Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers 1/17/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
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Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers 1/17/2020 – The Philadelphia 76ers are declining so far and they are below the top four of the Eastern Conference. Itching to get things together again, they are facing the Chicago Bulls at home on January 17, Friday at the Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NBA League Pass will air the game live via online live stream at 7 pm Eastern Time for their subscribers while SofaScore will cater to non-subscribers. Sixers are expected to dominate this game according to NBA Bracket Betting and will give the Bulls a difficult time.
Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers 1/17/2020
Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers 1/17/2020 Betting Odds
Chicago Bulls Betting
So far, Zach Lavine has lived up and is a potent scorer in the NBA with his wide repertoire of skills. Polish player, Lauri Markkanen has not lived up to the expectations on his end as he is expected to improve this season but it seems he is on a career slump. Still good numbers for Markkanen but not overwhelming. Wendell Carter Jr. has left a big hole in the Bulls center position and getting him healthy has been a big whammy for the team. They need to rely on their speed to get a chance against the Sixers but you have to deal with Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris as well. The Bulls have a good chance against the Sixer who will most probably play without Joel Embiid but this time around, they may not have Lauri Markkanen with them as well.
Players to watch: Z. LaVine PG 42 GP 42 GS 33.9 MIN 24.6 PTS 0.7 OR 4 DR 4.6 REB 4 AST 1.4 STL 0.5 BLK 3.3 TO 2.2 PF 1.2 AST/TO 19.63 PER
L. Markkanen PF 42 GP 42 GS 30.2 MIN 15 PTS 1.2 OR 5.4 DR 6.6 REB 1.6 AST 0.8 STL 0.5 BLK 1.6 TO 2 PF 1 AST/TO 14.89 PER
W. Carter Jr. C 37 GP 37 GS 30 MIN 11.7 PTS 3.5 OR 6.4 DR 9.9 REB 1.2 AST 0.8 STL 0.9 BLK 1.7 TO 3.8 PF 0.7 AST/TO 16.23 PER
Philadelphia 76ers Betting
With high expectations, the Sixers were on their way to become a legitimate contender in the East. Suddenly this team is marred by the media on what is happening off the court and it seemed to have a bad effect on them. Still, the Sixers will try to lock on Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid to lead the team as they were the product of “The Process” but they also have to manage a disgruntled Al Horford who feels that his game is not maximized. Tobias Harris has become a solid player for them but they need more from their role players to come out since the star players are struggling. Joel Embiid is still questionable to play in this game after the freak injury with his finger.
Players to Watch: T. Harris SF 42 GP 42 GS 34.1 MIN 19.6 PTS 0.8 OR 6 DR 6.8 REB 3 AST 0.8 STL 0.6 BLK 1.6 TO 2.4 PF 1.9 AST/TO 17.62 PER
J. Richardson SG 34 GP 34 GS 32.4 MIN 15.7 PTS 0.8 OR 2.5 DR 3.3 REB 3.4 AST 1 STL 0.6 BLK 2.1 TO 2.8 PF 1.6 AST/TO 13.46 PER
B. Simmons PG 40 GP 40 GS 35.8 MIN 15.3 PTS 1.9 OR 5.7 DR 7.6 REB 8.4 AST 2.1 STL 0.7 BLK 3.5 TO 3.4 PF 2.4 AST/TO 19.59 PER
Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers 1/17/2020 Betting Numbers
Chicago are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games.
Philadelphia are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
Otto Porter Jr. SF Foot is out indefinitely
Joel Embiid C Finger is out indefinitely
Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers Betting Picks
This should be a good game for the Sixers to find ways to polish their game as they are the big favorites according to Sports Gambling. On the other hand, this Bulls team will need to find another solution since this type of gameplay has been hampering them for the past years.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Bulls if they win on the road over the Sixers is at +265. Meanwhile, the Sixers at -333 at home.
ATS: The spread given to this game is 7.5 with the Bulls carrying the +7.5 and on the other side are the Sixers with -7.5.
TOTALs: The total given to this game is 217 points with the Bulles expected to go over while the Sixers are the team under.
Score Prediction: 116 – 107 Sixers