Bulls vs. 76ers Prediction
Can the Chicago Bulls go on the road and take care of business when it takes on the Philadelphia 76ers at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Bulls are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -6.5 points against the 76ers. The over/under total for the game is listed at 211.5 points. The Bulls have won and covered the spread in two of the three meetings this season.
The Bulls are currently in a three-way tie with the Heat and the Pacers for the final two spots in the Eastern Conference playoffs as each sit at 38-40 overall. Chicago is coming off a 100-91 loss at New York on Tuesday. The Bulls are 39-39 against the spread this season after failing to cover against the Knicks as well. Chicago averages 102.5 points per game on offense while allowing 103.3 on defense. On the road, the Bulls average 101.9 on offense while giving up 104.5 on defense. Jimmy Butler is leading the team with 23.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game this season. Dwyane Wade continues to be out with his elbow injury, but could return later in the week.
The 76ers are on a four-game losing streak right now to fall to 28-50 on the season. Philly is 1-3 against the spread in those four games to move to 48-30 against the spread. Philadelphia is averaging 102.6 points per game on offense this season while allowing 108.2 on defense. In their last five games, Philly is averaging 105.2 points per game on offense while allowing 115.2 on defense. The team is packing up, as some of their top players are out for the rest of the season. Dario Saric is the current leaders with 12.9 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest.
The Bulls need wins, obviously, so they should be able to go to Philadelphia and take care of business. Philadelphia has little to work with right now, with most of their top players on the shelf for the remainder of the season. Look for the Bulls to come out motivated and get to Philly quickly and cruise to a cover from there.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: CHICAGO BULLS -6.5