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The (36-19) Boston Celtics of the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division will travel to the “WINDY CITY” for a conference matchup.
Boston play’s the (27-29) Chicago Bulls of the Eastern Conference Central in 2017 NBA action. Tip off is 8:00 PM EST on the ESPN Television Network.
The game is on Thursday. February 16, 2017. The teams will play at the United Center on the West Side of Chicago, Illinois.
The best Sports Handicapper believes the Boston Celtic are the fifth best team in the Eastern Conference.
The Boston organization will be the “BEATS OF THE EAST” in the next three years.
Management in Chicago made some bad offseason acqusitions, and it is coming back to haunt the team. Native son Dwyane Wade is over paid and getting old.
The addition of former Celtics star Rajon Rondo is not paying dividends.
The Opening Betting Line has the Boston Celtics as a one point Road Underdog Against The Point Spread. The Betting Odds Total is 212-Points for Thursday’s contest.
Read more on our Washington Wizards at Indiana Pacers Thursday writeup.
The Boston Celtics like the rest of the team’s in the NBA are looking forward to the 2017 NBA All Star break.
Boston is one of the hottest team in the league and has won nine of their last ten. Boston is 5-5 their last five to the number.
The Celtic are also on top of the standing in the Atlantic division, four and a half in front of second place Toronto.
Boston has a winning record at home, and on the road, they also perform well vs. The Eastern Conference.
Head Coach Brad Stevens is one of the brightest young minds in basketball. The Boston offense ranks in the top ten league wide scoring the basketball.
Defensively the Celtics allow opponents 105.6 ppg. The first time All Star Point Guard Isaiah Thomas is playing the best basketball of his career and is a fan favorite in “BEANTOWN.”
The former University of Washington star has found a home in Boston. Backcourt mate Avery Bradley is unavailable with an Achilles injury, and his return is unknown.
The key to a Celtic victory is to force Chicago into a shootout.
Bovada.Lv list the Boston Celtic at Over 52 and a half wins for the 2016-17 NBA Season.
The Chicago Bulls are 4-6 their last ten straight up and 5-5 in the span vs. The Point Spread.
Chicago is third in the Central division behind Cleveland and Indiana.
If the regular season were to end today, the Chicago Bulls would be the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.
Chicago also has a winning record at home and against Eastern Conference foes.
Head Coach Fred Hoiberg has his work cut out with managing “EGO’S.” Wade is the main culprit and knows better; he should have stayed in Miami instead of seeking greener pastures.
Wade is not an All-Star for the first time in nearly a decade; maybe the snub will propel him in the second half of the season.
Fellow Guard Jimmy Butler got voted into the annual midseason classic. Defense is the calling card for Chicago; they rank seventh in the NBA. F
our players on the team average double digits on offense, led by Butler and Wade.
The key to a Chicago win Thursday is to come with enthusiasm and play well at both ends of the floor.
Bovada.Lv, list the 2017 Chicago Bulls Over and Under at 38′ games.
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