4* NBA *Marquee Matchup*
Chicago vs. Boston,
02/12/2012 15:30 EDT,
Score: 91 - 95
Point Spread: +3½/-110 Boston
4* NBA *Marquee Matchup* (ABC) on Celtics +3.5
Motivated by back-to-back losses and a Jan. 13 loss to the Bulls, expect the Celtics to bounce back strong this afternoon.
Boston has been a strong investment when catching points at home, going 13-5-1 ATS in its last 19 games as a home underdog.
The Bulls have covered the spread in each of their last 4 games in which they were valued as a favorite of 5 points or more, but they are 0-3 ATS in their last 3 and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite of 4.5 points or less.
Chicago's Derrick Rose is listed as questionable for this one with a back injury. I'm expecting him to play, but I like Rajon Rondo's chances of holding him in check.
Boston has won 10 of the last 13 at home in this series, and I'll take the C's in this highly motivated spot.