8* Thursday NBA BOS/CHI
Boston vs. Chicago,
01/02/2014 20:00 EDT,
Score: 82 - 94
Point Spread: -4/-103 Chicago
The Chicago Bulls host the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. Chicago is coming off an 85-79 loss to Toronto, while Boston fell to Atlanta in their last game, 92-91.
The Chicago roster has been decimated by injuries this year, and as such, the team has been one of the biggest disappointments of the year.
Nevertheless, the Bulls will bring the more talented squad to the floor when they face off with the Celtics.
The schedule makers did the Celtics a favor by giving them seven home games in a stretch of eight games around the holidays, but the team will be making just their second trip to an opponent’s building since Dec. 10 in this one.
The Celtics haven’t enjoyed those trips, dropping each of their last four road contests and failing to cover the spread in three of them.
Over that stretch, Boston lost by seven points to a bad Milwaukee team, and by eight points to a Brooklyn team that is simply lost.
The glue holding the Bulls together is head coach Tom Thibodeau, and he’ll have his troops extra ready for a matchup with his former team – Chicago has limited Boston to just 82.6 regulation points in the past three meetings between the clubs.
The Celtics are 0-4-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
Good Luck, Razor Ray
8* Play on Chicago Bulls -4