Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics 1/9/23 – NBA Pick & Prediction





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NBA action is set to take place on 1/9/23 and it will feature Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics. The game is set to take place at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The game starts at 7:30 PM EST and will be aired on NBATV.

Chicago heads to Boston in this game here with a record of 19-21 overall. When playing on the road the Bulls have ended up posting an 8-12 record. The last 5 games for the Chicago Bulls have posted a 3-2 record. The last game ended up being a 126-118 win over the Utah Jazz.

Bulls Offense

The offense for Chicago has managed to get a total of 115.1 points per game scored. The Bulls are pulling down 8.6 offensive boards per game. When it comes to the passing Chicago has managed to get 24.5 assists per game. DeMar DeRozan is the leader for the Bulls when it comes to scoring with 26.4 points per game. The offensive rebounding leader is Nikola Vucevic with 2 boards per game, but Andre Drummond who has played in only 32 games has 2.2 offensive boards per game. The passing leader is DeRozan as well with 4.9 assists per game. From the charity stripe the Bulls are averaging 18.8 free throws made per game out of 23 attempts per game. The three point shooting is landing at 37.7% on the year and the Bulls have landed 49% of the shots from the field.

Bulls Defense

Defensively Chicago is getting a total of 33.8 defensive boards per game. The Bulls are getting 7.5 steals per game, but have ended up with 4.8 blocks per game. Nikola Vucevic leads the Bulls in the overall rebounding with 10.9 boards per game. The steals leader for Chicago is Alex Caruso with 1.6 steals per game, but the block leader is Vucevic who is getting 0.9 blocks per game. As a team the Bulls are giving up only 115.5 points per game.

Boston heads to the game here with a record of 28-12 overall. When playing at TD Garden the Boston Celtics have managed to get a 15-5 record on the year. In their past 5 games the Celtics ended up posting at 3-2 record. The last game for Boston was a win over the Spurs by a score of 121-116.

Celtics Offense

The offense for Boston has been led by Jayson Tatum in the scoring with 30.8 points per game. The Celtics are getting Jaylen Brown to control the offensive glass with 1.2 offensive boards per game out of the regular players. The Celtics have seen Marcus Smart end up with 7.2 assists per game. As a team the Celtics are pulling down an average of 9.3 offensive boards per game. Shooting from the field for the Celtics is landing them 47.9% of the shots. The three point shooting for Boston is coming in at 37.3% on the year, but when it comes to the free throws the Celtics are averaging 18.9 free throws made per game out of 22.9 attempts per game.

Celtics Defense

Defensively the Celtics have ended up giving up only 113 points per game on the year. The Celtics have been led by Jayson Tatum in the rebounding department with 8.1 boards overall. The Celtics as a team have been getting 34.6 defensive boards per game. The defense is averaging 6.6 steals per game, but also is recording only 5.4 blocks per game. Marcus Smart is the steal leader with 1.3 steals per game, but Al Horford is getting 1 block per game.

Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics Odds: Bulls +8, Celtics -8

Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics Moneyline: Boilermakers , Buckeyes

Over/Under Odds: 237

Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics Pick: Chicago Bulls +8, Under 237

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Chicago is heading to the road in this game here and that will not really bode well for the Bulls chances of winning in this game here. Now, to counter that point I do not see the Celtics covering the spread, but I do see Boston getting a money line win in this game. The total is set at 237, which I think is exceptionally high considering both defenses give up under 216 points per game which is why I am taking the under. My pick is for the Chicago Bulls to cover, the Boston Celtics for the money line and the total to go under.

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