Philadelphia 76ers vs. Chicago Bulls - 11/25/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (9-6) at Philadelphia 76ers (4-10)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +7 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers clash Friday night in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Chicago Bulls look to keep the ball rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 105.3 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 99.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 25.8 points and 6.8 rebounds while Dwyane Wade is averaging 18.4 points and 2.9 assists. Taj Gibson is the third double-digit scorer and Doug McDermott is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 82.1 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.9 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have won four of their last six road games.
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The Philadelphia 76ers look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 98.1 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 106.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 17.8 points and 7.6 rebounds while Ersan Ilyasova is averaging 13.1 points and 1.4 assists. Jerryd Bayless is the third double-digit scorer and Gerald Henderson is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won four of their last five home games.
The Bulls are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The 76ers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 20-8-1 in the last 29 meetings in Philadelphia and 7-0 in the last 7 meetings overall.
Don't look now, but the Philadelphia 76ers are starting to look like an actual NBA team and have won four of their last five at home. The success of Embiid is clearly starting to rub off on the rest of the players. The Bulls are also playing well, but laying this number on the road fresh off Thanskgiving doesn't seem like a wise bet. I'll take my chances with the 76ers and the points.