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Apr 06, 2022

Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls Predictions, Picks, Odds

Regular-season NBA action will resume on Wednesday night with a heavyweight Eastern Conference bout between the Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls. Coverage begins from United Center in Chicago at 8:00 p.m. ET.

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Score Prediction

Celtics 118, Bulls 108

Best Bets

Celtics -7 (-110) at WynnBet

Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls Predictions

After finishing 11th in the East with a record of 31-41 SU last year, Chicago bounced back with a triumphant start to this season, as the Bulls opened with a sturdy 26-10 SU and 22-14 ATS run – while scoring 111.5 OPPG and allowing just 106.9 DPPG across that window.

Chicago has been decimated by health issues since the early stages of January though, considering the Bulls enter Wednesday riding a bumpy 19-23 SU and 19-22-1 ATS skid, which includes a 6-7 SU record without two-time All-Star Zach LaVine – and a record of 13-17 SU with him.

On the other hand, Boston stumbled out to a surprisingly poor start to the season, as the Celtics kicked things off with a frustrating 15-20 SU and ATS skid – with ten of those SU losses coming by double-digits.

However, Boston has admirably flipped the script since mid-January, considering the Celtics enter Wednesday riding an impressive 34-10 SU and 27-16-1 ATS run – while tallying 113.6 OPPG and surrendering just 102.3 DPPG during that timeframe.

I’ll back Boston here, as the Celtics are 13-3 SU and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games, while scoring 119.2 OPPG and surrendering 105.7 DPPG during that span – likely presenting an uphill battle for a Bulls squad that’s playing with a rest disadvantage and averaging just 108 OPPG across their current 4-7 SU skid.

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Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Atlantic vs. Central
  • Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
  • Venue: United Center
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • TV-Time: NBA League Pass - 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Injury Report

Boston Celtics Betting Analysis

  • SU: 49-30
  • ATS: 42-36-1
  • O/U: 38-39-2

After finishing seventh in the East with a record of 36-36 SU this year, Boston stumbled out to a similarly underwhelming start to this season, as the Celtics opened with a lackluster 15-20 SU skid – despite getting tagged as favorites in 22 of those contests.

However, Boston has turned things around through excellent defense, considering the Celtics enter Wednesday riding an impressive 34-10 SU stretch, while scoring 114+ PTS in 22 of those contests (113.6 OPPG) – and allowing 100 PTS or less in 20 of them (102.3 DPPG).

Chicago Bulls Betting Analysis

  • SU: 45-33
  • ATS: 42-36-1
  • O/U: 38-39-2

After last year’s lackluster 31-41 SU showing, the Bulls went out and made some bold acquisitions this past offseason, ultimately reshaping their entire roster, considering LaVine is now partnered up with a dynamic supporting cast that includes DeMar DeRozanLonzo BallNikola VucevicAlex Caruso and others.

Unfortunately, Chicago has stalled out recently due to various health concerns, considering the Bulls are 19-23 SU and 19-22-1 ATS across their last 42 games, with a decent chunk of those SU losses coming in the absence of LaVine (5) – and all of them coming without Lonzo (22).

The Celtics are 13-3 SU in their last 16 games. (AP)

Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls Head-to-Head

The Bulls won two of three regular-season matchups against Boston last year, with all three contests staying under the total at an average of 213.3 PPG. However, Chicago and Boston split their first two matchups of this season 1-1 SU, with both contests soaring over the total at a lofty average of 234 PPG.

Key Players to Watch

  • BOS: Jayson Tatum - SF (27 PPG, 8 REB, 4.4 AST)
  • BOS: Jaylen Brown - SG (23.7 PPG, 6.1 REB, 3.4 AST)
  • CHI: Zach LaVine - SG (24.7 PPG, 4.6 REB, 4.5 AST)
  • CHI: DeMar DeRozan - SF (28 PPG, 5.3 REB, 5 AST)

Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls Betting Conclusion

After posting back-to-back home wins over the Wizards and Pacers, the Celtics hit the road for Wednesday’s contest as short favorites over the Bulls at United Center – marking the eighth time Chicago has been an underdog across their last 12 games.

I’ll back Boston here, as the Bulls are 4-7 SU and ATS in their last seven games, while scoring just 108 OPPG and surrendering 115.5 DPPG during that span – setting the stage for another unfavorable matchup against a Celtics squad that’s averaging 119.2 OPPG across their latest 13-3 SU run.

Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls Betting Trends

  • The Celtics are 7-3 ATS in their last ten games.
  • The Bulls are 5-3 ATS in their last eight matchups against Boston.
  • The total has gone OVER in eight of the last nine Celtics' games.
  • The Celtics are 13-3 SU in their last 16 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of the last six matchups between the Bulls and Celtics.
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