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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers

January 2, 2024



Game one of the doubleheader on NBA TV will feature the Chicago Bulls traveling to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to face the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday evening with the game scheduled to start at 7:00 PM ET.



The Chicago Bulls enter this game with a record of 15-19 which puts them in 10th place in the Eastern Conference and have won two of their last three games including a 105-92 win at home against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday. Chicago has been one of the lowest-scoring teams in the NBA as they enter this game averaging the 3rd fewest points per game with an average of 109.88 points per game while having one of the best scoring defenses as they are allowing the 8th fewest points per game with an average of 112.03 points per game. 



DeMar DeRozan has been one of the better players on the team as he leads the team in scoring and assists with an average of 22.4 points and 5.4 assists per game. The Chicago Bulls will look to win back-to-back games against the Philadelphia 76ers when they travel to face the 76ers on Tuesday.



Philadelphia has been one of the best teams in the NBA this season as they enter this game with the 3rd best record in the Eastern Conference with a record of 22-10, however, they are coming off Saturday’s 92-105 loss on the road against the Chicago Bulls which also ended their two-game winning streak. Joel Embiid missed Saturday’s game against the Bulls, however, he is expected to be back for this matchup and has been the best player on the team this season as he leads the team and is averaging a double-double with 35 points and 11.7 rebounds per game while also leading the team in blocks with an average of 1.96 blocks per game. 



The 76ers have been one of the most complete teams in the league as they are averaging the 5th most points per game with an average of 121 points per game while allowing the 6th fewest points per game with an average of 110.94 points per game. The Philadelphia 76ers will look to bounce back following the loss against the Bulls on Saturday when they host Chicago on Tuesday evening.



BookMaker has the Philadelphia 76ers listed as 10.5-point favorites at home against the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday evening. Philadelphia has won six of the last ten while Chicago has won two of the last three meetings. The 76ers are 6-4 ATS in the last ten while the Bulls are 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Chicago Bulls are 17-16-1 ATS overall, 7-7 ATS on the road, and 12-9-1 ATS as an underdog this season while the Philadelphia 76ers are 22-10 ATS overall, 12-4 ATS at home, and 18-6 ATS as a favorite on the year.



Philadelphia enters this game with a better record and has been the better team overall in the last ten games in the series, winning six of the last ten and going 6-4 ATS in those matchups. The 76ers have also been one of the best teams at covering the spread this season going 22-10 ATS overall and 12-4 ATS at home which is why I am buying the .5 point and laying the points with the Philadelphia 76ers when they host the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday evening. 



Spooky Express Pick: Philadelphia 76ers -10