Chicago Bulls (12-15) at Philadelphia 76ers (19-10)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 19, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -9 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers meet Friday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Chicago Bulls look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 114.6 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 115.4 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 28.2 points and 5.2 assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 19.1 points and 6.1 rebounds. Coby White is the third double-digit scorer and Wendell Carter Jr. is dishing 2.3 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 114.6 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 111.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 29.6 points and 10.8 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 20.7 points and three assists. Ben Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Shake Milton is dishing three assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game.
The Bulls are 2-11 ATS in their last 13 Friday games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games. The 76ers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 7-2 in Bulls last 9 road games. The over is 4-0 in 76ers last 4 overall. The Bulls are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia 76ers are the better team and should be favored, but the Bulls have been kind to us in the underdog role and they play some of their best ball on the road. In fact, the Bulls win by an average of 2.5 points on the road this season and are 10-3 against the spread. The 76ers only win by an average of 5.7 points in the favorite role. Give me the Bulls and the points.