76ers host Bulls in basketball action

Chicago Bulls Philadelphia 76ers
37-30 March 19, 2014, 07:00 | Wells Fargo Center 15-52



The Bulls will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the 76ers in Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday in NBA action.

The Bulls will try to spoil the party on Wednesday; they are 34-33 ATS against the number this season, while the 76ers are 25-42 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Chicago is 27-40 on the totals; Philadelphia is 31-35-1.View Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds and Stats.

Those backing the visitors in this one found the Bulls listed as -13-point favorites earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 195 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 30-rated 76ers and the No. 7-rated Bulls in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 92-81 win for the Bulls on Wednesday.

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The Bulls were a 97-85 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (182) made winners of UNDER bettors. Chicago got 16 points from Taj Gibson but lost anyway 97-85 against the Thunder on Monday at United Center.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 99-90 loser on the road against the Pacers. They covered the 19-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (189) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Philadelphia got 23 points from Thaddeus Young but lost anyway 99-90 against the Pacers on Monday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulls rank No. 9 in the league with 44.76 per game. That compares with Philadelphia’s No. 12 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Philadelphia is the NBA’s No. 21-ranked team at 6.79 per game, while the Bulls rate No. 26 with 6.1 per contest.

A few Bulls at 76ers trends to consider:
Chicago is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games
Chicago is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Chicago is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games
Philadelphia is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
Philadelphia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 8 games
Philadelphia is 2-14 ATS in its last 16 games at home


Next up:
Chicago at Indiana, Friday, March 21st
Philadelphia home to New York, Friday, March 21st
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