Celtics vs Bulls Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Monday, January 9, 2023

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The Boston Celtics (28-12) and the Chicago Bulls (19-21) will square off at TD Garden in a matchup on Monday, January 9, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET on NBCS. The Celtics are 8.5-point favorites in the game. The over/under is set as 235 points in the outing.

How to bet Celtics vs. Bulls

Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Celtics as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -354 odds to pick up the win, while the Bulls are listed at +280 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 235 points.

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Celtics vs. Bulls Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, January 9, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Arena: TD Garden

Celtics vs. Bulls Betting Trends

The Celtics are 21-18-1 against the spread this season. Boston has been victorious in 26, or 68.4%, of the 38 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. The Celtics have gone over the point total in 55% of their opportunities this year (22 times over 40 games with a set point total).

The Bulls have played 40 games, with 22 wins against the spread. Chicago has a 13-14 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 48.1% of those games). Bulls games this season have hit the over on 20 of 40 set point totals (50%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Celtics Leaders
Jayson Tatum 38 30.8 8.1 4.1 1.1 0.8 3.2
Jaylen Brown 38 27 7 3.3 1.1 0.5 2.5
Malcolm Brogdon 34 13.5 4.1 3.9 0.6 0.3 1.8
Marcus Smart 36 11.1 3.4 7.2 1.3 0.4 1.8
Derrick White 40 10 3 3.4 0.8 1 1.5


Bulls Leaders
DeMar DeRozan 40 26.4 5.1 5 1 0.5 0.4
Zach LaVine 36 23.3 4.3 4.3 1 0.2 3.1
Nikola Vucevic 40 16.8 10.9 3.1 0.6 0.9 1.7
Patrick Williams 40 9.9 4.1 1.3 0.7 0.9 1.4
Ayo Dosunmu 38 9.8 3.2 2.6 0.8 0.3 0.9
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Celtics vs. Bulls Injury Report

Bulls: Javonte Green: Questionable (Knee), Tony Bradley: Out (Health Protocols), Alex Caruso: Questionable (Ankle), Lonzo Ball: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the Boston Celtics

Boston owns a top-five offense this year, ranking best in the league with 118.8 points per game. On defense, it ranks 13th with 113 points allowed per contest. The Celtics are scoring 122.6 points per game this season when playing at home, which is 7.6 more points than they’re averaging on the road (115). The Celtics’ offense has been worse over their last 10 games, scoring 117.9 points a contest compared to the 118.8 they’ve averaged this season.

Boston ranks top-five this year in three-point shooting, ranking second-best in the league with 15.6 three-pointers per game. Meanwhile, it ranks seventh with a 37.3% shooting percentage from three-point land. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Celtics have taken 52.6% two-pointers (accounting for 63.1% of the team’s buckets) and 47.4% from beyond the arc (36.9%).

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What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls

At 115.1 points scored per game and 115.5 points allowed, Chicago is 12th in the league offensively and 19th on defense. The Bulls are putting up fewer points at home (114.8 per game) than away (115.3). The Bulls have fared better offensively over their past 10 games, averaging 120.6 points per contest, 5.5 more than their season average of 115.1.

Chicago makes 10.8 3-pointers per game and shoots 37.7% from beyond the arc, ranking 25th and sixth, respectively, in the NBA. The Bulls attempt 67.2% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 32.8% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 74.7% of the Bulls’ buckets are 2-pointers, and 25.3% are 3-pointers.

Celtics vs. Bulls Predictions and Pick

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Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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