Philadelphia 76ers vs. Chicago Bulls - 1/17/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Chicago Bulls (15-27) at Philadelphia 76ers (26-16)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -7.5 -- Over/Under: 216.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers meet Friday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Chicago Bulls need a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 106 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.7 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 24.6 points and 4.6 rebounds while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 15 points and 6.6 rebounds. Wendell Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Cody White is dishing 2.2 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost four of their last five road games.
The Philadelphia 76ers need a win after splitting their last six games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 109.1 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 105.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 23.4 points and 12.3 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 19.3 points and 6.7 rebounds. Josh Richardson is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is dishing 8.4 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won five straight home games.
The Bulls are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The 76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Bulls last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 5-2 in 76ers last 7 overall. The over is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in Philadelphia and 13-5 in the last 18 meetings.
The Chicago Bulls don't win many games, but they compete and have had great covering success on the road where they lose by an average of just 2.9 points. The Philadelphia 76ers are hit or miss and don't live up to expectations most nights, and they're winning their last five games by an average of just one point. The 76ers are 17-21-4 ATS on the season and are a team we've faded often this season. I'll continue to do it. Give me the Bulls and the points.