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2021 NBA Handicapping
(24-12) Philadelphia 76ers vs. Chicago Bulls (16-18)
Date: Thursday, March 11th
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: United Center, Chicago, IL.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Bulls -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 229.5
Thursday, March 11th the Chicago Bulls will play host to the Philadelphia 76ers as the teams meet for the second time this season. In the initial match on February 19th, the 76ers won 112-105.
Last season, the squads played twice with the 76ers taking both games and hold a current five-game win streak versus the Bulls. The 76ers hold the all-time record having won 125 matches of the 231 played
While Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons were slated to participate in the All-Star Game they were pulled late when a barber they came into contact with tested positive for COVID-19.
The NBA avoided the potential of a super spreader event because had either played and eventually tested positive they would have put 19 teams with representatives in Atlanta at risk of exposing their teams upon their return to practice.
The initial tests for Simmons and Embiid were both negative but they’ll miss time serving a seven-game quarantine at a minimum. That means Embiid won’t play this match but one report suggested he might be available for Friday versus the Wizards.
Simmons will definitely miss both matches because his contact with the barber presumably occurred later than Embiid.
That will mean Tobias Harris will be tasked with carrying the majority of the offensive load and the 76ers reserves who aren’t typically offensively gifted will need to step up.
The Bulls entered the break winning six of their last nine matches and seeming to have turned a corner.
However, it might be a bit of fool’s gold since the six victories were achieved against teams with records under .500 and the three losses to teams sporting records above .500 (76ers, Suns, Nuggets).
The final victory leading into the break occurred via a big effort on the glass that Chicago won 45-35 including 13 offensive boards that led to 20 second-chance points.
The Bulls held a 19 point lead but had to halt a Pelicans charge at the end of the match. Zach LaVine led with 36 points plus eight assists.
Sophomore Coby White continued his breakout campaign with 25 points including four 3-pointers.
Thaddeus Young (18), Patrick Williams (13), and Denzel Valentine (11) were the other double-digit scorers while Wendell Carter Jr. was a rebounding beast grabbing 15 boards including seven on the offensive glass.
Devon Dotson (knee), Lauri Markkanen (shoulder), and Luke Kornet (personal) missed the last game and all are listed as day-to-day.
Otto Porter (back) missed the last 15 games with hopes he would return after the break but is listed as out on Thursday. Chandler Hutchison (personal) is out indefinitely.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The 76ers are 8-2 in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The 76ers are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Philadelphia 76ers vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Prediction:
Two of the 76ers greatest weaknesses will be tested in this match. Philly ranks 14th offensively and that’s with Embiid and Simmons. In addition, while they own a 16-3 home record they aren’t as adept away from home with a sub .500 record (8-9).
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Bulls ATS
Chicago is 5-11 versus currently seeded playoff clubs but with the 76ers down two All-Stars, this match puts them on a more even playing field and should favor the Bulls.
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