[8:09 PM] Bulls @ Celtics

Who will WIN this matchup?

Chicago Bulls (3-0)

@ Boston Celtics (2-1)


Current odds:

Chicago Bulls: (+130)

Boston Celtics: (-150)


ESPN simulations have Chicago as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Boston to win as (TBD) underdogs.

The line for this game is Celtics by 3 points.

The Chicago Bulls opened the campaign with questions about how well and how quickly the pieces brought in over the summer would gel, and the answers are very well and very quickly. The Bulls will try to stay undefeated and beat the Celtics for the second time already in the young season when they visit Boston on Wednesday.

Wade learned how to play without having to dominate the ball as a teammate of LeBron James’ for four years in Miami and Butler had to share floor space with Derrick Rose in the past while point guard Rajon Rondo is always among the league leaders in assists, so concerns about chemistry might have been overblown. Chicago is second in the NBA in assists at an average of 28.3 and is shooting 47.2 percent from the floor as a team. The Bulls are also getting strong bench production from Doug McDermott (13.3 points) and Nikola Mirotic (13 points, 7.3 rebounds).

Bradley is bothered by a shoulder injury and should get another partner in the backcourt rotation on Wednesday, when Marcus Smart is expected to make his season debut. Smart, who recently had his fourth-year contract option triggered by the team, suffered a sprained ankle in training camp and will test that on the defensive end against the likes of Wade, Rondo and Butler.

Bulls backup PG Michael Carter-Williams left Monday’s game with a knee injury and is day-to-day.

Celtics G Isaiah Thomas is averaging 24.7 points and scored 25 on 10-of-15 shooting in the lass at Chicago on Thursday.

Boston took both meetings at home last season.


StreakSmarts Pick: Boston Celtics

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick