NBA lines respect is always high for the Boston Celtics as the veteran contenders are again showing why they are such a popular force with NBA betting odds handicappers.
In a showdown of first place teams the Boston Celtics will host the Chicago Bulls with a telecast on ESPN set for 8PM ET. Sports-Gambling will have the side and total odds on this potential future playoff matchup so be sure and open an account today for all of the action!
The Chicago Bulls had a basketball betting record of 9-6 straight up and 10-4-1 against the spread with 10 of their games going under the total. On the road the Bulls were 7-2 against the spread with 6 of their 9 games going under the total. The Bulls held a slim lead over upstart Indiana in the NBA Central Division.
Chicago was playing good basketball and providing great value in November as from November 8 through November 27 they got the money in 7 out of 10 games while going under the total in 9 of those 10 outings. The Bulls offense is one of the best and ranks 8th for points scored while the defense ranks 13th.
Derrick Rose got off to a hot start with a 26.6 points per game average and Luol Deng averaged 19.3 points per game. Center Joakim Noah was averaging 15.6 points per game and was strong on the glass with 13.2 rebounds per outing.
The Boston Bruins had an online basketball betting record of 13-4 straight up and 9-7-1 against the spread with 10 of their games going over the total. The Celtics covered just 2 of 8 home games against the spread with 5 of those 8 games going over the number.
Boston was in first place in the Atlantic Division. The Celtics remain an excellent defensive team as they ranked 4th for points allowed while the offense was consistent and ranked 12th. Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 19.2 points per game while Rajon Rondo was an assist machine with 14.1 per game.
The Bulls have beaten the NBA lines in 5 of their last 7 trips to Boston with the series going over the total in 7 of the last 8 meetings in Beantown.