The Philadelphia 76ers will take on the Chicago Bulls at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday at the United Center. Chicago is 6-2 overall and 3-1 at home, while the Sixers are 7-2 overall and 3-1 on the road. The teams squared off in Philadelphia on Wednesday and the 76ers survived a late Bulls run to win 103-98 as 2.5-point favorites.
The 76ers had another game the next night against the Pistons, while the Bulls have been off since Wednesday. The Sixers are facing numerous injury and COVID-19 concerns. Chicago is favored by 3.5 points in the latest Bulls vs. 76ers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 212.5. Before entering any Sixers vs. Bulls picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Bulls vs. 76ers spread: Bulls -3.5
- Bulls vs. 76ers over-under: 212.5 points
What you need to know about the 76ers
Philadelphia beat Detroit 109-98 on Thursday. The Sixers can attribute much of their success to point guard Tyrese Maxey, who had 20 points and five assists.
Furkan Korkmaz (wrist) and Danny Green (hamstring) both missed the Pistons game and are listed as questionable for Saturday and Matisse Thybulle and Tobias Harris will both miss the game because of health and safety protocols. With Ben Simmons still out because of personal reasons and facing $360K per game in fines, Joel Embiid will have to carry an incredibly heavy load.
What you need to know about the Bulls
The Bulls are out to make up for these teams’ contest on Wednesday. They were within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap as they fell 103-98 to the 76ers. Chicago’s loss came about despite a quality game from small forward DeMar DeRozan, who dropped a double-double on 37 points and 10 boards.
Zach LaVine also had 27 points in the game but went just 3-for-11 and committed four turnovers while being guarded by Thybulle. So Philadelphia losing its best wing defender could open up a lot of scoring opportunities for LaVine and DeRozan. However, they’ll also need significantly more from Nikola Vucevic, who had just four points on 2-for-7 shooting on Wednesday.
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