76ers vs. Bulls Prediction

NBA Predictions: Will 76ers cover the spread vs. bickering Bulls? 1/29/17

Given how the Bulls are in turmoil, will the 76ers pick up a win at the betting window tonight when they visit Chicago at 7:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Bulls are 6.5-point home favorites versus the Sixers while the over/under currently sits at 205 points. As of this writing, neither the spread nor the total have moved off the original numbers posted by oddsmakers.

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The 76ers have won seven of their last 10 games and are 8-2 against the spread over that same stretch. They fell 123-118 to the Rockets on Friday night but covered as a 6.5-point underdog, making it their third consecutive cover in their last three games. Joel Embiid will not travel with the team for tonight's game and Joel Okafor won't play tonight either.

As for the Bulls, they've lost six of 10 and continue to have turmoil inside the locker room. Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler were both benched for disciplinary reasons during their 100-88 home loss to the Heat on Friday. Wade and coach Fred Hoiberg agreed that the defeat to Miami was the worst loss of the year for the reeling Bulls, who also have issues with Rajon Rondo, who was also benched recently.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Sixers are 11-1 against the spread in their last 12 games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game and are 13-3 against the number in their last 16 games overall. They're also 5-2 against the spread in their last seven road games and have covered in all seven of their last seven games when playing an opponent with a losing record. On the other side, the Bulls are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games overall and are winless at 0-4 against the number in their last four home games.

 

SUNDAY NBA PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA 76ERS +6.5

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