Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls Free NBA Picks - Betting Odds

April 21, 7:00 PM EDT

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Chicago -1.5

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals – Game Three

The Chicago Bulls will host the East’s top seed, the Boston Celtics at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 PM ET and set to be aired nationally on ESPN. The Celtics come in behind 2-0 after they dropped both games of the series in Boston to the Bulls. With Chicago getting two games at home now, some are calling for a sweep of the #1 seed by the East’s #8 seed.

Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls Overview

Chicago has finally shown why it has the potential to be one of the most dangerous teams in the playoffs after an impressive Game Two victory. Chicago features two playoff veterans who have hoisted the coveted NBA Finals trophy previously to comprise their back court, point guard Rajon Rondo and shooting guard Dewayne Wade. Rondo has wowed audiences with a vintage display of his ability to generate assists. In fact, Rondo cultivated 14 assists in Game Two. Dewayne Wade found his stroke that was signature of helping Miami elevate to a dynasty during the LeBron James era. Both Wade and sensational forward Jimmy Butler combined for 44 points in Game Two. Boston is still trying to figure out how to quell the outbursts of Bulls scorers and veterans as they have had no answer so far.


Boston at Chicago Key Betting Trends

  • The Celtics come in with a 53-31 SU record while posting a 40-42-2 mark against the spread overall.
  • The Bulls come in with a 43-41 SU mark while owning a 44-40 record against the spread.

Public Money Consensus

In the early going almost all of the public like the Bulls against the spread as 78% are willing to lay the points to the Bulls. In this market, Boston is priced at -115 while the Bulls are more affably priced at -105. On the Money Line, the Celtics enter as a pooch at evens while the Bulls require moderate juice as a -120 home favorite. 80% of the market like the Celtics in this situation. In Over/Under markets, the price remains at 207 with 67% of the public liking the Under.

Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls Prediction

Overall this market presents a lot of riveting and tempting options. Ultimately, the best option may actually be found in what is the most popular choice against the spread as Chicago will undoubtedly use this home game to edge ever closer to an unprecedented sweep. The Bulls spotting a point and a half affords a chance to take back the better team at home and spot just a basket to the invader who has lost both games by at least four points. Boston has been prone to some shocking upsets this year on the road and given the playoff atmosphere that the United Center has to offer, it will be very difficult to overcome. The Celtics look lost and despite scoring 108.5 points per game in the regular season, they have yet to break 102 in either of these two fixtures. Swallow the points.

Free Pick: 
Take Chicago -1.5 (-105)

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