Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 2/19/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Friday, February 19, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+4.5)
Wells Fargo Center is the venue where and the Philadelphia 76ers (19-10) will take on the Chicago Bulls (12-15) on Friday. The odds on this contest have Philadelphia as 4.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 225.
The Chicago Bulls faced off with the Detroit Pistons and earned the victory with a final of 105-102 in their last contest. Chicago ended with a 48.2% field goal percentage (41 of 85) and knocked down 8 out of their 28 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Bulls converted 15 of their 24 shots for a rate of 62.5%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they compiled 46 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 29 dimes in this matchup in addition to having 8 steals and 7 blocks. In terms of defense, Chicago allowed the other team to shoot 45.1% from the field on 37 out of 82 shooting. Detroit distributed 15 dimes and had 9 steals in this matchup. Moreover, the Pistons pulled down 40 boards (6 offensive, 34 defensive) and earned 2 blocked shots. Detroit finished the game at 83.3% at the free throw line by knocking down 20 of their 24 shots. They knocked down 8 of their 28 tries from distance.
Zach LaVine is a player who played a role for the contest. He had 37 points on 14 of 22 shooting. He played 35:16 minutes and collected 5 rebounds. LaVine finished shooting 63.6% from the field and earned 5 assists. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this contest for the Bulls was Wendell Carter. He had 3 rebounds and also accumulated 2 dimes. He ended up going 77.8% from the floor in the game by hitting 7-of-9 (18 points). Overall, Carter played for 26:44 minutes.
Chicago steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 12-15 on the year. They are turning it over 16.3 times per game and as a team they commit 20.6 fouls per game. As a team, Chicago is pulling in 44.3 boards per game and has accumulated 712 dimes this season, which is 11th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Bulls are shooting 38.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (364 of 958) and 79.4% from the free throw line. They have an average of 114.6 pts per game (10th in the NBA) while shooting 47.8% from the floor. Defensively, the Bulls are forcing 14.6 turnovers per game and they draw 19.8 fouls. The Bulls are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 47.6% (393 of 535) and they surrender 42.8 boards per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 4th in the NBA in giving up assists with 633 conceded so far this season. They relinquish 36.1% on 3-point shots and they rank 26th in the league in PPG allowed (115.4).
In their last game, the Philadelphia 76ers got the win with a final of 118-113 against the Houston Rockets. The 76ers corralled 40 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 47 in this matchup. They stuffed 6 attempts while earning 12 steals in the matchup. The Rockets committed 24 personal fouls for this game which took the 76ers to the charity stripe for a total of 32 tries. They were able to convert 28 of those for a rate of 87.5%. In relation to 3-point attempts, Philadelphia made 12 of 26 attempts (46.2%). When the final whistle was blown, the 76ers went 39 out of 81 from the field which gave them a rate of 48.1%. The 76ers allowed the Rockets to convert 42 of 92 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 45.7% for this contest. They went 31.9% from distance by connecting on 15 of 47 and finished the game at 14 out of 18 from the charity stripe (77.8%). When discussing cleaning up the glass, Philadelphia permitted Houston to pull down 39 in total (9 offensive).
Joel Embiid ended up being a factor for the 76ers for this game. He converted 10 of 21 in the matchup giving him a rate of 47.6%, which had him sitting at 31 points. Embiid collected 11 rebounds in his 36:53 minutes of playing time and had 9 dimes in the game. One more player that was pivotal for Philadelphia was Seth Curry. He finished with 25 points in 36:51 minutes played via 8 out of 13 shooting for this game. Curry walked away from this one going 61.5% from the floor as well as collecting 5 assists and 2 rebounds.
Philadelphia has a mark of 19-10 this season. On the offensive side of the ball, the 76ers are shooting 48.1% from the floor, which is ranked 6th in the league. Philadelphia has accumulated 3,323 pts on the campaign (114.6 per game) and they average 45.6 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 23.1 times per game (23rd in the league) and they turn the ball over 15.8 times per contest. The 76ers commit 20.2 fouls per game and they connect on 78.4% from the free throw line. The 76ers on the defensive side of the court are 12th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 111.7. They have allowed 23.9 assists and 42.3 total boards per game, which ranks 12th and 5th in the league. The Philadelphia defense concedes 37.0% on shots from beyond the arc (378 of 1,021) and their opposition makes 77.1% of their free throw attempts. They are able to force 15.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.3% from the floor (6th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (+4.5)
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