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(26-45) Philadelphia 76ers vs. Chicago Bulls (34-38)
Date: Thursday March 23
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: United Center – Chicago, Illinois
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Chicago -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 209
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Friday night NBA sees two struggling teams facing off in the form of Philadelphia vs. Chicago. Neither team looks like it’s going to finish strong, which makes for a compelling matchup in the eyes of bettors.
*All statistics, standings, records, rankings and trends are current as of this writing at 4:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 23, 2017.
The 76ers had a tough time matching up with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, who used their strength and length to bully Philly. Need proof in the numbers?
The Sixers gave up 67 rebounds on the night to their 33, and they also allowed OKC to dominate down low to th tune of 76 points in the paint.
Against Chicago, Philly won’t have the same dominant inside presence to deal with. Steven Adams, Enes Kanter and, yes, point guard Russell Westbrook have a way of making names for themselves at the rim.
That said, the Sixers have a different challenge — one that’s rare to face in today’s game.
Chicago’s best shot is in the mid-range. That’s part of the reason they’re struggling this season, but it also creates a strange dynamic for defenses.
If the Sixers can force the Bulls to shoot inside or on the perimeter (the latter is preferred considering this roster was always going to struggle from deep), they’ll have a strong chance at coming away with a win against the spread, if not straight up.
The Bulls, down Robin Lopez as a result of his throwing hands with Serge Ibaka one game prior, got a much-needed yet surprising performance in their most recent outing against the Detroit Pistons.
Nikola Mirotic, who has been inconsistent throughout his first two seasons, showed up big time. He recorded 28 points on 12-of-15 shooting (4-of-6 from the three-point line) and he collected five rebounds, two assists, three steals and a block in the process.
Nobody’s going to claim that Mirotic will put together this type of performance again right away, but you have to wonder if this is his coming out party.
With Lopez gone and Taj Gibson in OKC via a trade deadline deal, the last outing was the perfect opportunity to take advantage of an opportunity.
That’s exactly what Mirotic did, and it’s not impossible to foresee a bright future for a talented young big with a new boost of confidence.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Bulls are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Bulls are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
- Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic
- 76ers are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 Friday games.
- 76ers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- 76ers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games
Free Philadelphia 76ers vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Prediction:
Both the Sixers and Bulls have been decent against the spread as of late. But if Chicago struggles to defend, Philly should be able to keep this one close throughout.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: PHI ATS
Chicago has won the last 12 games in this series. Go ahead and make it 13 after this one, but don’t be shocked if the 76ers pick up the win ATS.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Chicago Bulls 107 – Philadelphia 76ers 103
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