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Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers Betting Odds, NBA Picks and Predictions 02/19/21

Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers Betting Odds

Doc Rivers was the most successful coach in LA Clippers history.  Yet his lack of playoff success caused his firing.  Rivers arrived at Philadelphia with considerable coaching cache.  And that is has shown on the hardwood.  Philadelphia has taken the point of the Atlantic Division.  Of great concern is that their success is not translating into NBA betting profits. Chicago’s lack of defense has them under the .500 mark.  However, the Bulls are showing a profit on the season.  Chicago is a classic under the radar wagering value.  Casual gamblers ignore or oppose the Bulls.

Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers Betting Information

Date: Friday, February 19, 2021
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TV Coverage: ESPN

Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers Betting Odds

Bulls +9(-110) 229.5
76ers -9(-110) 229.5
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Chicago Bulls at Philadelphia 76ers CashBet Wagering Analysis

Philadelphia will garner the majority of top online sportsbook action.  Chicago has zero appeal with the masses.  Most of the Bulls’ betting value comes from being totally ignored by squares.  Counter to that is a 76ers team with name-brand appeal.  Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are star players.  And Doc Rivers is one of the NBA’s most accomplished coaches.  In turn, the question of value pertains to this game.  Philadelphia has not been reliable on the board this season.  Public wagering appeal is a significant reason for that problem. Chicago’s poor defense may leave the back door open.

Bulls in the Black but Lacking Wins and Defense

Late on, the Bulls have covered three of their last five betting on NBA matchups.  Four of their previous six games cleared the total.  Chicago is 11-15 straight up, 15-11 against the spread, and 15-11 over the total.  NBA metrics show the Bulls 7th for scoring but 27th for points allowed.  Concurrently the Bulls are third in a weak Central Division race.

Namely, guard Zach LaVine leads the Bulls attack.  LaVine averages 28.2 points per game.

Sixers Winning Games but Losing Money

Philadelphia has covered only two of their last seven games.  And then six of their last eight games went over the total.  Philadelphia is 18-10 straight up, 14-13-1 against the spread, and 16-12 over the total.  NBA rankings have the 76ers ranked 9th for scoring offense and 13th for points allowed.  First place in the Atlantic Division goes to Philadelphia.

Center Joel Embiid is Philadelphia’s top pro basketball betting asset.  To show, Embiid leads with 29.6 points and 10.8 rebounds per game.  Guard Ben Simmons adds the element of being a Swiss Army Knife.  Simmons averages 15.2 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 8.0 assists per contest.

Chicago Bulls at Philadelphia 76ers Against the Spread

Specifically, on the road, the Bulls are 10-3 against the spread.  In Eastern Conference games, Chicago is 6-7 vs. the line.  And as a dog, the Bulls are 13-6 on the board.

Chicago is 8-5 over the total in their last 13 away games.  So too, the Bulls are 12-7 to the over as dogs.  Chicago is 5-8 under the total in Eastern Conference matchups.

To summarize, the 76ers are 10-8-1 against the spread vs. Eastern Conference teams.  Philadelphia is 9-4 on the board as a home team.  And as chalk, the Sixers are 11-9-1 vs. the odds.

Philadelphia is 8-5 over the total at Wells Fargo Center.  As chalk, the 76ers are 12-9 over the total.  Against the Eastern Conference, Philadelphia is 11-8 to the over.

Philadelphia has had the edge in this basketball betting series.  To illustrate, the 76ers are 5-3 with the spread against the Bulls.  Under the total has paid in three of the last five between these two teams.  Further, the 76ers have covered four of their last five home games with the Bulls.  Three of the last five in this series at Wells Fargo Center went over the total.

Chicago Bulls at Philadelphia 76ers CashBet Free Pick  

As mentioned earlier, the Bulls have had the NBA gambling advantage in this series.  Philadelphia has superior firepower.

Bulls at 76ers CashBet Best Bet: 

Philadelphia 76ers


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