The Boston Celtics opened up as an 8-point road favorite against the Chicago Bulls. Chicago is coming off a 21-point loss to the Lakers on Saturday while the Celtics were on the winning side with their 141-10 blowout victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. While this is will be Boston’s second game in as many nights, their key players got plenty of rest in the game as it was well out of hand by the third quarter. Boston actually outscored Cleveland in all four quarters in the game.
The key thing to keep in mind for tonight’s game is that the Celtics have yet to cover as a road favorite this season as they’re 0-3 in this situational spot, and now you have to lay points with them at the window.
It seems that bettors are fully aware of the angles coming into this game, and they’re siding with the Bulls in this matchup. Chicago is now just a four-point underdog, but if you’re late to the party, you might want to consider a contrarian play to play on the under instead.
The total has gone over in six of Chicago’s last eight games, while the total has gone over in four of Boston’s last five games. Despite that, today’s total has moved from 229 down to 227, indicating significant reverse line movement for the game.
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