Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for their 2015 Basketball game. The teams will play on Friday January 16, 2015. At 7:30 PM EST.
The (26-14) Chicago Bulls of the Eastern Conference Central Division makes the trip from the Windy City to the Bay State. Chicago will play the (13-24) Boston Celtics of the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at TD Garden in the historic inner harbor of Boston, Massachusetts. This Sports Handicapper believes the Chicago Bulls are the odds-on favorite to win the Eastern Conference. Boston, on the other hand, will make a showing in the 2015 NBA Draft lottery. The betting line has Chicago as a five-point road favorite Against The Spread, the total is at 203′ for Friday Night’s game.
The 2015 Chicago Bulls have hit a bump in the road, losing four of five straight up and their last two. The latest defeat was a 105-99 home setback at the hands of a god Washington team. Guard Jimmy Butler is the team’s leading scorer averaging 20.7 points per game and his backcourt mate Derrick Rose leads the team in assists. Center Joakim Noah and Power forward Pau Gasol are excellent in the paint, each contributing in his way. Gasol is great on offense with a mid-ranges jumper while Noah is a glass eater. Noah is questionable for Friday ‘s game in Beantown with an ankle injury. Chicago is 0-4 Against The Point Spread their last four on a day’s rest. The Bulls are 3-0-1 Against The Number their last four at “THE GARDEN”. The Chicago Bulls are only 2-8 their last ten Free NBA ATS Expert Picks going over the betting odds total five times and staying under the same number. The key to a Chicago win is to play their signature defense. Head Coach Tom Thibodeau is a defensive minded coach, and they are at their best when they play his style.
The 2015 Boston Celtics have lost six of eight straight up, their most recent a 105-1 defeat at the hands of Atlanta on January 14th. Boston begins a West Coast swing at the Los Angeles Clippers on January 19th and face Portland on the 22nd. Boston. Gone from the Celtics roster is All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo and Forward Jeff Green both were traded away recently. Boston acquired Forward Jae Crowder from Dallas in the Rondo deal; Crowder is having a presence of the court. The betting odds over the total is 3-0-1 Boston last four on Friday’s. The Celtics are 4-0 Against The Number their last four after a Points Spread loss. The Boston Celtics are 2-3 ATS their last five at home, going over the betting odds total three times and staying under twice. The key to a Boston win is to push the basketball up the court not allowing Chicago to set their defense. The Celtics must stay away from constantly shooting the three ball.
Free Pick: Chicago-5.