Philadelphia 76ers vs. Chicago Bulls - 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: 203.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls invade the Wells Fargo Center to battle the Philadalphia 76ers tonight.
The Bulls will be eager to arrest a three-game slide tonight after losing to the Bucks by 106-101 on Tuesday. Jimmy Butler led the team with 30 points and six assists while Nikola Mirotic and Tony Snell added 17 points each, but the Bulls dropped their intensity in the fourth quarter and it cost them the game. Derrick Rose scored just nine points in 22 minutes of action and will be a game-time decision for tonight's game as he deals with knee soreness. Chicago is now 22-15 on the season and 6-9 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the 76ers have lost five of their last six games and are in danger of losing a fourth straight after Sunday's 95-85 loss to the Cavaliers. Jahlil Okafor led the scoring with 21 points while Ish Smith added 18 points and 10 assists, but while the Sixers showed plenty of fight, the Cavs had LeBron James who took over the game late and dealt the Sixers their three straight loss. Philadelphia is now 4-36 on the season and 2-15 at home.
In ATS trends, the Bulls are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games against a team below .400 and 2-6 ATS in their last eight road games, while the 76ers are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall and 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 games following a loss.
The Bulls could be without Rose in this game, but they surely have more than enough to get past the league-worst 76ers. It's not the most confident of picks as the 76ers didn't look too bad in their last outing, but you still have to stick with the Bulls who need this win more.