Philadelphia 76ers at Chicago Bulls
|Date & Time||Saturday April 6, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Chicago Bulls +10 -- Over/Under:
NBAtv, WGN, NSP+
The Philadelphia 76ers and Chicago Bulls meet Saturday in NBA action at the United Center.
The Philadelphia 76ers could use a win here after losing five of their last seven games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 115.3 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 112.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 27.6 points and 13.7 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 18.8 points and 2.9 assists. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and JJ Redick is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.7 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost four of their last five road games.
The Chicago Bulls could also use a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 105.2 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 113.4 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 23.7 points and 4.5 assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 18.7 points and nine rebounds. Otto Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Kris Dunn is dishing six assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost five of their last six home games.
The 76ers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bulls are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest, 6-20 ATS in their last 26 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Atlantic. The 76ers are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Chicago and 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The over is 3-1-1 in Bulls last 5 home games. The over is 5-2 in 76ers last 7 road games.
I'm not eager to lay double-digit chalk with a team as inconsistent as the Philadelphia 76ers, but I have a hard time backing the Chicago Bulls who are so banged up. The Bulls haven't just lost 10 of their last 13 games, but they're losing their last five games by an average of 11.8 points while not playing a lick of defense. The Bulls are losing by an average of 17.1 points when a double-digit underdog. The Bulls are also just 14-25 ATS at home this season and 7-14 ATS when a double-digit underdog. If forced to pick this game, the 76ers and the chalk would be the way to go.