Bulls vs 76ers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/9/2020
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia -9.5
Coby White and the Chicago Bulls (19-34, 3rd in the Central Division) travel to Wells Fargo Center on Sunday where they'll meet the Philadelphia 76ers (32-21, 3rd in the Atlantic Division). Chicago opens this matchup as 9.5 point dogs. The O/U opens at 226.
The Bulls cover the spread 44.2% of the time, having gone 23-29-1 ATS. Philadelphia covers the spread 42.9% of the time, going 21-28-4 against the spread.
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/08/19 SF Otto Porter Jr. Foot is out indefinitely
02/07/20 SG Denzel Valentine Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Philadelphia
02/07/20 PF Daniel Gafford Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Philadelphia
02/04/20 PG Kris Dunn Knee is out indefinitely
01/24/20 PF Lauri Markkanen Pelvis is out indefinitely
01/09/20 F Wendell Carter Jr. Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
02/08/20 PF Joel Embiid Neck left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
02/07/20 SG Glenn Robinson III Acquired is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
02/07/20 SG Alec Burks Acquired is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
Zach Lavine averages 24.9 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Coby White comes into this contest averaging 11.2 points per game while playing 24.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Tobias Harris averages 19.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Ben Simmons averages 16.7 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 8.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allow 109.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they give up 25.3 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 18.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league. Chicago averages 106.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 28th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers surrender 106.2 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 22.1 assists allowed per contest, and 1st with 41.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game. Philadelphia is 23rd in the league with 108.4 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 45.9 boards per game and 7th in assists per contest with 26.0. The 76ers are 16th in turnovers per game with 14.8.
The Bulls are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.9, and their defensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 26th 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 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league.
Philadelphia is 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 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 22nd in the league. The 76ers are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.8, and their defensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 15th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago +9.5
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