Philadelphia 76ers vs. Chicago Bulls - 3/11/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (39-26) at Philadelphia 76ers (14-49)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +5.5 -- Over/Under: 186.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls will be looking to snap out of their funk with a win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.
The Chicago Bulls will be eager to snap a three-game slide after falling to the Grizzlies by 101-91 on Monday. Tony Snell had a nice game of 21 points, Nikola Mirotic added 18 points while Pau Gasol added 13 points and 11 rebounds, but the shorthanded Bulls just couldn't hang with the Grizzlies who were led by Marc Gasol's 23 points. The Bulls were actually came back from an 11-point deficit to lead by as many as four points in the fourth quarter, but the team just couldn't play a full 48 minutes as this was their fourth game in five days. With the loss, Chicago dropped to 39-26 on the season which drops them to fourth place in the Eastern standings, just percentage points behind Toronto.
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Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers have lost nine of their last 11 overall but were able to snap a four-game losing streak with a shock win over the Hawks on Saturday. To be fair, the Hawks rested three of their key players, but it's still quite an achievement as the Sixers were down by as many as 16 points before they locked down defensively and held the Hawks to just 31 points in the second half. Hollis Thompson and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute led the team in scoring with 19 points each while four other players finished in double digits as the Sixers won by 92-84.
In ATS trends, the Bulls are 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games against a team below .400 and 0-4 ATS in their last four road games, while the 76ers are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 home games and 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 games overall.
Head to head, the Bulls are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings overall and 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings in Philadelphia.
The Sixers have shown us plenty of fight lately and it culminated in one of the best wins of the season and I just get the feeling that we could be due for another upset tonight. The Bulls have a poor record ATS when playing the Sixers, especially on the road, so I'm taking the home team with the points in this one.