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NBA: Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction 12/18/2023

The Chicago Bulls (10-17) travel to face off against the Philadelphia 76ers (18-7) on Monday, December 18th. This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center. The 76ers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Bulls are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hornets. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Bulls Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent matchup, the Bulls conveyed a message to the Heat with a score of 118-116. Turning the tide, the Bulls picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 58-57.

Coming into their matchup with the 76ers, the Bulls have an overall record of 10-17 and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. On the road, the Bulls are 3-10 compared to a 7-7 record at home this season.

Against the spread, the Bulls have covered in two straight games and have an overall ATS record of 13-14. During this season, Chicago has a 4-6 record against the spread as favorites and 9-8 as underdogs.

The 76ers Are Coming Off A Win

The 76ers won vs. the Hornets in their most recent game, ending with a score of 135-82. the 76ers not only secured a victory straight-up but also did so while covering the spread as -12.5-point favorites. Regarding the over/under, the combined score of 217 points ended up below the over/under line of 230.5.

In today’s game, the 76ers are looking to add to their six game winning streak. Overall, they are 18-7 this season. On the road, the 76ers are 8-4 compared to 10-3 at home.

The 76ers are riding a seven game ATS win streak and currently possess an overall ATS record of 19-6. This season, Philadelphia has a 16-4 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 3-2 when playing as underdogs.

Bulls Offense Breakdown

In 27 games games, Chicago has an average of 109.9 points per game (26th). When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Bulls are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 96.1 per contest. If the Bulls offense is going to turn things around, they will need to either generate more possessions or improve their overall efficiency. Currently, they are just 15th ranked team in 3-point shooting percentage.

76ers Offense Breakdown

The 76ers step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 122.9 points per game (3rd). When looking at the team’s pace of play, the 76ers are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 99.4 per contest. Although the team tends to play at a more deliberate pace, they are currently one of the more efficient shooting teams, connecting on field goal attempts at a rate of 7th%.

Bulls Team Defense

So far, the Bulls’ defense is ranked 14th in the league at 113.6 points per contest.

So far this season, the Bulls’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 14th in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 23.8 times per game vs. Chicago.

76ers Team Defense

philadelphia 7s6ersSo far, the 76ers’ defense is ranked 7th in the league at 111.0 points per contest.

In terms of two point field goal attempts, the 76ers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 53.2% while allowing 34.1% from downtown.

Key Players For The Bulls And 76ers

The outlook for today’s matchup points to DeMar DeRozan as the primary point contributor for the Bulls, finishing with 20 points while maintaining a 7/14 shooting accuracy. During this season, he is delivering an average of 22.5 points per game, along with 3.6 rebounds.

As for Philadelphia, Joel Embiid is projected to be the primary scorer for the 76ers. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 23, and adding 8 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 53.4%, and his scoring average is 34.2 points per game.

Bulls vs 76ers Trends

  • Although Chicago has a straight up record of 2-8 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 5-5. The team averaged 111 points per game in these games.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Philadelphia has an ATS mark of 7-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 7-3 while averaging 121 points per game.
  • Through their last five games as the betting underdog, the Bulls have a strong record vs the spread going 4-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 2-3.
  • Philadelphia has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-0 SU and 3-0 ATS in their last three games.

Bulls vs 76ers Prediction

In this 76ers vs. 76ers matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Bulls at +11. While we project the 76ers to win 114-110, our recommendation is to bet on the Bulls for the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 228.5 and given that our model is projecting 224 points between the teams, we like the under.

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