.
Celtics Best in the East
There is little doubt labeling the Celtics as the best team in the Eastern Conference and they could be the best in the NBA.
Standing at 28-12 and 15-5 at home, it’s not surprising that Vegas NBA lines have the Celtics favored to beat the Bulls easily. However, it hasn’t been all smooth sailing lately.
They suffered a 123-111 loss to Denver before losing heavily to Oklahoma City 150-117. Slightly embarrassed by that loss, the Celtics rebounded with road wins over the Mavericks and Spurs.
With only one spread cover from their last five games, bettors are showing some trepidation. However, returning home after a four-game road trip is ideal, and their best basketball comes at TD Garden.
A concern is their recent record against the Bulls, which includes two losses in three games. They lost 120-102 and 121-107 on the road but scored a home win, 123-119, in November.
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Bulls vs Celtics Head-to-Head
The Bulls have covered the spread in seven of the last 10 games against the Celtics, including the last three games.
In their last four spread covers, the Bulls have been at least +5 underdogs and have a 5-5 head-to-head record.
Bulls vs Celtics Game Information
- Game: Bulls (19-21) vs Celtics (28-12)
- Day/Time: Monday, Jan. 9, 7:30 p.m. ET
- Location: TD Garden, Boston, MA
- Bulls vs Celtics Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Bulls vs Celtics Betting Lines
Bulls vs Celtics Picks & Prediction
The Celtics are the better team, but we’re not looking past recent history, so take the Bulls +8½, which is a terrific line.
They have covered the last three spreads against the Celtics at a shorter number, so there’s no reason why they can’t keep this game close.
It should be an offensive-minded contest, so over 237½ should be included in NBA parlays.
Boston is listed at -350in our Vegas NBA lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Celtics, there’s a chance to win $29. Chicago is +280, offering a chance to win $280 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Boston a 77.78% chance to win, with the Bulls at 26.32%.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.
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Celtics vs Bulls Previous Game (Nov. 21, 2022)
The Boston Celtics are heavily favored to beat the Chicago Bulls on Monday thanks to an impressive winning streak.
The sportsbook favorites to win the NBA title improved to 13-3 with a win over New Orleans, so it’s up to the Bulls, who are riding a four-game losing streak, to stop them.
The Celtics are the better team, but we can’t turn down the +6 for the Bulls with Las Vegas lines.
The Bulls have an excellent record against the Celtics, and despite their poor recent form, they can easily turn that around.