Tuesday, August 16 2022

Through 3 Quarters

The point spread is against the Philadelphia 76ers, but thus far the points are on their side. After three quarters it’s looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the Chicago Bulls as Philadelphia lead 87-77.

The Sixers have been relying on center Joel Embiid, who has posted a double-double on 22 points and 14 boards along with two blocks, and shooting guard Shake Milton, who has 13 points and six assists in addition to six rebounds. Small forward DeMar DeRozan has led the way so far for Chicago, as he has 16 points.

Who’s Playing

Philadelphia @ Chicago

Current Records: Philadelphia 7-2; Chicago 6-2

What to Know

The Philadelphia 76ers’ road trip will continue as they head to United Center at 8 p.m. ET Saturday to face off against the Chicago Bulls. The Sixers should still be riding high after a victory, while Chicago will be looking to right the ship.

The 76ers didn’t have too much trouble with the Detroit Pistons on the road on Thursday as they won 109-98. Point guard Tyrese Maxey was the offensive standout of the contest for Philadelphia, picking up 20 points and five assists.

Chicago is out to make up for these teams’ matchup on Wednesday. They were within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap as they fell 103-98 to Philadelphia. The losing side was boosted by small forward DeMar DeRozan, who dropped a double-double on 37 points and ten rebounds. Deebo’s night made it three games in a row in which he has scored at least 32 points.

Philadelphia is expected to lose this next one by 4. They are currently four-for-four against the spread in their most recent games, however, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

The 76ers’ win brought them up to 7-2 while the Bulls’ loss pulled them down to 6-2. Two numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Sixers enter the game with 6.11 blocked shots per game on average, good for second best in the league. Chicago is not quite as good, but they are no chumps, either: they come into the game boasting the fourth most blocked shots per game in the league at six. Points in the paint might be hard to come by.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: United Center — Chicago, Illinois
  • TV: NBC Sports Chicago
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $59.00

Odds

The Bulls are a 4-point favorite against the 76ers, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bulls as a 3.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Philadelphia have won 12 out of their last 21 games against Chicago.

  • Nov 03, 2021 – Philadelphia 103 vs. Chicago 98
  • May 03, 2021 – Philadelphia 106 vs. Chicago 94
  • Mar 11, 2021 – Philadelphia 127 vs. Chicago 105
  • Feb 19, 2021 – Philadelphia 112 vs. Chicago 105
  • Feb 09, 2020 – Philadelphia 118 vs. Chicago 111
  • Jan 17, 2020 – Philadelphia 100 vs. Chicago 89
  • Apr 10, 2019 – Philadelphia 125 vs. Chicago 109
  • Apr 06, 2019 – Philadelphia 116 vs. Chicago 96
  • Mar 06, 2019 – Chicago 108 vs. Philadelphia 107
  • Oct 18, 2018 – Philadelphia 127 vs. Chicago 108
  • Feb 22, 2018 – Philadelphia 116 vs. Chicago 115
  • Jan 24, 2018 – Philadelphia 115 vs. Chicago 101
  • Dec 18, 2017 – Chicago 117 vs. Philadelphia 115
  • Apr 06, 2017 – Chicago 102 vs. Philadelphia 90
  • Mar 24, 2017 – Philadelphia 117 vs. Chicago 107
  • Jan 29, 2017 – Chicago 121 vs. Philadelphia 108
  • Nov 25, 2016 – Chicago 105 vs. Philadelphia 89
  • Apr 13, 2016 – Chicago 115 vs. Philadelphia 105
  • Jan 14, 2016 – Chicago 115 vs. Philadelphia 111
  • Dec 14, 2015 – Chicago 115 vs. Philadelphia 96
  • Nov 09, 2015 – Chicago 111 vs. Philadelphia 88

Injury Report for Chicago

  • Coby White: Out (Shoulder)
  • Patrick Williams: Out (Wrist)

Injury Report for Philadelphia

  • Danny Green: Out (Hamstring)
  • Matisse Thybulle: Out (Covid-19)
  • Tobias Harris: Out (Covid-19)
  • Isaiah Joe: Out (Covid-19)
  • Grant Riller: Out (Knee)

Source: CBSSports.com

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