The Boston Celtics will gun for a fourth consecutive home win Wednesday night when they host the Chicago Bulls as 3-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Boston returns home for Wednesday night’s Bulls vs. Celtics betting matchup at TD Garden following a five-game road trip in which it tallied a 3-2 straight-up record, picking up against-the-spread wins in each of its last four outings.
The Celtics wrapped up the trip with a dominating 111-93 win over the Pelicans in New Orleans on Monday, easily covering as 1 1/2-point chalk. The victory continued the club’s high-scoring trend in which it has averaged just under 108 points per game over its last six contests.
The Celtics’ recent offensive outburst has lifted them to sixth in the NBA in team offense, joining the Los Angeles Clippers at 103.1 points per game. But with a stingy Boston defense that has surrendered more than 100 points just twice in its last seven, the point total has played UNDER in five of their last seven contests for totals bettors.
The Bulls arrive in Boston riding a two-game SU losing streak after blowing a 16-point fourth-quarter lead in Monday’s 103-101 loss to the Phoenix Suns. Chicago failed to cover as 7-point chalk and extended its current ATS losing streak to three games.
Despite owning a healthy 11-7 SU record, the Bulls have been a major disappointment to bettors this season, failing to post back-to-back ATS victories thus far en route to a dismal 6-12 ATS record, according to the OddsShark NBA Database. However, they have enjoyed plenty of success in recent meetings with the Celtics, picking up SU wins in 13 of their last 17 matchups overall, 14-2-1 ATS, and are undefeated in their last three visits to Boston.
Following Wednesday night’s contest, the Celtics await the Golden State Warriors, who arrive in town Friday night after keeping their record-setting win streak alive with a 131-123 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night, covering as 6-point favorites.
The Warriors have dominated Boston in recent clashes, winning five of their last six, 4-2 ATS, but the Celtics have covered the spread in two of their last three home dates with the defending NBA champions.
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