Philadelphia 76ers (30-25) at Chicago Bulls (20-37)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls +6.5 -- Over/Under: 214 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Chicago Bulls meet Thursday in NBA action at the United Center.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for another victory to build on their five-game winning streak. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 107.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 23.7 points and 11.1 rebounds while JJ Redick is averaging 16.9 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 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost four straight road games.
The Chicago Bulls could use a win here after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 103.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 109.2 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 16.9 points and 2.6 assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 15.3 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 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost five of their last seven home games.
The 76ers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulls are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games, 35-17 ATS in their last 52 Thursday games and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The 76ers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Chicago, 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Philadelphia 76ers were one of the hotter teams heading into the break, as they won five straight and are outscoring teams by over 12 points during that streak. The Chicago Bulls have been playing better since getting healthy, but they're still losing games and have covered just one of their last 10 contests. The Bulls have also been outscored by 7.2 points in their last five games while allowing 47 percent shooting. This is a game the 76ers should be able to win by a comfortable margin.