Basketball Betting – Boston at Chicago on TNT

May 30, 2011 NBA Basketball

The Chicago Bulls will look to get a big win on Thursday as they host the Chicago Bulls in basketball betting.

The Bulls have the top record in the Eastern Conference and will probably end up as the #1 seed.  Chicago is a slight favorite in NBA basketball betting in this game at SBG.

Bulls Suddenly Not Covering
If you look at the against the spread record of the Bulls you will be impressed as Chicago is 46-29-2.  A closer look will show you that the Bulls have lost their last three games against the NBA basketball betting odds and four of their last five.  Chicago was routing Phoenix on Tuesday as they led by 22 points in the third quarter but then the Bulls let their foot off the gas and nearly lost the game.   Head coach Tom Thibodeau said the team didn’t play well and was fortunate to win.  Derrick Rose also felt like the team took a step backwards. The Bulls did get Joakim Noah back in the lineup and he had 12 points. Chicago still should wrap up the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference and they have a chance to overtake San Antonio as well but only if they play better than they did on Tuesday. Chicago is tied with San Antonio for the league’s best home record at 34-5.

Big Test for Boston
This game on Tuesday is a big test for Boston. The Celtics have won their last two games against Detroit and Philadelphia but Boston will get a better indication of whether they are ready for the playoffs with this game against the Bulls.  Rajon Rondo has picked up his play and he was very good on Tuesday in the win over the 76ers as he had 16 points and 13 assists. Boston’s bench also played well as they contributed 29 points.

Game Numbers
In this series, the Celtics are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The Celtics are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Bulls are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The Bulls are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 vs. the Eastern Conference. The Bulls are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. the Atlantic. The Bulls are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games.  This could be a game to take under the total in basketball betting. The Under is 12-3 in the Celtics last 15 overall. The Under is 8-2 in the Celtics last 10 road games. In this series, the Under is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in Chicago.