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76ers vs Bulls NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Philadelphia 76ers at Chicago Bulls
  • Where: Chicago at United Center
  • Date: Wednesday, March 22nd
  • Betting Odds CHI +2.5, PHI -149 | CHI +125 O/U 221.5

The 76ers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 48-23. So far, the team has gone 41-29-1 against the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 2-1 straight-up and 2-1 vs the spread.

The 76ers are coming off a disappointing 109-105 loss to the Bulls. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 8 points. Philadelphia was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Bulls by 4 going into halftime. In the loss, Joel Embiid led the team in scoring with 37 points on a field goal percentage of 50.0%.

The Bulls come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 34-37. So far, the team has gone 36-35-0 against the spread. Against the 76ers, the Bulls are looking to add to their current 3 game winning streak. The average margin of victory across these matchups is 8.67.

The Bulls are coming off a 109-105 win over the 76ers. This win came despite entering the game as the 8 point underdogs. Chicago went on to win the game, as they led by 4 heading into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Zach LaVine, as he contributed 26 points while hitting 40.0% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the 76ers picked up the 114-109 win over the Bulls. The 76ers point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 3.0 point favorite. So far this season, the Bulls have a record of 2-1 vs the 76ers. Similar to their season-long average, the 76ers averaged 114.25 points per game vs the Bulls. While the 76ers were able to maintain their usual level of production against Chicago, the Bulls averaged fewer points per game in the series, at 104.25. The 76ers have had the better record vs the spread over the last 5 games, going 3-2. The team’s average scoring margin in these contests sits at 3 points per game. Philadelphia and Chicago averaged a combined 225 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

The 76ers come into today’s game as the 13th ranked scoring offense at 115.4 points per game. One area that the Philadelphia offense is finding success, is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, the team is averaging 21.2 made free-throws per contest. Philadelphia is a strong candidate to see their overall offensive numbers improve, as not only are they a good outside shooting unit, but they do a good job taking care of the ball, ranking 8th in fewest turnovers per game.

Against the Bulls, the 76ers will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 8th ranked unit at 107.33 points per game.

Before getting a bet down on this matchup, be sure to check in on the health status of James Harden who is 2nd on the team in scoring at 21.4 points per game. At the time of this article, Harden is listed as questionable. For the season, he is 2nd on the team in usage rate and is 34th in the NBA in player efficiency rating. If he is able to play, Philadelphia benefit from having both of their top scorers as Joel Embiid leads the team and is 1st in the league in scoring (33.6). For today’s matchup, he will going against a defense ranked 16th in points allowed to centers.

The Bulls come into today’s game as the 18th ranked scoring offense at 113.5 points per game. So far, the Bulls are averaging 99.3 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. The Bulls are a candidate to see their offensive numbers improve, as not only do they play at a fast pace, but they are a strong team at scoring inside. So far they are 3rd in made 2-point field goals per game.

Defensively, Chicago has had its problems giving up an average of 112.0 points per game (17th).

This season, the Bulls offense has primarily worked through Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 67 games, LaVine is 22nd in the NBA at 25.0 points per game. So far, him and DeRozan have accounted for 42% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 50.4 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, DeMar DeRozan is grabbing 4.7 rebounds for Chicago to go along with 5.1 assists.

76ers vs Bulls Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Bulls +2.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 221.5