Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 12/14/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (1-23) at Chicago Bulls (13-8)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -13 -- Over/Under: 193 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, CSNC
The Philadelphia 76ers and Chicago Bulls square off Monday night at the United Center.
The Philadelphia 76ers hope for a victory that would snap a six-game losing streak. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 91 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 103.1 points on 45 percent shooting. Jahlil Okafor is averaging 17.3 points and 7.9 rebounds while Robert Covington is averaging 13.7 points and 1.9 assists. Isaiah Canaan is dishing 2.2 assists and Nerlens Noel is grabbing eight rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.9 turnovers per game. The Philadelphia 76ers haven't won a road game since March 25th.
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The Chicago Bulls look for a big home win after splitting their last 10 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 98.1 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 97.5 points on 41 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 20.6 points and 5.2 assists while Pau Gasol is averaging 15.4 points and 10.8 rebounds. Derrick Rose is dishing 5.6 assists and Nikola Mirotic is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Bulls are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 11.9 turnovers per game. The Chicago Bulls have won six of their last eight home games.
The 76ers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulls are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Atlantic. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
While the Bulls continue to struggle for long stretches on the offensive end, the 76ers continue to stink up the joint at both ends of the court. You guys know how I feel about big chalk in NBA games, but the garbage behind 76ers leave me no choice.