Chicago Bulls (18-29) at Philadelphia 76ers (22-21)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 220 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Chicago Bulls look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 103.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 108.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Nikola Mirotic is averaging 17.1 points and 6.7 rebounds while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 5.5 points and 7.7 rebounds. Kris Dunn is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Holiday is dishing 2.3 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have split their last eight road games.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for another win after winning seven of their last nine games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 108.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 107.1 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 23.8 points and 11 rebounds while JJ Redick is averaging 17.3 points and 3.3 assists. Ben Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Dario Saric is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.4 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have split their last eight home games.
The Bulls are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games, 38-17 ATS in their last 55 vs. Eastern Conference and 21-6-1 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The 76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Bulls are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Philadelphia, 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the over is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings.
The Chicago Bulls have been a covering machine this season, especially since they've gotten healthy, but the Bulls are also being outscored by 8.1 points on the road this season. The Philadelphia 76ers have been one of the hotter teams in the league the last couple of weeks and are outscoring teams by 4.4 points in their last five games. The 76ers are 9-6 ATS this season when a favorite by less than six points. I'll eat the reasonable chalk with the home team.