4* NBA BLOCKBUSTER ATS BLOWOUT
Boston vs. Chicago,
02/16/2012 20:00 EDT,
Score: 80 - 89
Point Spread: -8/-105 Chicago
While the Bulls aren't expected to have Derrick Rose in the lineup tonight, I still think they are a strong play even at -8. The Celtics looked awful in a 88-98 loss at home to Detroit last night. Boston played that game without Kevin Garnett, and they are simply not the same team without him on the floor. Garnett is listed as questionable for tonight. Even if he does play I don't expect him to be at a 100%, which is what the Celtics need for their defense to be as good as it was when Boston beat the Bulls 95-91 at home on Sunday.
The Celtics have been a great team to fade when playing in a back-to-back set, especially when the second game is on the road. They are 0-3 SU and ATS this season, losing by 19, 14, and 12 points in those three games. Look for the Bulls to take control of this game early and finish up with a double-digit win at home!
Chicago is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite of 5.0-10.5, while Boston is just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. BET THE BULLS!