Philadelphia 76ers vs. Chicago Bulls
The Chicago Bulls are 10-point home favorites over the Philadelphia 76ers at home this evening.Â The over/under total for the game is set at 192.Â The Bulls continue to push for the Eastern Conferences top seed and will need to continue to win to achieve this.
Chicago is 53-19 overall and 46-26 against the spread.Â They found ways to win over the weekend, which is what championship teams are supposed to do. The first game was a close 99-96 home win over Memphis on Friday. Derrick Rose scored the teams final six points, although failing to ver the nine-point spread. Saturday night was equally as tough in Milwaukee, the offensively challenged Bucks led 87-83 with under three minutes left before a furious 12-0 Bulls rally to end the game. Rose was again the hero with eight late points and30 overall.Â The 95-87 final scored covered the 5 oint spread for the Bulls. The 182 combined points scored went er the low 178-point total. The er is 5-0 in Chicagos last five games after a prolonged der streak of 10-2 in the previous 12. The Bulls have now won four straight and are an incredible 19-3 overall and 17-5 against the spread since February 9. The Bulls now lead the conference by 2.5 games over fading Boston and three over Miami.
The Philadelphia 76ers are 37-36 overall on the season and 43-30 against the spread.Â The 76ers sit in sixth place in the Eastern Conference and have a playoff spot basically sewn up. Philadelphias last game was Sunday at home against Sacramento, the second meeting between the teams in nine days. The 76ers lost 114-111 in overtime as 8-point favorites. Philly is 0-4 against the spread in its last four games. The er is 4-0 in the last four games.Â The 76ers now travel to Chicago and are 9-10 against the spread in the second half of back-to-back situations this year. Their road record has been poor at 14-24 overall, but a solid 22-16 against the spread.
The home team is 2-0 overall and against the spread in games between Chicago and Philadelphia this year.Â Therefore, today I am wagering on the Chicago Bulls minus the 10-points.Â The Bulls are the more talented team, are playing at home, and have more to play for.Â That is why I will lay the 10-points in this game.
Chicago Bulls -10 Philadelphia 76ers