Boston Celtics (37-19) at Chicago Bulls (27-29)
When: 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, February 16, 2017
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
America’s Bookie Line: Pick Em Total: 212
TV Coverage: TNT
By Dan Leach
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Two teams playing some solid basketball as of late play the final NBA game before the All Star break on Thursday night from the Windy City. The Celts led by the masterful Isaiah Thomas and his 29.8 points per game, have won three in a row and nine of their last 10. While the Bulls haven’t been nearly as hot they are playing much more consistent basketball than they had been for much of the season. In the past month plus, they are working their way back into the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Both teams have designs on playing in the spring and this will be that type of game where both teams will leave it all out there as they will both have multiple days off after the final buzzer sounds.
The Bulls defense is going to be key in this one as the Celtics are one of the NBA’s highest scoring teams and have one of the Associations most clutch players when games come down to a possession or two late.
Look for the Bulls to hang around for a while in this one, but for the Celts firepower to just be too much in the end. I think this game at a pick is a gift and will be a great way for you to go into the All Star break a winner.
7.4 DTM Bagels and Locks on the Celtics (BOS PK)
Dan Leach was the world’s first human to live under the sea for more than 60 days, created what is now used as the International Olympic Flag, was the basis of Denzel Washington’s character Frank Lucas in “American Gangster”, Is often consulted on matters of national “Sports Security”, was the first human to interview Dracula, started the American Revolution on a dare, once sat in on drums with Led Zeppelin, and is a noted expert in the field of Time Travel.