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Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls

March 23, 2024




The team with the best record in the NBA, the Boston Celtics, will travel to Chicago, Illinois, to face a team looking to improve their playoff seeding, the Chicago Bulls, at the United Center with tip-off scheduled for 8:00 PM ET on Saturday night and will air on NBA TV, NBC Chicago, and NBC Sports Boston.

Boston Celtics Team Preview

The team with the best record in the NBA continues its strong play. Boston enters this matchup on an eight-game winning streak following Friday’s 129-102 win on the road against the Detroit Pistons. Boston has won by double-digits in seven of the eight games with an average margin of victory of 16.75 points per game, including a 27-point win in their matchup against Detroit. 

Boston remains one of the most complete teams in the league, ranking in the top 10 in offensive and defensive efficiency as they enter this game ranked 2nd in scoring with an average of 121 points per game while allowing the 6th fewest points per game with an average of 109.48 points per game. Boston has won the two meetings against Chicago and dominated in both meetings, winning by an average margin of 22 points per game, with the most recent meeting resulting in a 17-point win for the Celtics on the road by a score of 129-112. 

The Boston Celtics will look to sweep the regular season series against the Chicago Bulls when they travel to face the Bulls in game three.

Chicago Bulls Team Preview

Chicago is one game above .500 in March, compiling a record of 6-5, but have been outscored by their opponents by an average of 117 to 113.18 in those contests, with all five of their losses coming by double-digits. The Bulls would be in the play-in tournament if the playoffs started today and have an eight-game lead over the Brooklyn Nets in the playoff race and will likely be in the play-in tournament as they only have 12 games left to play in the 2023-24 NBA season. 

The Bulls, like most teams, have struggled against the Celtics this season. They have lost the two previous games against Boston by an average of 22 points per game, including the game at home by a score of 129-112, and have lost four straight games against Boston. 

The Chicago Bulls will look to end their three-game losing streak against the Boston Celtics and avoid the regular season series sweep when they host the Celtics on Saturday night.

Odds and Series Trends 

BetOnline has the Boston Celtics listed as 7.5-point favorites on the road against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night. Boston has dominated the last four games in the series, winning the three meetings and an average margin of 17.33 points per game, including winning both meetings this season. The Celtics have also covered the spread in both meetings against the Bulls this season.

Game Pick

The Boston Celtics enter this game with the best record in the NBA, while the Chicago Bulls are two games below .500. The Celtics have won three straight games against the Bulls and have dominated the three games, winning by an average margin of 17.33 points per game. Boston has also won both meetings this season while covering the spread in both games and winning by an average margin of 22 points per game in the contests, which is why I am buying the .5 point and laying the points with the Boston Celtics when they travel to face the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night. 

Spooky Express Pick: Boston Celtics -7