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Bulls take on 76ers in hoops contest

Chicago BullsPhiladelphia 76ers
1-1November 02, 2013, 07:30 | Wells Fargo Center2-0

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the 76ers try to run the Bulls off the court at Wells Fargo Center in pro hoops action.

The Bulls will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 0-2 ATS against the number this season, while the 76ers are 2-0 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Chicago is 1-1 on the totals; Philadelphia is 2-0.

View Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds and Stats.

Those backing the visitors in this one found the Bulls listed as -7-point favorites earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 193 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

The 76ers sit at No. 18 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Bulls are at No. 13 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the 76ers will win this game 98-87.

Chicago was an 82-81 winner in its last match at home against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 163 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Chicago earned an 82-81 victory over New York on Thursday, getting 18 points from Derrick Rose at United Center.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 109-102 winner as they battled the Wizards on the road. The 76ers covered in the match as a 9-point underdog, while 211 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Philadelphia got 29 points from Thaddeus Young en route to a 109-102 victory over Washington on Friday at Verizon Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Philadelphia's No. 15-rated squad against Chicago's No. 12-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Philadelphia rates No. 16 in the league with 7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 27 with 5 per outing.

Next up:
Chicago at Indiana, Wednesday, November 6th
Philadelphia at Golden State, Monday, November 4th