Philadelphia 76ers at Chicago Bulls NBA Picks and Tips 4/6/2019
Saturday, April 6, 2019
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The Philadelphia 76ers head to United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, April 6, 2019. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia as 15.5 point favorites.
The 76ers head into this matchup with a mark of 49-30. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 2.6 as they average 115.3 points per contest while giving up 112.6 per game. The Bulls have an overall record of 22-57 this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They average 105.2 points per game and surrender 113.4, good for a point differential of -8.2.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 36-42-0 against the spread this season
The Philadelphia 76ers are 39-38-0 against the over/under this year
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 35-42-2 against the spread this season
The Chicago Bulls are 36-41-0 against the over/under this year
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
04/04/19 SF James Ennis III Quad is out Saturday vs Chicago
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
04/04/19 PG Kris Dunn Back is doubtful Saturday vs Philadelphia
04/04/19 PG Zach LaVine Thigh is doubtful Saturday vs Philadelphia
04/04/19 SF Otto Porter Jr. Shoulder is doubtful Saturday 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
Tobias Harris comes into this game averaging 20.3 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 87%. Ben Simmons averages 17.0 points per contest in 34.5 minutes per game. He averages 7.9 assists per game and 8.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 56% for the season while his free throw percentage is 60%.
Wayne Selden scores 6.9 points per contest while playing 19.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Robin Lopez averages 9.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 21.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.9 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 115.3 points per contest, which is 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 8th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 47.7 boards per contest and 27.0 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 6th with 15.1 per game. The 76ers allow 112.6 points per contest, which is 19th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they allow 23.4 assists per game which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 27th in the NBA with 105.2 points per contest this season. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -8.15. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 17th in the league. They are 25th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.9 boards per contest and 27th in assists per game with 22.0. The Bulls are 11th in turnovers per contest with 14.4. The Bulls give up 113.4 points per game, which ranks them 20th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 27th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.6 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 46.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 11th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The 76ers are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.6, and their defensive rating of 110 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league. Philadelphia is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league.
Chicago is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA. The Bulls are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 113.1, and their offensive rating of 105 is ranked 25th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 27th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% 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 Chicago +15.5
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