Just how well has Isaiah Thomas been playing lately? The diminutive point guard has posted 40 straight 20-point performances and can break John Havlicek’s franchise record with another one vs the Chicago Bulls on Thursday. Oddsmakers initially set the Bulls as 1-point home underdogs with an OVER/UNDER of 212.
– Shark Bites
- The total has gone OVER in nine of the Celtics’ last 12 games on the road.
- The Bulls are 1-8 SU and 2-7 ATS in their last nine games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
- The Celtics are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games on the road against the Bulls.
The Celtics have eclipsed the Raptors as the second-best team in the Eastern Conference and are only 2.5 games behind the Cleveland Cavaliers for the top spot as a result. Boston has won four straight and 11 of its last 12 due in large part to Thomas, who’s averaging 33.9 points in that stretch. The 27-year-old has scored 35 or more on 14 occasions this season.
Shooting guard Dwyane Wade has missed the last two contests with a wrist injury and is questionable for tonight’s game. Wade underwent an MRI exam earlier this week and the results indicated the injury isn’t a long-term issue. Forward Nikola Mirotic is unlikely to play due to a back injury.
The Celtics have had a tough time in the Windy City lately, going 1-6 SU in their last seven at the United Center.
Boston Celtics vs Chicago Bulls Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Chicago Bulls are 27-29 so far on the NBA season, and 27-29 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Boston Celtics, meanwhile, are 37-19 and 30-25-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Chicago go 23-33 and the Celtics go 30-25-1 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Boston injuries news.
The Odds – Shark betting Power Rankings have the Chicago Bulls at No. 22 and the Boston Celtics at No. 6 heading into this NBA contest.
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Boston Celtics rank No. 28 in the league with 41.3 per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 2 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Chicago is the NBA’s No. 30-ranked team at 6.45 per game, while the Boston Celtics rate No. 4 with 12.2 per contest.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The 76ers were burned for 33 points by Isaiah Thomas on Wednesday as the Celtics picked up a 116-108 win at TD Garden.
Doug McDermott scored 20 points leading the Bulls to a 105-94 victory over Toronto at United Center on Tuesday.
Next Betting Matchups
Boston at Toronto, Friday, February 24th
Chicago home to Phoenix, Friday, February 24th