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Game 5 betting favors Bulls vs 76ers

The Chicago Bulls face elimination in Game 5 of their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series on Tuesday night as they find themselves down 3-1 to the Philadelphia 76ers in the set.

The Bulls, favored on the NBA lines at the sportsbooks for Tuesday, lost Game 4 of the series by a score of 89-82 on the road on Sunday. Carlos Boozer scored 23 points for Chicago that day.

 

They opened as 5-point home chalk, despite missing their top two players and facing a hungry Sixers team.

Chicago battles the 76ers, currently with a 35-31 mark (34-32 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 32-34 for the Bulls and 30-36 for the 76ers.

View Philadelphia vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The 76ers are listed as 4.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks such as Bovada, with the total listed at 171.5 at BetOnline and other online shops.

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:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting 76ers rank No. 7 in the league with 43.2 per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 1 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Chicago is the NBA’s No. 17-ranked team at 6.3 per game, while the 76ers rate No. 24 with 5.3 per contest.

Defensively, the 76ers feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 93 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Chicago, they were an 89-82 loser as they battled the 76ers on the road. The Bulls failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 171 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Carlos Boozer scored 23 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 89-82 against Philadelphia in NBA action at Wells Fargo Center.

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing Chicago are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few 76ers at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 8 games on the road
Philadelphia is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 11 games
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chicago's last 10 games
Chicago is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Chicago is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Chicago, Thursday, May 10
Chicago at Philadelphia, Thursday, May 10

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