Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers - NBA Prediction

NBA Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction 1/2/2024

The Chicago Bulls (15-19) travel to face off against the Philadelphia 76ers (22-10) on Tuesday, January 2nd. This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center. The Bulls are coming off a win in their previous game, while the 76ers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the 76ers. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Bulls vs 76ers

The Bulls Are Coming Off A Win

In their last game, the Bulls defeated the 76ers with a final score of 105-92. Not only did the Bulls win this game straight-up, but they also covered the spread as -1 point favorites. In terms of the over/under, the combined 197 points was below the over/under line of 225.

As of now, the Bulls are 15-19 overall and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. In the Eastern Conference, the Bulls are currently ranked 10th and are 4th in the Central division.

In terms of the spread, Chicago currently holds an ATS record of 18-16, which is above .500. When playing on the road, the Bulls hold an ATS record of 7-7 in contrast to a 11-9 record against the spread when playing at home.

The 76ers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Tyrese Maxey led Philadelphia with 20 points against the Bulls, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 39.1% in the game. Tobias Harris added 15 points, but unfortunately, Philadelphia was defeated in the game with a score of 105-92.

Coming into today’s game vs. the Bulls, the 76ers are above .500 at 22-10 and are looking to build on their success. In the Eastern Conference, they are 3rd overall and are 2nd in the Atlantic division.

Currently, Philadelphia holds an above .500 ATS record of 23-9 so far this year. Philadelphia has covered the spread in two consecutive home games, while maintaining an ATS record of 12-4 at home as opposed to 11-5 on the road.

Bulls Offense Breakdown

Through 34 games the Bulls are averaging 109.9 points per contest, placing them 28th in the NBA. Coming into today’s game, the Bulls will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.7 made 3’s per game. Not only is the Chicago offense struggling with their outside shot, but they are also getting to the charity stripe at a below average rate. So far, they are the 23rd ranked team in made free-throws per contest.

76ers Offense Breakdown

Leading up to today’s matchup, the 76ers are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 121 points per game (5th). So far, the 76ers are averaging 98.9 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. A key reason behind the team’s overall offensive success is their ability to knock down the 3-point shot. Despite their slow style of play, their 3-point shooting percentage of 37% has help make up for fewer opportunites.

Bulls Team Defense

The Bulls’ defense is presently ranked 9th in the league, allowing an average of 112.0 points per contest. So far this season, the Bulls’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 18th in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 22.9 times per game vs. Chicago.

76ers Team Defense

This season, the 76ers defense has been impressive, holding the 6th position in the league while permitting an average of 110.9 points per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the 76ers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 53.6% while allowing 34.3% from downtown.

Key Players For The Bulls And 76ers

In today’s game, we anticipate DeMar DeRozan leading the scoring for the Bulls, contributing 21 points while shooting 8/16 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 22.4 points per game, along with 3.8 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Joel Embiid to be the top scorer for the 76ers. Our projection has him finishing the game with 34, and he is expected to secure 11 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 54% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 35 points per game.

Bulls vs 76ers Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Chicago has an ATS mark of 6-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-7 while averaging 112 points per game.
  • In their last three home games, Philadelphia has averaged 111 points per game while allowing 108. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Bulls have a strong straight up record of 2-1. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the 76ers have an ATS record of 3-0 and a straight up mark of 3-0.


Bulls vs 76ers Prediction


In this 76ers vs. 76ers matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Bulls at +10.5. While we project the 76ers to win 112-110, our recommendation is to bet on the Bulls for the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 224.5, and our model predicts the Bulls and 76ers to score a combined 222 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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