Saturday, January 29 2022

Through 3 Quarters

The Philadelphia 76ers are giving their home crowd exactly what it was hoping to see. After three quarters it’s looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the Chicago Bulls as the 76ers lead 84-74. Philadelphia has been riding high on the performance of small forward Georges Niang, who has 18 points.

Philadelphia and Chicago came into this game with previous-game wins. After we’ll see if Philadelphia has enough left in the tank to claim the win or if Chicago will come out on top yet again.

Who’s Playing

Chicago @ Philadelphia

Current Records: Chicago 6-1; Philadelphia 5-2

What to Know

The Chicago Bulls haven’t won a matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers since March 6 of 2019, but they’ll be looking to end the drought Wednesday. Chicago’s road trip will continue as they head to Wells Fargo Center at 7 p.m. ET to face off against Philadelphia. The point spread is more or less neutral, so fans should expect a close game.

The Bulls strolled past the Boston Celtics with points to spare on Monday, taking the contest 128-114. The win came about thanks to a strong surge after the third quarter to overcome a 103-89 deficit. Chicago’s small forward DeMar DeRozan did his thing and had 37 points along with seven boards.

Meanwhile, the Portland Trail Blazers typically have all the answers at home, but on Monday the Sixers proved too difficult a challenge. Philadelphia was able to grind out a solid victory over Portland, winning 113-103. The Sixers’ center Andre Drummond looked sharp as he posted a double-double on 15 rebounds and 14 points in addition to seven assists.

The wins brought the Bulls up to 6-1 and the Sixers to 5-2. Two stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Chicago ranks fourth in the league when it comes to blocked shots per game, with 6.29 on average. But the Sixers are even better: they enter the matchup with 6.86 blocked shots per game on average, good for second best in the league. Points in the paint might be hard to come by.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Wells Fargo Center — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • TV: NBC Sports Chicago
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $8.00

Odds

The 76ers are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Bulls, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the 76ers as a 1.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Philadelphia have won 11 out of their last 20 games against Chicago.

  • 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 Philadelphia

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

Injury Report for Chicago

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

Source: CBSSports.com

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