Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 7, 2021

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Kemba Walker leads the Boston Celtics (35-31) against the Chicago Bulls (27-39) after scoring 32 points in a 132-96 win over the Magic. The Celtics are 3-point favorites in the matchup on Friday, May 7, 2021, which starts at 7:30 PM ET on ESPN. The point total is set at 222.5 for the matchup.

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Celtics vs Bulls Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Celtics -3 -110 -110 222.5 -110 -110

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Point Total Insights

  • Boston and its opponents have hit the over on Friday's 222.5 total in 38 out of 66 games (57.6%) this season.
  • 30 Chicago games this year (45.5% of its matchups) finished with a final total greater than Friday's point total of 222.5 points.
  • The Celtics average 113 points per game against the Bulls' 110.8, amounting to 1.3 points over the matchup's total of 222.5.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 223.1 points per game, 0.6 more than this contest's over/under.
  • This season, the average total for Celtics games is 223.8 points, 1.3 more than the over/under of 222.5 points for this contest.
  • Bulls' games have a total points bet of 222.9 points this season, 0.4 points more than the over/under for this contest.

Celtics Betting Data

  • Boston has failed to cover the spread more often than not this year, going 31-32.
  • The Celtics' record against the spread as at least a 3-point favorite is above .500 at 13-9.
  • Boston has gone over the point total the majority of the time, in 36 of 63 games (57.1%).

Celtics Key Players

  • Jayson Tatum leads the Celtics in scoring, racking up 26.5 points per game.
  • Tristan Thompson paces Boston with 8.1 rebounds a game and Marcus Smart leads the team with 5.8 assists per contest.
  • The Celtics are led by Tatum from beyond the arc. He connects on 3.0 shots from deep per game.
  • Boston's steals leader is Smart, who collects 1.5 per game. Robert Williams III leads the team averaging 1.8 blocks a contest.

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Celtics Last 10 Games

Celtics Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Celtics Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/5/2021 Magic 132-96 BOS Yes Away -25.5 217.5 -10000 2200 Regular Season Yes Over
5/2/2021 Trail Blazers 129-119 POR No Home +3.5 252.5 - - Regular Season No Under
4/30/2021 Spurs 143-140 BOS No Home +8.5 251.5 575 -900 Regular Season Yes Over
4/28/2021 Hornets 120-111 BOS Yes Home -6.5 226.5 -650 450 Regular Season Yes Over
4/27/2021 Thunder 119-115 OKC Yes Home -2.5 213.5 -160 135 Regular Season No Over
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
5-5 5-5 6-4-0 228.2 115.1 113.1 +4.3 38.3%

Celtics Injuries

Celtics: Jaylen Brown: Out (Ankle), Robert Williams III: Day To Day (Foot), Tristan Thompson: Day To Day (Pectoral), Romeo Langford: Day To Day (Concussion)

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Bulls Betting Data

  • Chicago has a winning record against the spread, going 37-27 ATS (covering 57.8% of the time).
  • When they are at least 3-point underdogs, the Bulls have a record ATS of 9-7.
  • Chicago and its opponents have hit the over in less than half of their matchups this year -- 30 of 64 (46.9%).

Bulls Key Players

  • Zach LaVine's points (27.2 per game) and assists (5.0 per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Bulls' leaderboards.
  • Nikola Vucevic grabs 11.5 rebounds per game (he also scores 23.9 points per game and adds 3.7 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the Chicago rebounding leaderboard.
  • LaVine is consistent from deep and leads the Bulls with 3.4 made threes per game.
  • Chicago's leader in steals is Thaddeus Young (1.1 per game), and its leader in blocks is Daniel Theis (0.9 per game).

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Bulls Last 10 Games

Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Bulls Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/6/2021 Hornets 120-99 CHI Yes Away -7.5 220.5 -450 333 Regular Season Yes Under
5/3/2021 76ers 106-94 PHI No Home +20.5 202.5 3300 -10000 Regular Season Yes Under
5/1/2021 Hawks 108-97 ATL No Away +4.5 232.5 185 -225 Regular Season No Under
4/30/2021 Bucks 108-98 MIL No Home +12.5 197.5 1150 -2500 Regular Season Yes Over
4/28/2021 Knicks 113-94 NY No Away +11.5 201.5 2800 -10000 Regular Season No Over
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
4-6 8-2 5-5-0 207.9 102.9 105 +3.8 37%

Bulls Injuries

Bulls: Troy Brown Jr.: Out (Ankle)

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