The Boston Celtics are on the road at the Chicago Bulls on Monday, and there is a good chance this will be a blowout from start to finish. While the Bulls have played in some competitive games, they are not in the same league as the Celtics. The Bulls come into the game with a 21-41 record, and 11.5 games behind the 8th seeded Miami Heat. The Bulls are 14-17 when playing at home this season.
The Boston Celtics are in a dogfight for the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Boston is 44-20 on the season and 21-9 on the road. Boston is coming off a loss on Saturday night to the Houston Rockets.The Boston Celtics are -9 over the Chicago Bulls on Monday.
Bulls Looking to Win 2 in a Row
The Chicago Bulls are coming off a win over the Dallas Mavericks, but that snapped a 5 game losing streak. The Bulls are scoring just over 103 points per game, and allowing opponents just shy of 110 per game. Chicago ranks 7th in all of the NBA with 44.9 rebounds per game, and are 11th in assists with 23.5 per game.
The top scorer for the Bulls this season has been Zach Lavine. The guard is scoring 17.6 points per game since returning from missing the first half of the season. Lauri Markkanen is second on the team with 14.9 points per game, while point guard Kris Dunn is averaging 13.5 points and 6 assists per game.
Celtics Looking to Beat up on Bulls
Brad Stevens and the Boston Celtics are gearing up for another postseason run. A season ago, the Celtics lost to the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Celtics had their four game winning streak snapped with the loss in Houston. Boston is not only battling the Raptors for the top seed in the Eastern Conference, but also for the Atlantic Divisional title.
Boston is anchored on the offensive side by Kyrie Irving. The point guard, in his first season since coming over from the Cavaliers is scoring 24.8 points per game, and dishing out 5.1 assists per game. Al Horford has been a nice presence in the pain, and can step out and shoot the outside shot. Horford is scoring nearly 13 points per game, and ripping down just shy of 8 rebounds per game.
Celtics Smoke Bulls
The Boston Celtics are going to roll over the Chicago Bulls in this game. While the Chicago Bulls do not want to win many games, they do not have to tank in this game. The players on the court will be enough for Boston to win this game by double digits over the Bulls. Look for Chicago to be frustrated all night by the Boston defense.
When you are betting on this National Basketball Association game – take the Boston Celtics over the Chicago Bulls. Bet on the Boston Celtics -9 over the Chicago Bulls in the National Basketball Association on Monday.