Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 1/6/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Friday, January 6, 2023
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Wells Fargo Center is where the Philadelphia 76ers will take on the Chicago Bulls on Friday.
The Bulls stepped onto the hardwood against the Nets and went home with a win by a final score of 121-112 in their last contest. Chicago wrapped up the game having earned a 53.1% field goal percentage (43 of 81) and converted 8 out of their 20 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Bulls converted 27 of 29 tries for a rate of 93.1%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they earned 46 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 21 dimes for the game as well as forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and having 7 steals. With regard to defending, Chicago allowed 46.2% from the field on 42 of 91 shooting. Brooklyn distributed 24 dimes and had 9 steals in the matchup. Furthermore, Brooklyn had 34 boards (5 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 7 blocks. Brooklyn finished the game at 76.2% from the charity stripe by converting 16 of 21 shots. They made 12 out of their 37 attempts from beyond the arc. When it comes to personal fouls, the Bulls walked away with 16 while the Nets finished the game with 22 personal fouls.
DeMar DeRozan is a player who was a major contributor for the matchup. He ended up walking away with 22 points on 8 of 20 shooting. He saw the court for 35 mins and also grabbed 7 boards. DeRozan shot 40.0% from the field and totaled 3 assists.
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Chicago steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 17-21 so far this season. They turn it over 14.0 times per game and as a squad are committing 20.0 fouls per game. As a team, Chicago is pulling down 42.2 boards per game and has 925 assists for the season, which ranks 18th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Bulls are connecting on 36.8% from downtown (399 of 1,084) and 82.3% from the free throw line. They are averaging 114.5 points per contest (14th in the league) while connecting on 48.7% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Bulls are forcing their opponents into 15.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.3 fouls. They are 26th in basketball in allowing assists with 996 relinquished this year. The Bulls defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.8% (1,593 of 3,336) and they relinquish 43.7 boards per game as a unit. They concede 37.2% on three-point shots and they rank 18th in the league in points per game allowed (115.5).
When they last stepped on the court, the 76ers took home the win by a final score of 129-126 when they faced the Pacers. In regard to cleaning the glass, Philadelphia allowed Indiana to pull down 45 in total (13 offensive). They went 36.1% from behind the 3-point line via 13 of 36 and finished the contest at 23 out of 26 from the free throw line (88.5%). The 76ers allowed the Pacers to convert 45 of 95 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 47.4% for the matchup. Overall, the 76ers went 48 for 98 from the floor which had them shooting 49.0%. When discussing three-point attempts, Philadelphia converted 14 of their 36 attempts (38.9%). They were able to knock down 19 of them for a rate of 86.4%. The Pacers committed 18 personal fouls for the matchup which got the 76ers to the free throw line for a total of 22 tries. They turned the ball over 9 times, while recording 4 steals in this contest. The 76ers earned 32 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 46 for the matchup.
James Harden ended up being a major contributor for the 76ers in this game. Harden earned 26 points in his 43 mins on the court and totaled 8 assists for the matchup. He knocked down 8 of 20 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 40.0%, and accumulated 6 rebounds.
Philadelphia has a record of 23-14 on the year. On the offensive side of the court, the 76ers are hitting on 47.8% from the field, which is ranked 12th in the league. Philadelphia has totaled 4,166 pts for the campaign (112.6 per contest) and they average 40.5 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 24.5 times per contest (16th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 14.2 times per game. The 76ers commit 20.6 personal fouls every game and they hit 81.9% from the charity stripe.
The Philadelphia defense gives up 33.5% on shots from behind the 3-point line (408 of 1,218) and their opposition knocks down 77.7% of their foul shots. They have given up 23.7 dimes and 43.3 boards per game, which is ranked 7th and 14th in the league. The 76ers on the defensive end are ranked 2nd in basketball in points allowed per game with 108.7. They are forcing 15.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.3% from the floor (9th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago
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