Chicago Bulls Vs Boston Celtics Game 5 Line & PickNoah Williams
The Chicago Bulls versus Boston Celtics series is now a best of three as the Game 5 shifts to Boston. The Bulls had a 2-0 lead after the first two games in Boston, but the Celtics ended up storming back and picking up two wins of their own in the Windy City. Neither team has won on their home floor in the series, and the Bulls will hope to continue that trend when they travel back to Boston for Game 3.
The Game 5 NBA betting line favors the Celtics by 8-points. Tip-off is this Wednesday, April 26th at 8:30 PM ET on TNT from TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
Chicago Bulls Vs Boston Celtics Game 5 Line & Pick
What: Chicago Bulls (2-2) at Boston Celtics (2-2)
When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Start Time: 8:30 PM ET
Where: Boston, MA
Stadium: TD Garden
Spread: Celtics -8
Moneyline: Chicago +295 vs Boston -370
Game Total: 202
Stream: TNT Overtime
Listen: Chicago vs Boston
Why Bet The Chicago Bulls To Beat The Celtics
PG Rajon Rondo broken thumb put a chink in the Chicago Bulls’ plans. Unable to find a replacement for Rondo, Chicago will turn to PG Isaiah Canaan after PF Jerian Grant started Game 4. Canaan played 34 minutes in the loss in Game 4 and helped with 13 points, three assists, and two steals. Grant played just five minutes, contributing with zero points and a single assist. PG Carter-Williams saw eight minutes of the game. He also went scoreless.
The Bulls can’t win without getting the ball to SF Jimmy Butler. He’s coming off a 33-point performance and is averaging 24.5 points per game in this series. Chicago could use another gear from veteran SG Dwayne Wade who only scored 11 points in Game 4. He is averaging 15.5 points per game in the series.
Why Bet The Boston Celtics To Beat The Bulls
Boston has the mental edge after stealing a pair of wins (straight-up and against the spread) and home court advantage after a two-game visit to Chicago. This is anybody’s series.
Without Rondo, no other Bull can counter the play of PG Isaiah Thomas. He went 10-21 from the field and still managed to score 33-points in Game 4. He is averaging 25.5 points per game in the series.
"Mentally and emotionally, I’m not here so I just feed off what the guys give me," Thomas said. "They give me a lot of confidence. I can’t do it without those guys. They believe in me and being here is what makes me feel sane and somewhat normal through these tough times."
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- Celtics are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games.
- Bulls are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up loss.
- Bulls are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss.
Chicago Bulls Vs Boston Celtics Game 5 Pick
Without Rondo, Butler and Wade will have to carry the Bulls. Their experience and talent need to show up on Wednesday night.
The momentum clearly in the Celtics court and that is where my money will be.
The Celtics for the win.