The Philadelphia 76ers and Chicago Bulls meet Wednesday in NBA action at the United Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 115.4 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 110.4 points on 47 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 33.6 points and 4.1 assists, while James Harden is averaging 21.4 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 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 83.5 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game.
The Chicago Bulls are averaging 113.5 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 46.6 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 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 81.2 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game.
The 76ers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulls are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 5-2 in 76ers last 7 road games. The under is 19-8 in Bulls last 27 overall. The 76ers are 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Chicago and 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
These teams just played a tight game a couple of days ago and the Bulls actually won on the road. The Bulls are playing some good ball lately, which includes winning their last 5 games by an average of 6.2 points, and they need to keep winning to lock up a spot in the play-in tournament. I like the Bulls and the free buckets.