Philadelphia 76ers vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 3/11/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (+2.5)
The Chicago Bulls (16-18) host the Philadelphia 76ers (24-12) at United Center on Thursday. The spread on this contest has Chicago as 2.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 227.
The Philadelphia 76ers played the Utah Jazz and notched a win by a score of 131-123 in their last contest. Philadelphia finished the game having earned a 51.6% FG percentage (48 of 93) and converted 8 of their 25 3-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the 76ers knocked down 27 of their 35 tries for a rate of 77.1%. When discussing grabbing boards, they compiled 50 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 22 assists in this contest while creating 16 turnovers and earning 9 steals. When it comes to the defense, Philadelphia allowed the other team to shoot 44.0% from the field on 44 of 100 shooting. Utah dished out 22 dimes and had 7 steals in this matchup. block Utah finished shooting 73.7% at the free throw line by making 14 of their 19 attempts. They converted 21 out of their 44 attempts from long range.
Joel Embiid is a player who played a role for this game. He recorded 40 points on 14 of 27 shooting. He saw the court for 39:36 minutes played and also pulled down 19 rebounds. Embiid finished shooting 51.9% from the field and recorded 3 assists. An additional guy that was a major factor in the matchup for the 76ers was Tobias Harris. He collected 10 rebounds in 38:17 min played on the night. He finished the game shooting 50.0% from the field for the game by hitting 9-of-18 (22 points). Overall, Harris had 2 assists.
Philadelphia steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 24-12 so far this season. The 76ers are connecting on 36.5% from downtown (382 of 1,047) and 78.5% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 114.7 points per contest (10th in the NBA) on 47.8% from the field. They turn the ball over 15.6 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 20.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Philadelphia is snagging 45.8 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 843 assists this year, which is 22nd in basketball in terms of passing. Defensively, the 76ers have forced 15.1 turnovers per game while drawing 21.9 personal fouls. The 76ers defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 45.1% (543 of 789) and they surrender 42.6 rebounds per contest as a group. They are ranked 11th in basketball in giving up assists with 862 conceded on the year. They are giving up 36.7% on shots from downtown and they rank 11th in the league in PPG allowed (111.2).
When they last played, the Chicago Bulls walked away with a victory by a final of 128-124 when they played the New Orleans Pelicans. The Bulls were able to corral 32 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 45 for the contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while getting 6 steals for the contest. The Pelicans had 19 fouls in this contest which took the Bulls to the charity stripe for a total of 22 tries. They were able to bury 20 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 90.9%. Pertaining to three-point shots, Chicago converted 12 of their 28 attempts (42.9%). Overall, the Bulls finished shooting 48 for 94 from the floor which gave them a rate of 51.1%. The Bulls permitted the Pelicans to bury 46 of 83 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 55.4% for this game. They finished shooting 27.3% from three-point range by shooting 6 of 22 and finished the game at 26 of 38 from the free throw line (68.4%). In relation to team rebounding, Chicago permitted New Orleans to snag 35 in total (7 offensive).
Zach LaVine was important for the Bulls in this matchup. He made 12 out of 19 for the game giving him a rate of 63.2%, and had 2 rebounds. LaVine had 36 points in his 35:01 mins on the court and had 8 assists in the matchup. Another guy that ended being a contributor for Chicago was Coby White. He left the arena with 3 dimes in 32:47 mins on the court, and he knocked down 8 of 16 from the floor. White wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the field while contributing 25 points and 2 total rebounds.
Chicago has a mark of 16-18 this year. Chicago has accounted for 3,910 pts so far this season (115.0 per contest) and they average 44.2 rebounds per contest. The Bulls commit 20.1 personal fouls per contest and they hit 80.0% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Bulls are shooting 48.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 3rd in the NBA. They are dishing out assists 26.2 times per contest (8th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 16.0 times per game. The Bulls are ranked 25th in the league in points given up per game with 115.2. They are forcing their opponents into 13.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.6% from the floor (25th in the NBA). The Chicago defense concedes 35.2% on shots from 3-point land (391 of 1,111) and their opponents are converting on 77.5% of their free throw attempts. They give up 23.9 dimes and 42.7 boards per game, which ranks them 9th and 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+2.5)
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