Here are the NBA online betting odds for tonight’s Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls game at the United Center, courtesy of SBG Global basketball gambling sportsbook:
Boston Celtics +1 (-110) 212½ (-110) EV
Chicago Bulls -1 (-110) 212½ (-110) -120
The Celtics won their fourth straight game and 11th of the last 12 on Wednesday against the 76ers in spite of a season-worst 24 TOs. Isaiah Thomas scored 33 points, 13 in the fourth quarter, for his 20th straight 20-point game. Marcus ‘Get’ Smart had 21 points and eight steals. The game was tied at 29 at the end of the first quarter and at 61 by halftime, but the Celts started the third with a 12-2 run and Thomas scored nine straight points in the fourth to put Boston ahead 101-99 with 5:42 remaining. The Celtics were without guard Avery Bradley and rookie forward Jaylen Brown, both of whom will also miss the game against the Bulls. As long as Thomas is healthy, though, Boston has little to worry about. The point guard tied John Havlicek’s streak of 20 or more point- games and joined Larry Bird and Kevin McHale as the third player in franchise history reach 52 points in a single, and Paul Pierce and Bird as the only Celtics to average at least 32.9 ppg during a single calendar month. In NBA online betting odds trends, the Celtics are 7-14-1 against the basketball gambling spread in their last 22 games versus the Bulls, and 3-10 ATS in the last 13 visits to Chicago.
The Bulls snapped a three-game losing streak on Tuesday by defeating the Raptors for the 11th consecutive time. Doug McDermott had 20 points, Jimmy Butler added 19 points, 12 assists, and four steals, Taj Gibson had 14 points and Rajon Rondo added 12. “We just have their number,” McDermott said. Is it 8675309? “It’s a good matchup for us. I don’t know. It’s hard to say.” The Bulls’ reserves outscored the Raptors’ 54-34, and their defense kept DeMar DeRozan to 18 points – 10 points below his average. Chicago scored the final six points of the first quarter to take a 24-18 lead and from then on the Bulls led by as many as 23 points (including a 66-43 lead early in the third quarter) and was never behind in the last three quarters. While Butler made is return to the starting lineup, Chicago once again missed forward Nikola Mirotic, guard Dwyane Wade, and rookie forward Paul Zipser. Clearly, Butler is Chicago’s answer to Boston’s Thomas. The win over the Raps is a much needed shot in the arm for the Bulls following three losses by an average of roughly 30 points per game, four consecutive opponents shooting at least 50%, Chicago held below 100 points three times in a row, and falling to a season-worst three games under .500. In NBA online betting odds trends, the Bulls are 10-3 against the basketball gambling spread in the last 13 games when playing at home against the Celtics.