The Philadelphia 76ers are looking to keep their 11-game home win streak alive when they face the Chicago Bulls on Friday night. The Sixers are 23-14 overall and 16-5 at home this season. The Bulls are 17-21 overall and 7-12 in travel. Joel Embiid (foot) is a departure from his 76ers. Lonzo Ball (knee) has been ejected from the Bulls and Alex Caruso (ankle) and Javonte Green (knee) are listed as suspects. Against the spread this season, Chicago has him 18-18-2 and Philadelphia he has 21-15-1.
Tip-off is 7:00 PM ET in Philadelphia. Philadelphia is a 5-point home and although he’s been named a favorite, the latest Bulls vs. 76ers odds show him 228.5 total points over/under, or what Vegas thinks he’ll score. Before making the 76ers vs. Bulls pick, you should check out the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer simulation models.
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The model now has its sights set on the Sixers vs. Bulls, anchoring picks and NBA predictions. Visit SportsLine today to see our model recommendations. Now, here are some NBA odds and betting lines for Bulls vs. Sixers:
- Bulls vs. 76ers spread: 76ers -5
- Bulls vs. 76ers Over/Under: 228.5 points
- Bulls vs. 76ers Moneyline: 76ers -205, Bulls +170
- CHI: Bulls are 9-9-1 against road game spread
- PHI: The 76ers are 14-6-1 to the home game spread.
- Bulls vs. 76ers Picks: Here’s Our Picks
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Why the Bulls Can Cover
The Bulls have strong indicators on both ends of the floor. Chicago ranks in the top five in the NBA with his 48.7% field goal accuracy, and his 36.8% 3-point shooting percentage this season. The Bulls also convert more than 82% of his free throw attempts, ranking among the top three in the league, while Chicago commits only 14.0 turnovers per game.
Defensively, the Bulls are nasty and also effective at closing possessions. Chicago’s defensive rebounding percentage (73.6%) and second chance points allowed (12.6 per game) put him among the top six in the NBA, and the Bulls were among the top ten in turnover creations per game. 15.3 We are forced to take away. This season, the Bulls have made just 23.4 free throw attempts per game and just 48.2 points in the paint per game, and Chicago won’t have to deal with Joel Embiid in this matchup.
Why the 76ers Can Cover
Philadelphia will not have Embiid in this matchup, but the Sixers have outstanding guards in James Harden and Tyrese Maxxie. Harden is averaging his 22.3 points and his 10.8 assists per game, which includes his 24.7 points and his 12.2 assists per game in the last six games. Maxey is averaging his 21.2 points per game, his 3-point shooting percentage is above his 40%, and the 76ers have his 3-point accuracy (38.1%) and free-throw accuracy as a team. (81.9%) puts him in the top five in the NBA. .
On defense, Philadelphia has surrendered just 109.5 points per 100 possessions, top-five numbers, and no team allows a lower 3-point percentage (33.5%) than the 76ers this season. The 76ers are also among the top 10 in the NBA in turnovers made, steals per game, assists prevented and field goal percentages allowed to opponents.
How to make a Bulls vs. 76ers pick
SportsLine’s model leans toward total points, with six players predicted to score 17 or more points. The model also shows that one side of the spread hits well over his 50% chance in simulations. Model picks can only be found on SportsLine.
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