BEST ODDS TO BET ON:
- Underdogs: Bulls +6.5 (-108)
- 76ers vs. Cavaliers Over/Under: 229 points
Chicago has lost its last four games after winning its previous six contests to barely stay at fourth place behind the Boston Celtics (39-27). The Bulls are 36-27-1 AT but are 3-9 SU in their last 12 games on the road and are 0-6 ATS in their last six outings against the 76ers.
Philadelphia is 4-2 ATS in its last six games, 7-0 SU in its last seven contests when playing at home against Chicago but is 1-4 ATS in its last five outings in the last five games played this month. The 76ers, who are six-point favorites to win, are expected to get back newly acquired guard James Harden, who was held back at sat in Philadelphia’s last game.
The Bulls are expected to be led by All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan, who is averaging 28.1 points and 5.1 assists per game. Big man Nikola Vucevic is listed as questionable for this game, as Chicago hopes to see him on the court and sustain his averages of 17.9 points and 11.5 rebounds per game, while Zach Lavine will provide the outside shooting for Chicago with almost three tries per game.
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread — 112 Philadelphia 76ers – 107 Chicago Bulls
- Over/Under — UNDER 229 points