The 22-32 Philadelphia 76ers will be the road team when they travel to play the 32-14 Chicago Bulls in an NBA pro basketball game on Thursday night. Tip off time from Chicago is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by TNT.
The odds from this pro basketball game has the home team Chicago Bulls favored by -7 points with an over under line of 178 ½ points. Early money has been on the under as the total was released at 179 points.
The teams met twice this season with Chicago winning both games. Each team covered the point spread in their road game.
The 76ers are 6-18 on the road this season. Philadelphia loses for the six straight time after a bad 98-84 home defeat to the hapless Orlando Magic as a -8 ½ point betting favorite. The game ended under 185 ½ points. Philadelphia shoots just 39.5% from the floor and hit on 7 of 21 from three. They had eight less rebounds than the Magic and the 76ers allowed Orlando 53.9% shooting. Damien Wilkins off the bench had 14 points and four rebounds on 6 of 12 from the floor. The scoring woes have troubled the 76ers under head coach Doug Collins tenure with the team. Philadelphia sits 29th and second to last in the NBA in points per game as the team pushes across just 92 points a game.
The Bulls on their home court is 15-13 straight up. The Chicago slide continues as they lost their second straight and seventh in ten games following a 101-98 home defeat to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday as a -8 ½ point betting favorite. The game ended over 185 ½ points. The Chicago Bulls wasted a 50% shooting performance along with 9 of 21 coming from three. They lose the game as they allowed the Cavaliers 49.4% shooting and Cleveland was without Kyrie Irving. Carlos Boozer had 27 points and five rebounds on 13 of 20 shooting. With no Derrick Rose in the lineup scoring is the issue for the Bulls. They are in the lower third in the NBA in all three critical areas which are points per game, offensive field goal and three point shooting. They average 92.6 points a game ranking 28th and third to last in the NBA.