Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls [TNT | 8:00 PM ET]
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CELTICS: Boston is likely to treat tonight like a playoff game, as they have much at stake tonight. The Celtics are currently 3 games behind the Bulls for the overall best record in the Eastern Conference. With a SU win tonight, the Celtics will take the season series with Chicago 3-1. Boston is 54-23 SU and 36-39-2 ATS overall this season. The Celtics are 23-15 SU and 18-20 ATS in road games this year. Boston is 2-0 ATS as a road underdog between 3.5 and 6 points this season. The Celtics play the best defense in the NBA, as they are allowing an NBA low 90.8 PPG this year. 5 different Boston players average double figures in points this season, led by F Paul Pierce. Pierce is averaging 18.8 PPG this season, as well as 5.3 RPG and 3.3 APG. F Kevin Garnett is averaging 14.9 PPG and a team high 8.9 RPG this year for Boston. The Celtics are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600%. Boston is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Celtics are 6-15 ATS in their last 21 games following an ATS win. Boston is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games following a SU win. The Celtics are 16-41-1 ATS in their last 58 games following a SU win of more than 10 points.

Projected Score: 83

Celtics are 9-2 ATS last 11 games as an underdog.

Under is 12-3 last 15 games overall.

C Shaquille O'Neal (calf) is out.

BULLS: (-4.5, O/U 179) Chicago has won their past 4 games SU, which keeps them well within striking distance of the best record in the Eastern Conference. The Bulls currently lead Miami and Boston by 3 games in the Eastern Conference. The Bulls are 57-20 SU and 46-29-2 ATS overall this season. Chicago is an impressive 34-5 SU and 23-15 ATS in home games this season. The Bulls are 3-1 ATS as a home favorite between 3.5 and 6 points this year. Chicago is allowing the 2nd fewest points in the NBA at 91.5 PPG. PG Derrick Rose is the likely MVP of the NBA this year, as he's been simply dynamic this season. Rose is averaging team highs of 25.1 PPG and 7.9 APG this year. The Bulls are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. Chicago is 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 home games against a team with a road winning percentage greater than .600%. The Bulls are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 games against the Eastern Conference. Chicago is 37-17 ATS in their last 54 games playing on 1 days rest. The Bulls are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a SU win. Chicago is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as a home favorite.

Projected Score: 94 (SIDE of the Day)

Bulls are 23-8 ATS last 31 games following an ATS loss.

Over is 8-2 last 10 overall.

G Keith Bogans (knee) is probable.
Portland Trailblazers at Utah Jazz [TNT | 10:35 PM ET]
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JAZZ: Utah is coming off their most impressive win of the season, a SU win in Los Angeles over the Lakers as a double digit underdog. The highlights have been few and far between for Utah this season, as they've struggled mightily. Utah is in the midst of a rebuilding effort, something incredibly new to the Jazz organization. The Jazz are 37-41 SU and 32-44-2 ATS overall this season. Utah is 20-19 SU and 15-24 ATS in home games this year. The Jazz are 8-3 ATS in the game following a win as the listed underdog. Utah has lost 2 of their 3 meetings against Portland this season, so revenge will certainly be on the minds of this young Jazz team. F Gordon Hayward has been a revelation in his past 2 games, as he's totaled 41 points. Hayward is the face of the Jazz rebuilding efforts moving forward to next season. F Al Jefferson is averaging Jazz highs of 18.9 PPG and 9.7 RPG this year. The Jazz are 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 Thursday games. Utah is 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games against the Western Conference. The Jazz are 8-20 ATS in their last 28 home games. Utah is 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games following an ATS win. The Jazz are 5-20-1 ATS in their last 26 games against a team with a winning SU record.

Jazz are 4-18 ATS last 22 games following a SU win.

Under is 5-0 last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.

G Devin Harris (hamstring) is probable.
TRAILBLAZERS: Portland is jockeying for playoff position in the daunting Western Conference. The Blazers are currently in 6th place, but could fall as low as 8th if they finish the season in poor form. The Blazers are coming off a 21 point home loss to Golden St, so they should be more than focused when they take the court tonight against a team they should beat. Portland is 45-33 SU and 40-35-3 ATS overall this season. The Blazers are 17-22 SU and 17-18 ATS in road games this year. Portland is in a lookahead spot, as they face the Lakers tomorrow at home. F LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging team highs of 21.9 PPG and 8.7 RPG this season. Aldridge has made himself into an All-NBA type player this year, as he's the go to guy for Portland. PG Andre Miller is averaging 13 PPG and a team high 6.9 APG this season. The Trail Blazers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game. Portland is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. The Trail Blazers are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a losing SU record. Portland is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU loss of more than 10 points.

Trailblazers are 4-0 ATS last 4 games following a SU loss.

Under is 8-3 last 11 games playing on 1 days rest.

C Marcus Camby (neck) is out.