Bulls vs. Sixers Predictions 3/7/22

by | Mar 7, 2022 | nba

Chicago Bulls (39-25 SU, 36-27-1 ATS) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (39-24 SU, 32-31-0 ATS)

When: Monday March 07 2022, 07:00 PM (ET)

Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

TV: NBCSCH

Point Spread: CHI +7/PHI -7 (Opened PHI -6.5 at MyBookie - Use bonus code PREDICT100 and receive a generous 100% real cash bonus up to $300!)

Total: 229 (Opened at 229.5)

Money Line: Chicago Bulls 233/Philadelphia 76ers -289

Power Rating: PHI -11

Probable Starting Lineups

Chicago Bulls PG Ayo Dosunmu, SG Zach LaVine, SF Javonte Green, PF DeMar DeRozan, C Nikola Vucevic Q

Philadelphia 76ers PG James Harden IN, SG Tyrese Maxey, SF Matisse Thybulle, PF Tobias Harris, C Joel Embiid

Key Injuries

Chicago Bulls
Nikola Vucevic Hamstring (Questionable)
Patrick Williams Wrist (Out)
Lonzo Ball Knee (Out)
Alex Caruso Wrist (Out)

Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia No Reported Injuries

The Philadelphia 76ers host the Chicago Bulls in a Non-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 07:00 PM ET at the Wells Fargo Center.

Recent Form

The Chicago Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 39-25, placing them 4th in the Eastern Conference. On the season, Chicago has won exactly half of their 30 road matchups, sitting at 15-15. Over the Bulls’ last five games, they have picked up just 1 win. In this stretch, Chicago’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 111.0 points per game. Combined, the Bulls’ last five opponents are giving up 110.0 points per contest. A key reason for Chicago’s recent struggles is a defensive unit giving up 117.0 points over their previous five contests. This figure is up from their season average of 110.9. In the Chicago Bulls’ most recent game, the team fell to Milwaukee by a score of 118-112.

The Philadelphia 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 39-24, placing them 2nd in the Eastern Conference. So far, Philadelphia is above .500 at home, holding a record of 18-13. The 76ers have played well over their last five games, picking up 4 wins. During this stretch, Philadelphia is averaging 118.0 points per game, 10.0 points more than their season average of 108.3. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 107.0 points per contest. The 76ers have been picking up victories while holding opponents to an average of 107.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 106.1. In the Philadelphia 76ers’ most recent game, the team fell to Miami by a score of 99-82.

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Individual Player Analysis

As Chicago travels to take on the Philadelphia 76ers, the Bulls’ leading scorer is DeMar DeRozan. Through 60 games, DeRozan is averaging 28 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 47.0% of his games. As DeRozan gets set to take on the 76ers, he could be in line for a big game as Philadelphia is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 52.94% of their games. This figure places them 23rd among NBA defenses. On the other side, Joel Embiid leads the 76ers in scoring, averaging 29 points across his 53 games. Throughout the season, Embiid has outscored his season average in 55.0% of his outings. However, if he hopes to add to this total, Embiid will need to do so against a Bulls defense that has been tough on their opponent’s top scorers. So far, leading scores have surpassed their season average at a rate of just 43.14%. This figure is good for a rank of 10th in the league.

Matchup Analysis

The Bulls come into this game as the more efficient offensive team, averaging 110.7 points per 100 possessions. When playing as the superior offensive unit, Chicago is winning at a rate of 52%. These victories are coming by an average margin of 9.0 points. On the other side, the 76ers hold the advantage on the defensive end of the floor. So far, they have played 22 games as the better defensive team, picking up 13 wins (59%).

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers have met up for 3 games. In their last meeting, Philadelphia picked up a 119-108 win.

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How the Public is Betting the Bulls vs 76ers

67% are betting the Bulls against the spread.
52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 229.0

Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Bulls are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest.
  • Bulls are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 road games
  • 76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite.
  • 76ers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up loss.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

Philadelphia has benefited from the James Harden / Ben Simmons trade and emerged as one of the top teams in the league. With the 76ers roster at full strength, the Bulls will have their hands full in this matchup. Expect the 76er’s defense, where they are top 10 in the league across a number of statistics, to suppress Demar DeRozan and Zach Lavine’s offensive efforts. I’d take Philadelphia in tonight’s game and anticipate they will cover the spread. Bet your Bulls/Sixers pick and ALL your NBA basketball picks for FREE this week by taking advantage of a 100% REAL CASH bonus on your first deposit of $100 to $1000 at Betnow Sportsbook!