76ers face Bulls: NBA odds preview
Philadelphia 76ers vs Chicago Bulls Odds
The Bulls hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Saturday as the 76ers pay a visit to United Center in NBA betting action.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Bulls currently sports a record of 7-7, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-10 ATS. The 76ers are 10-6 and 8-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bulls post a 5-9 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the 76ers have gone 9-7 against the number.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Bulls as 5.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 186, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulls sit at No. 15 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the 76ers are at No. 22 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Bulls will win this game 96-93.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 94.5 PPG, against a 76ers defense that ranks No. 7 at 94 PPG. The Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 43.9% so far, more than the 76ers shooters have achieved on the year, 43% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the 76ers own the league's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 89.2 points per game when playing on the road. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 27 in scoring on their home court.
Philadelphia won its last outing, a 104-98 result against the Bobcats on November 30. The 76ers covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite, while the 202 combined points took the game OVER the total. Philadelphia got 25 points and 10 rebounds from Evan Turner en route to a 104-98 victory over Charlotte on Friday at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Chicago won its last outing, a 101-78 result against the Mavericks on November 28. The Bulls covered in that game as a 6-point favorite, while the 179 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Bulls blew out Dallas on Wednesday, running up the score in a 101-78 win at United Center.
Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Charlotte are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Indiana are 9-1
After playing Dallas are 7-3
After a win are 3-7
A few 76ers at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chicago
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
Chicago is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Philadelphia home to Minnesota, Tuesday, December 4
Chicago home to Indiana, Tuesday, December 4