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Thursday, January 12, 2012

NBA Odds : Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls Battle on Friday night

The Chicago Bulls will line up against the Boston Celtics this Friday at the TD Garden in Boston in the first game of a season series between the two Eastern Conference contenders.

Though usually linked by a mutual hatred of Miami, each are well aware that early season wins like this one could lead to home-court advantage down the stretch.

The January meeting between the Bulls (9-2) and Celtics (4-4) will be the first of four on the season, giving basketball fans plenty of opportunities to see the classic Eastern Conference franchises at work before season’s end.

It didn’t take long for Derrick Rose and the Bulls to hit their stride this season as they’ve burst out in front of the Central Division, taking advantage of a schedule that's had Chicago playing more games.

But the Celtics aren’t about to just sit back and watch youth take over the NBA. Currently caught up in a messy Atlantic Division, the C’s will need to turn to Rajon Rondo if they hope to keep up.

It’s no secret that Boston’s title winning window is closing, but a more pressing question to NBA odds makers is ‘How fast?”

Was Chicago’s rise to the conference championship series last spring a fluke? Are Boston’s days of contending for the title over? Answer these question on Bovada’s NBA betting line and cash in.

Personally, I think that the Bulls are good enough to win in Boston - and a margin of 4-6 points feels about right. Chicago Bulls to win 98-92

It’s a short NBA season. Play Harder. Play at Bovada

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