The Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers meet Monday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Chicago Bulls are averaging 113.5 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 112.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 25.4 points and 5.1 assists, while Zach LaVine is averaging 25 points and 4.7 rebounds. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Patrick Williams is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 81.2 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game.
The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 115.5 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 110.5 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 33.5 points and 4.2 assists, while James Harden is averaging 21.7 points and 10.8 assists. Tyrese Maxey is the third double-digit scorer and Tobias Harris is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 83.4 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.8 rebounds per game.
The Bulls are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The 76ers are 22-9 ATS in their last 31 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 18-8 in Bulls last 26 overall. The under is 4-1 in 76ers last 5 home games. The Bulls are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Philadelphia and 1-8 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The Philadelphia 76ers are at their best at home and a blowout win wouldn't be shocking, however the Bulls are playing well over the last week and even in losses they're usually competitive. The Bulls lose in the underdog role by an average of 1.6 points. The Bulls are 12-5 ATS when underdogs of 5 or more points. Give me the road dog.