Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 4/13/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (10-71) at Chicago Bulls (41-40)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -10.5 -- Over/Under: 208 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia 76ers travel to the United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls tonight.
The 76ers will be eager to cap off their season on a positive note but to do that, they'll need to play better than they did in last night's 122-98 loss at Toronto. Robert Covington led the scoring with 24 points while Ish Smith added 18 points, but while the Sixers played well to lead the Raptors going into the halftime break, they just had no answer in the second half where the Raptors who outscore the Sixers by an astonishing 67-37. With the loss, Philadelphia drops to 10-71 on the season and 3-37 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Bulls have won five of their last eight games and they'll be gunning for a third straight win after sneaking past the shorthanded Pelicans by 121-116 on Monday. Jimmy Butler led the charge with 23 points on eight of 11 shooting to go with 11 assists, Nikola Mirotic added 20 points while Cristiano Felicio had a second straight game of 16 points as the Bulls rallied in the second half to take down the Pelicans and improve to 41-40 on the season which is only good for ninth place in the Eastern Conference.
In ATS trends, the 76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record, while the Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team below .400 and 8-17 ATS in their last 25 games playing on one days rest.
Head to head, the under is 6-0 in the last six meetings overall and 5-2 in the last seven meetings in Chicago.
You really don't know what you're going to get from two eliminated teams playing their last game of the season, but I'm still not confident taking the Sixers with the points given the way they fell to pieces in last night's debacle.