Bulls vs. 76ers Prediction: NBA Odds, Point Spread

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Feb 19, 2021

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Philadelphia has had the better of the Bulls in recent years, winning five straights games against Chicago, including both meetings last season.

Chicago
22-31
AT
February 19, 2021, 7:30 PM ET
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia
37-17
Pointspread +6.5 -110
Moneyline +210
Over / Under o +227.5

54%

Betting Action

46%

Pointspread -6.5 -110
Moneyline -260
Over / Under u +227.5

54%

Betting Action

46%

With two straight wins the Chicago Bulls are coming into this game with some momentum, but they’re in for a tough one against the Eastern Conference leading Philadelphia 76ers.

Philadelphia opened as a nine point favourite to win on the NBA odds.

NBA Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Bulls have struggled against Philly in the last few years.  Chicago has only managed one win in their last seven games against the Sixers and have lost five straight games in the City of Brotherly Love.  The Bulls are 15-11-1 against the spread, only covering five times at home, but still managing to cover 10 times on the road.

Games between these two teams have typically been high scoring as they have hit the Over in 14 of the last 20 meetings.  Philly has been great at home recently.  The Sixers have won seven of their last eight home games and are 14-12-2 ATS overall this season.

Chicago Bulls

After a tough start to the season the Bulls are coming into this game with some momentum, having won their last two games.  Chicago last played in a tight 105-102 win over Detroit on Wednesday after trailing by as much as 25 points in the second quarter.  Zach LaVine once again led the Bulls, posting a game-high 37 points to go along with five rebounds and five assists.  LaVine has easily been Chicago’s best offensive player this season.  The former Slam Dunk Contest winner is averaging a team-high 28.5 points per game, 5.5 rebounds and 5.2 assists.

Lauri Markkanen has been Chicago’s second best player this season, but the Bulls will be forced to play without the Finnish power forward for at least two more weeks due to an injured shoulder.  Markkanen is averaging 19.1 points per game and 6.1 rebounds through 14 games.

Philadelphia 76ers

The Sixers could be without Ben Simmons for a second straight game after he sat out Wednesday’s 118-113 win over Houston.  Simmons is currently listed as doubtful due to a stomach infection.  In Simmons’ absence on Wednesday, Joel Embiid led Philadelphia with a game-high 31 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists.  Embiid leads the team in average points per game (29.7), rebounds (10.8) and blocks (1.2).  Simmons, who is averaging 15.2 points per game, leads the team in assists (8.0) and steals (1.7).

Despite losing three of their last four games, Philly is still hanging on to top spot in the Eastern Conference.  The Sixers are no stranger to injury issues this season, but games with Embiid in the lineup seem to make up for other missing key players.  Joining Allen Iverson, Wilt Chamberlain and Charles Barkley, Embiid is just the fourth player in 76ers history to hit 25 points or more in 10 straight games.

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