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Philadelphia 76ers vs Chicago Bulls 1/6/23 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Chicago Bulls (17-21) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (23-14)
January 6, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -4.5; Over/Under: +225.5
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The Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers meet Friday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center. The Chicago Bulls have won 6 of their last 9 games. The Philadelphia 76ers have won 7 of their last 9 games.

The Chicago Bulls are averaging 114.3 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 115.6 points on 47.8 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 26.7 points and 4.9 assists, while Zach LaVine is averaging 22.7 points and 4.3 rebounds. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Ayo Dosunmu is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 81.9 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game.

The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 112.1 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 108.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 33.5 points and 4.6 assists, while James Harden is averaging 22.1 points and 11 assists. Tyrese Maxey is the third double-digit scorer and Tobias Harris is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.3 rebounds per game.

The Bulls are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 Friday games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The 76ers are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Friday games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Bulls last 7 overall. The over is 6-1 in 76ers last 7 overall. The Bulls are 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Philadelphia and 3-13 ATS in the last 16 meetings.

The Chicago Bulls may be in a letdown spot after their win over the Nets and despite their recent wins they still struggle defensively. The Philadelphia 76ers are at their best at home, where they win by an average of 6.7 points and are 15-6 ATS. The 76ers have covered 20 of their last 28 home games. I’ll lay the reasonable chalk.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Philadelphia 76ers -4.5

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