Bulls vs 76ers 1/17/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Friday, January 17, 2020
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia -7.5
Tobias Harris and the Philadelphia 76ers (26-16, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) host the Chicago Bulls (15-27, 3rd in the Central Division) at Wells Fargo Center on Friday, January 17, 2020. Chicago opens this game as 7.5 point dogs. The O/U is set at 217.
The Bulls are covering 48.8% of the time, having gone 20-21-1 ATS. Philadelphia is covering 44.7% of the time, going 17-21-4 against the spread.
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/08/19 SF Otto Porter Jr. Foot is out indefinitely
01/09/20 F Wendell Carter Jr. Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
01/09/20 PF Joel Embiid Finger is out indefinitely
Lauri Markkanen comes into this game averaging 15.0 points per contest while playing 30.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Zach Lavine averages 24.6 points per contest in 33.9 minutes per game. He averages 4.0 assists per game and 4.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Tobias Harris scores 19.6 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.8 rebounds per contest and has 3.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Al Horford averages 12.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.6 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 106.0 points per contest, which is 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 26th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 43.1 boards per contest and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 11th with 15.2 per game. The Bulls allow 107.7 points per contest, which is 10th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 7th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.8 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they allow 24.5 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 18.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 20th in the NBA with 109.1 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.43. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 15th in the league. They are 8th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.2 boards per contest and 3rd in assists per game with 26.2. The 76ers are 18th in turnovers per contest with 14.7. The 76ers give up 105.7 points per game, which ranks them 6th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 14th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 21.8 dimes allowed per game and 1st with 41.2 boards surrendered per contest. The 76ers are 8th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per contest this year.
The Bulls are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.6, and their defensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Chicago is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league.
Philadelphia is 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 20th in the league. The 76ers are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia -7.5
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