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76ers Bulls Game 3 Odds Preview

Chicago BullsPhiladelphia 76ers
May 4, 8:00 PM | Wells Fargo Center

Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds

50-16TEAM RECORD35-31

Coming off an upset win on Tuesday, the Philadelphia 76ers will try to grab a series lead on Friday night as they play host to the Chicago Bulls in the third game of their first-round NBA series.

The Sixers knocked off the Bulls 109-92 in Chicago in Game 2 on Tuesday to tie up the series at one win apiece. Bulls point guard Derrick Rose (knee) missed that game, and he's out for the season.

It's the only reason the struggling Sixers would ever be favorites against the Bulls. But can Philly handle the pressure? Is this a good spot to fade them and bet the dog Bulls?

The 76ers sit at 35-31 (34-32 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Bulls are currently 50-16 (38-27-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Philadelphia is 30-36 OU, and Chicago is 32-34 OU.

View Chicago vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the 76ers installed as 1.5-point favorites in this particular matchup at TopBet. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 178.5 at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 6-rated 76ers and the No. 1-ranked Bulls, 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:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 93.6 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 1 at 88.2 PPG. The 76ers field goal percentage has averaged 44.8% so far, less than the Bulls shooters have achieved on the year, 45.2% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bulls own the league's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 88.5 points per game when on the road. Philadelphia, on the other hand, rates No. 25 in home scoring.

The 76ers were a 109-92 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Bulls. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (201) made winners of OVER bettors. Philadelphia got 26 points from Jrue Holiday en route to a 109-92 victory over Chicago on Tuesday at United Center.

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a loss are 9-1

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

A few Bulls at 76ers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chicago's last 9 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
Chicago is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 9 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Chicago
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Chicago at Philadelphia, Sunday, May 6
Philadelphia home to Chicago, Sunday, May 6