The Philadelphia 76ers aim to extend the NBA's longest active winning streak on Monday. The 76ers have won eight straight games, improving to 48-22 this season, and Philadelphia will host the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls are 33-37 overall and 13-21 in road tilts in 2022-23. Alex Caruso (foot) and Javonte Green (knee) are questionable to play for Chicago, with Lonzo Ball (knee) ruled out. PJ Tucker (ankle) is questionable for the Sixers.
Philadelphia is an 8.5-point favorite per Caesars Sportsbook, and tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. The total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, or the over/under, is 224.5 in the latest Bulls vs. 76ers odds. Before locking in any 76ers vs. Bulls picks, you need to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's advanced computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Sixers vs. Bulls and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Bulls vs. Sixers:
- Bulls vs. 76ers spread: 76ers -8.5
- Bulls vs. 76ers over/under: 224.5 points
- Bulls vs. 76ers money line: 76ers -350, Bulls +275
- CHI: The Bulls are 13-18-2 against the spread in road games
- PHI: The 76ers are 22-13-1 against the spread in home games
- Bulls vs. 76ers picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the Bulls can cover
The Bulls are performing at a high level on the defensive end. Chicago is in the top five of the NBA in defensive efficiency this season, allowing only 111.9 points per 100 possessions. The Bulls are elite on the defensive glass, securing 73.7% of missed shots, and that allows opponents to generate only 12.1 second-chance points per game.
Chicago is also in the top five of the league in fast break points allowed (12.4 per game) and points allowed in the paint (47.1 per game), and opponents are shooting only 46.7% from the field against the Bulls. The Bulls also yield fewer than 23 free throw attempts per game to opponents, helping to boost defensive efficiency. On offense, the Bulls are highly efficient in key shooting categories, converting 49.1% from the field and 81.2% from the free throw line. Chicago also takes care of the ball with a stellar 13.7% turnover rate.
Why the 76ers can cover
Joel Embiid is a dominant force, boosting everything for the 76ers. The All-NBA center is an MVP candidate, averaging 33.5 points and 10.2 rebounds per game with 65.4% true shooting. In the backcourt, James Harden is excelling in averaging 12.4 assists over his last seven games, and he is generating more than 21 points and 10 assists per game. Embiid and Harden lead a top-three offense in the NBA, and the 76ers are scoring 130.0 points per 100 possessions over the course of an active, eight-game winning streak.
On defense, Philadelphia also ranks in the top eight of the NBA in efficiency, yielding 112.2 points per 100 possessions. That includes top-eight marks in 3-point defense (34.7%), assists allowed (23.6 per game), and points allowed in the paint (48.2 per game), with Chicago ranking in the bottom third of the league in offensive rating. The Bulls secure only 24.0% of missed shots on the offensive glass and convert the fewest 3-pointers (10.5 per game) in the NBA this season.
How to make 76ers vs. Bulls picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the point total, projecting 229 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations. You can only see the model's pick at SportsLine.
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