Bulls at 76ers - 1/14/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (22-15) at Philadelphia 76ers (4-36)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +7.5 -- Over/Under: 203 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers meet Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Chicago Bulls could use a win to snap an ugly three-game skid. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 102.1 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 100.8 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 22.2 points and 4.1 assists while Pau Gasol is averaging 16.3 points and 10.9 rebounds. Nikola Mirotic is grabbing 6.1 rebounds and Aaron Brooks is dishing 2.3 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Bulls are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 11.4 turnovers per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost six of their last eight road games. Derrick Rose is questionable with a hamstring injury.
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The Philadelphia 76ers look for a victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 92.9 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 105 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Jahlil Okafor is averaging 17.4 points and 7.5 rebounds while Ish Smith is averaging 16.2 points and 7.8 assists. Nerlens Noel is grabbing 8.2 rebounds and Isaiah Canaan is dishing 1.9 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 67.8 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.4 turnovers per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost eight of their last 10 home games.
The Bulls are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 Thursday games. The 76ers are 5-16-1 ATS in their last 22 home games and 8-20-1 ATS in their last 29 Thursday games. The over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
I said I was done backing the Bulls until they right the ship. Well, that hasn't been the case yet. Even though the 76ers are downright horrible, Chicago isn't exactly playing to its level either. I'll take the points if forced to pick but the best bet would be to leave this game alone.