Chicago Bulls at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/24/2018
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 5.5 point favorites.
The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 18-29. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.1 as they are averaging 103.7 points per game while giving up 108.8 per contest. The 76ers have an overall mark of 22-21. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 108.2 points per contest and giving up 107.1, which is a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 29-16-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 27-20-0 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 24-19-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 24-19-0 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
01/18/18 PG Kris Dunn Concussion is out indefinitely
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
01/22/18 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist is "?" Wednesday vs Chicago
01/16/18 G J.J. Redick Leg is out indefinitely
01/15/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Lauri Markkanen comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Justin Holiday averages 13.7 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Joel Embiid averages 23.8 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 11 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Ben Simmons averages 16.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 7.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 56%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 103.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.13 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 44.9 rebounds per game and 24 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.1 per game. The Bulls allow 108.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 25.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 7th in the league with 108.2 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.05. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 47.4 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 25.8. The 76ers are 1st in turnovers per game with 18.3. The 76ers surrender 107.1 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 20.7 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 42.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game this season.
The Bulls are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.2, and their defensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 26th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Chicago is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league.
Philadelphia is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 29th in the league. The 76ers are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.8, and their defensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 10th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia -5.5
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