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

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BetMGM Sep 23, 2021, 9:16 AM
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
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Celtics-3-110-110222.5-110-110
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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
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalCeltics MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/5/2021Magic132-96 BOSYesAway-25.5217.5-100002200Regular SeasonYesOver
5/2/2021Trail Blazers129-119 PORNoHome+3.5252.5--Regular SeasonNoUnder
4/30/2021Spurs143-140 BOSNoHome+8.5251.5575-900Regular SeasonYesOver
4/28/2021Hornets120-111 BOSYesHome-6.5226.5-650450Regular SeasonYesOver
4/27/2021Thunder119-115 OKCYesHome-2.5213.5-160135Regular SeasonNoOver
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
5-55-56-4-0228.2115.1113.1+4.338.3%

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

DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalBulls MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/6/2021Hornets120-99 CHIYesAway-7.5220.5-450333Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/3/202176ers106-94 PHINoHome+20.5202.53300-10000Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/1/2021Hawks108-97 ATLNoAway+4.5232.5185-225Regular SeasonNoUnder
4/30/2021Bucks108-98 MILNoHome+12.5197.51150-2500Regular SeasonYesOver
4/28/2021Knicks113-94 NYNoAway+11.5201.52800-10000Regular SeasonNoOver
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
4-68-25-5-0207.9102.9105+3.837%

Bulls Injuries

Bulls:Troy Brown Jr.: Out (Ankle)
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