Philadelphia 76ers at Chicago Bulls
|Date & Time||Wednesday March 6, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Chicago Bulls +5 -- Over/Under: 227.5
The Philadelphia 76ers and Chicago Bulls meet Wednesday in NBA action at the United Center.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for another win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 115.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 27.4 points and 13.5 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 21.7 points and 2.7 assists. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and JJ Redick is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.9 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won five of their last six road games.
The Chicago Bulls look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 105 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 23.4 points and 4.5 assists while Otto Porter Jr. is averaging 19.8 points and 5.9 rebounds. Lauri Markkanen is the third double-digit scorer and Kris Dunn is dishing 6.2 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost five of their last seven home games.
The 76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Central and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference. The Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic, 7-19 ATS in their last 26 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The 76ers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Chicago and the home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The over is 5-1-1 in Bulls last 7 overall. The under is 4-1 in 76ers last 5 overall.
The Philadelphia 76ers are banged up, inconsistent and on the end of a back to back, but I want little to do with the Chicago Bulls at home. The Bulls lose by an average of 8.8 points at home this season and they're 12-20 ATS. The 76ers haven't been much better when it comes to covering numbers in this range, but they're easily the better team and need to take advantage of games like this if they're going to catch the Indiana Pacers for the third seed in the East. We're not being asked to lay anything crazy. Give me the 76ers and the reasonable chalk.