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Philadelphia 76ers vs Chicago Bulls Prediction & Betting Tips 1/2/2024

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Philadelphia 76ers vs Chicago Bulls
  • Take the 76ers on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Bulls (+10.5)
  • Our NBA model projects 220 points, and we suggest taking the under

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Making on a bet on this NBA game featuring the Bulls versus the 76ers? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on NBCS. The game will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.

The odds for this Eastern conference game currently have the 76ers as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 224.5 points. Check out BetCoco for Philadelphia 76ers – Chicago Bulls odds

Philadelphia 76ers vs Chicago Bulls Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The Bulls and 76ers did not have any head-to-head matchups last season. But over the last three times playing each other, the Bulls have a record of 2-1. The Bulls also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 205 points per game leading to an over/under record of 0-3.

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Bulls offense has averaged 112 points per game while allowing an average of 118. Chicago posted an overall record of 3-7 while going 6-4 ATS.
  • In their last three home games, Philadelphia has averaged 111 points per game while allowing 108. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • Chicago has done well both straight up and vs the spread as the underdog, going 3-2 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last five games.
  • As the betting favorite, the 76ers have an ATS mark of just 9-1 in their last ten games. Philadelphia posted a straight up mark of 9-1 in these matchups.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Chicago Bulls Prediction

Heading into today’s game, the Bulls are the 10.5-point underdogs vs. the 76ers. If they are able to pull off the upset, they will move to 16-19 on the season.

When looking at the Eastern Conference standings, the Bulls currently find themselves in 10th place. Within the Central Division, Chicago is 4th.

So far, the Bulls have been the underdog in 21 of their 34 games and have gone 12-9 against the spread in those games. On the road, Chicago is averaging just 4.9 points per game compared to their average scoring margin of +1.2 at home.

Their straight-up road record for the season is 4-10, and they have gone 7-7 ATS on the road. Their ATS streak on the road is currently sitting at five wins in a row.

This season, the Bulls have been below today’s over/under line of 224.5 in 25 of their games, and they have an over/under record of 17-16-1 for the season. Each of their last five games have finished below the current line of 224.5.

In their most recent game, the Bulls’ offense was led by DeMar DeRozan who scored 24 points. Coby White also chipped in with 20 points. Overall, the Bulls shot 50.6% from the field and hit 7/25 three-point attempts, finishing with 105 points vs. the 76ers.

The Bulls’ defense is presently ranked 9th in the league, allowing an average of 112.0 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Bulls are forcing 11.4 per game, which is 1st in the league. They also come into the game sitting 20th in blocked shots at 4.7 per game.

Heading into today’s matchup vs. the Bulls, the 76ers are 10.5-point favorites at home. If they are able to pull out the win, they will also snap their two-game losing streak. For the season, the 76ers are 22-10 and sit 2nd in the Atlantic Division.

Against the spread, Philadelphia has been the betting favorite in 24 of their 32 games this season and have gone 19-5 vs. the spread in these games. Overall, they have an average scoring margin of +13.8 points per game at home and have gone 12-4 straight up.

So far, the 76ers have an over/under record of 20-12, and the under has come through in their last two games. Today’s line of 224.5 is slightly below their average over/under line of 229.3. In their previous games with lower over/under lines than 224.5, their OU record is 6-4.

Against other teams in the Eastern Conference, the 76ers are 16-8 this season compared to 6-2 in non-conference matchups. When facing teams from the East, Philly has gone 3-2-ATS in each of their last three games.

In their last game, the 76ers put up just 92 points against the Bulls. In the game, they shot 9/38 from three and had a field goal percentage of 39.1%. Joel Embiid is the team’s leading scorer, averaging 35 heading into today’s game. Tyrese Maxey is also averaging 26.1 points per game this season.

So far this season, the 76ers defense has been performing well, ranking 6th in the NBA at 110.9 points allowed per contest. In the terms of takeaways, 76ers are causing 11.8 turnovers per game, ranking 5th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 7th in rejections, averaging 6 blocked shots each game.

With the 76ers being favored by 10.5, our NFL analytics models has this one playing out 111-109 in favor of the 76ers.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Chicago Bulls Betting Tips

  • Take the 76ers on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Bulls (+10.5)
  • Our NBA model projects 220 points, and we suggest taking the under

Philadelphia 76ers Injury Report

  • De’Anthony Melton – Back – Out

Chicago Bulls Injury Report

  • Nikola Vucevic – Adductor – Out
  • Zach LaVine – Foot – Out
  • Lonzo Ball – Knee – Out
  • Torrey Craig – Right Foot – Out
  • Onuralp Bitim – Nose – Out

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