Chicago Bulls at Philadelphia 76ers Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 4/10/2019
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Wells Fargo Center
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 8.5 point favorites.
The Bulls head into this matchup with a mark of 22-59. They are 4th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -8.3 as they average 104.9 points per contest while giving up 113.2 per game. The 76ers have an overall record of 50-31 this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They average 115.1 points per game and surrender 112.5, good for a point differential of 2.5.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 35-43-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 36-42-0 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 37-43-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 40-39-0 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
04/09/19 PG Kris Dunn Back is questionable Wednesday vs Philadelphia
04/09/19 PG Zach LaVine Thigh is doubtful Wednesday vs Philadelphia
04/09/19 SF Otto Porter Jr. Shoulder is questionable Wednesday vs Philadelphia
03/27/19 F Lauri Markkanen Ankle is out for season
01/26/19 SF Chandler Hutchison Knee is out for season
01/16/19 F Wendell Carter Jr. Thumb is out for season
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
04/09/19 G JJ Redick Back is questionable Wednesday vs Chicago
04/09/19 SF James Ennis III Quad is questionable Wednesday vs Chicago
04/09/19 F Joel Embiid Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Chicago
Wayne Selden comes into this contest averaging 6.8 points per game while playing 19.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 73%. Robin Lopez averages 9.5 points per game in 21.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Tobias Harris averages 20.0 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Ben Simmons averages 16.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.8 rebounds per contest and 7.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 104.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 42.9 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.2 per game. The Bulls allow 113.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.4 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 25.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 4th in the league with 115.1 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.5. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 47.8 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 26.9. The 76ers are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.0. The 76ers surrender 112.5 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 23.4 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 43.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game.
The Bulls are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.7, and their defensive rating of 113.1 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 28th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Chicago is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league.
Philadelphia is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA. The 76ers are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 110, and their offensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 14th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia -8.5
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