Philadelphia 76ers vs Chicago Bulls betting tips and predictions for Monday’s NBA game at Wells Fargo Center. Looking to win their 9th straight game the Philadelphia 76ers host winners of 4 games in their last 5 outings the Chicago Bulls. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
It’s hard to overlook what Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers are doing right now. They are the hottest team/player in the league having won 8 games in a row, with Embiid averaging 36.1 points per game in his last 9 outings on over 62% shooting from the field. The MVP award is getting closer and closer with performances like this, he’s yet to have a game under 30 points in the month of March.
It’s hard to imagine that happening tonight, the 76ers have thoroughly dominated the match-up vs the Bulls beating them 12 times in the last 13 meetings, including 8 of the last 9 in Philadelphia. Philly is on a 7-game win streak vs East coast opponents, their only injury worry for tonight is P.J. Tucker who is questionable with an ankle problem.
Despite the losing record in head-to-head meetings, these Bulls won’t go away that easily. They’ve gotten hot just at the right time winning 4 of their last 5 games which has them now 1.5 games ahead of the Indiana Pacers for the 10th place in the East and final play-in tournament position. There’s still 12 games left to be played though, so nothing has been decided yet, but if Chicago continues playing the way they played this past week good things will happen.
They did beat the Sixers in the last meeting between the two teams played in Philly 126-112 back in early January, Zach LaVine took over with 41 points, but it has to be noted that Joel Embiid did not play in that game. Alex Caruso will be a game time decision here, he left the previous Bulls game with a foot injury and his status is unknown.
This will be a tough match-up for both sides, but I have to go with the in-form 76ers. They’re the best team in the NBA right now, Embiid is playing like an MVP and until someone takes them down I’m rolling with them. Sixers to cover.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Chicago Bulls Predictions & Odds
We have a relatively modest projected total for tonight’s game at 224.5 points, which is a stark contrast to the previous meeting between the two teams which saw 238 points scored. The Sixers have been involved in some high scoring games lately, they’ve gone over tonight’s number 3 times in their last 5 games, while in the 2 games they didn’t they played against relatively weak offensive teams.
Chicago is one of the better offensive teams we have in the NBA, the trio of DeRozan, LaVine and Vucevic has been scoring at a healthy amount lately and they’ll look to capitalize on that in tonight’s game. Philly has gone over in 6 of their last 9 games, and in 9 straight vs Central Division opponents. Head-to-head meetings have gone over in 4 of the last 5 played, while the 3 most recent have seen an average of 229 points per game. I’ll be backing the over in tonight’s game.