Philadelphia 76ers at Chicago Bulls NBA Game Picks 3/6/2019
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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The Philadelphia 76ers head to United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia as 6 point favorites.
The 76ers head into this matchup with a mark of 40-23. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 3.3 as they average 115.6 points per contest while giving up 112.3 per game. The Bulls have an overall record of 18-46 this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They average 105.0 points per game and surrender 112.6, good for a point differential of -7.6.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 30-33-0 against the spread this season
The Philadelphia 76ers are 31-31-0 against the over/under this year
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 29-33-2 against the spread this season
The Chicago Bulls are 29-35-0 against the over/under this year
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
03/04/19 G Jimmy Butler Back is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs Orlando
03/04/19 C Boban Marjanovic Ankle is downgraded to out Tuesday vs Orlando
03/03/19 C Amir Johnson Illness is questionable Tuesday vs Orlando
02/20/19 F Joel Embiid Knee is out indefinitely
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
01/26/19 SF Chandler Hutchison Knee is out indefinitely
01/16/19 F Wendell Carter Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
Jimmy Butler comes into this game averaging 19.1 points per contest while playing 33.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Ben Simmons averages 17.0 points per contest in 34.2 minutes per game. He averages 7.9 assists per game and 9.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 57% for the season while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Lauri Markkanen scores 19.6 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Zach Lavine averages 23.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.6 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 115.6 points per contest, which is 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 6th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 46.9 boards per contest and 27.3 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 4th with 15.6 per game. The 76ers allow 112.3 points per contest, which is 18th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 4th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they allow 23.4 assists per game which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 28th in the NBA with 105.0 points per contest this season. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.59. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 26th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.5 boards per contest and 27th in assists per game with 22.3. The Bulls are 11th in turnovers per contest with 14.5. The Bulls give up 112.6 points per game, which ranks them 20th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 23rd and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.4 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 46.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 13th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest this year.
The 76ers are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 109.3, and their offensive rating of 112.5 is ranked 12th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 101.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Philadelphia is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 28th in the NBA.
Chicago is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA. The Bulls are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 112.3, and their offensive rating of 104.7 is ranked 24th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia -6
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