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Philadelphia 76ersChicago Bulls
May 1, 8:00 PM | United Center

Philadelphia 76ers vs Chicago Bulls Odds

35-31TEAM RECORD50-16

NBA bettors will be watching Tuesday's game between the Chicago Bulls and the Philadelphia 76ers closely, as the Bulls won't have Derrick Rose on the floor as they try for a 2-0 series advantage.

Rose tore his ACL as Chicago won Game 1 of the series by a 103-91 score at home on Saturday, and he'll miss the rest of the postseason. Chicago managed to cover the spread in the opener.

This season the Bulls are 50-16 overall and 38-27-1 ATS against the number, while the 76ers are 35-31 and 34-32 ATS. As for the totals, Chicago is 32-34 on the OU, and Philadelphia is 30-36.

View Philadelphia vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Bulls as 5.5-point favorites in this matchup at BetOnline, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 176 at shops such as Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Bulls and the No. 6-ranked 76ers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 100-96 result in favor of the Bulls.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Chicago's No. 1-rated squad against Philadelphia's No. 7-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Chicago rates No. 17 in the league with 6.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 24 with 5.3 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the 76ers own the league's No. 3-rated mark, allowing 93 points per game when on the road. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 20 in home scoring.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 103-91 loser on the road against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (194) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Elton Brand scored 19 points in a failed effort to lead the 76ers to victory (they lost 103-91 to Chicago at United Center on Saturday).

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing Chicago are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few 76ers at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Philadelphia's last 18 games when playing Chicago
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games
Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Chicago, Friday, May 4
Chicago at Philadelphia, Friday, May 4