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2021 NBA Handicapping
(43-21) Philadelphia 76ers vs. Chicago Bulls (26-38)
Date: Monday, May 3rd
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: United Center, Chicago, IL.
NBA Moneyline Odds: 76ers -200 | Bulls +188
NBA Betting Odds: 76ers -5
NBA Betting Total: 211.5
Monday, May 3rd finds the Philadelphia 76ers playing the Chicago Bulls for the third and final time this season. Both prior matches were won by Philly. The initial meeting (112-105) on February 19th occurred in Philadelphia while the second match on March 11th was played in Chicago with the 76ers winning 127-105.
The Sixers possess a current six game win streak versus the Bulls.
Last season, due to the pandemic and Chicago not attending the Orlando bubble, the squads only played twice with the 76ers winning both games. The 76ers hold the all-time record having won 126 matches of the 232 played
The Sixers reclaimed the top spot in the Eastern Conference by virtue of a Ben Simmons tip-in versus the Spurs as time expired.
While the 76ers and Nets are jostling back and forth atop the Eastern ladder the Bucks are only three games back with another game against Brooklyn on Tuesday and then only one other seeded team in their final seven games.
Similarly, the 76ers have eight games remaining and only the Heat who are seeded of those opponents.
Certainly, the goal for Philly is to nab that top rung so they won’t have to play the Nets or Bucks in the semi-finals plus they’d prefer to be playing at home through to the Conference Finals.
In the victory versus the Spurs, Joel Embiid registered a double-double of 34 points and 13 rebounds as did Dwight Howard (14 points, 11 rebounds). Seth Curry (22) and Danny Green (11) were the other double-figure scorers.
As if it wasn’t bad enough that the Bulls have been without the services of Zach LaVine for 10 games while he deals with having COVID-19, Chicago also didn’t have Nikola Vucevic for their match on Saturday versus the Hawks.
So it wasn’t surprising the Bulls lost their third game in a row and fourth in their last five. Only a few weeks ago the Bulls held a healthy margin over both the Wizards and Raptors for the final play-in seed and were challenging to move up.
That’s how quickly things can change as they are now trailing the Wizards by three games and a half-game behind Toronto.
The situation doesn’t improve as six of their final eight games are against teams seeded eighth or higher plus they’ll play the Raptors once more. The only tanking team they’ll face is the Pistons.
Head coach Billy Donovan stated after the loss to the Hawks he has no intention on resting vets or making an effort to improve the team’s draft position.
In the loss, Thaddeus Young led the Bulls with 20 points, nine assists, seven rebounds, and two steals. Rookie Patrick Williams (19), Coby White (12), and Tomas Satoransky (12) were the other double figure contributors.
Vucevic is listed as questionable for Monday as he continues to deal with tightness in his right adductor. LaVine (health and safety protocols) is doubtful and Troy Brown Jr. (ankle sprain) is out
NBA Betting Trends:
- The 76ers are 9-1 in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The 76ers are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Bulls are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Free Philadelphia 76ersvs. Chicago Bulls NBA Prediction:
The 76ers are dialed into getting that top spot and while the Bulls have the rest advantage the 76ers defense will prove too much for Chicago.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: 76ers ATS
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