Two teams sitting on mirror sides of the Eastern Conference table are clashing today, when the third Philadelphia 76ers (50-31), who have won only once in their last 5 games, are hosting the third-worse Chicago Bulls (22-59), who have won once in their last 8 games and both teams are looking to bounce back today.
Date/Time: 04-10-2019, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Philadelphia 76ers -9
Philadelphia 76ers have a 50-31 record (37-44 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the third place of the East. They have lost four of their last five matches and in their last game they won on the road against the Heat with a 99-122 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Joel Embiid with 27.5 ppg, adding a team high 13.6 boards per game. He is followed by Tobias Harris with 18.2 ppg and 7.9 boards per game.
Chicago Bulls have a 22-59 record (35-45-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the third to last place of the East. They have lost seven of their last eight matches and in their last game they lost at home against the Knicks with an 86-96 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Zach LaVine with 23.7 ppg, adding 4.7 boards and 4.5 dimes per game. He is followed by Jakarr Sampson with 20 ppg and 8 boards per game.
In their three previous meetings earlier this season the Sixers lead the Bulls 2-1 wins, having won the previous home game by 19 points. Sixers have a 30-10 home record, while the Bulls are 13-26 on the road. Sixers are better both offensively, scoring 115.1 ppg to Bulls’ 104.9 and defensively, allowing 112.5 ppg to Bulls’ 113.2. They also have better percentages both in field goals (47% to 45.3%) and in 3-pointers (35.8% to 35.1%). Sixers are also better in dimes made (26.9 to 21.9) and in boards grabbed (47.8 to 42.9), while Bulls are only better in turnovers committed (13.6 to 14.6). Sixers are the favorite at home and Vegas odds give them a -9 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home victory.
Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction: Philadelphia 76ers -9 (-109)
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