In the National Basketball Association on Tuesday – the Chicago Bulls are at the Philadelphia 76ers for an Eastern Conference tilt. The Philadelphia 76ers are at home, and looking to move their way up the standings. The 76ers are 22-21 on the season, and 8th in the East. Philadelphia is 1/2 game behind 7th seeded Milwaukee.
The Chicago Bulls are coming off a double overtime loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday. The Bulls are 12th in the Eastern Conference with an 18-29 record on the season. The Bulls are 6 games back for a postseason berth in the Eastern Conference. The Philadelphia 76ers are -5 over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday in NBA action.
76ers looking to Stay Hot
The Philadelphia 76ers are looking to stay hot, as they have won 7 out of 10 games. The 76ers are in third in the Atlantic Division, as they trail the Celtics and Raptors. The 76ers are coming off a home loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. The 76ers on the season are scoring 108.2 points per game, and the defense is allowing 107.1 per game.
The 76ers top scorer this season has been their big man Joel Embiid. The former Kansas star is scoring 23.8 points per game, and also ripping down 11 rebounds. The second highest scorer for the 76ers is Ben Simmons. The former LSU guard is scoring 16.3 points per game, and grabbing 8 rebounds per game.
Bulls Last in Central
The Chicago Bulls are in last place in the Central Division. The Bulls are 10 games behind first place Cleveland, with Detroit, Indiana and Milwaukee in the middle. The Bulls are scoring 103.7 points per game, which is 21st in the league. The defense for Chicago is allowing just shy of 106 points per game, which is 25th in the league.
The Bulls are looking to get Zach Lavine back going in the scoring department. Lavine is back after missing the first half of the season, and the former Timberwolves guard is scoring 12.8 points per game. Despite being in and out of the lineup, Nikola Mirotic is leading Chicago in scoring. The forward is scoring 17.1 points per game.
Chicago Competes, but Philadelphia Wins Easy
The Philadelphia 76ers and their process is a big story in the NBA. The 76ers are a team that should be able to make the postseason out of the Eastern Conference. The 76ers have already competed well with the top seed Boston. The 76ers are a darkhorse to win the Eastern Conference. The Chicago Bulls are young, and have played much better as of late. The Bulls are going to compete in this game, but late in the game, the 76ers are going to win this game, and cover the spread. The final bet for this game is the Philadelphia 76ers -5. Bet on the Philadelphia 76ers -5 over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday in the National Basketball Association.