The Philadelphia 76ers (48-23) visit the Chicago Bulls (34-37) on March 22, 2023 at United Center, where the 76ers are favored, by 3.5 points in a contest pitting one of the top offensive squads in the NBA (the 76ers) against one of the strongest defensive teams (the Bulls). The matchup has a 221.5 point total.
How to bet 76ers vs. Bulls
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Chicago Bulls Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the 76ers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the 76ers have -161 odds to pick up the win, while the Bulls are listed at +137 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 221.5 points.
76ers vs. Bulls Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, March 22, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: Chicago, Illinois
- Arena: United Center
76ers vs. Bulls Betting Trends
In the 76ers’ 71 games this season, they have 42 wins against the spread. Philadelphia has come away with 37 wins in the 51 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. 76ers games this year have hit the over on 39 of 71 set point totals.
The Bulls have played 71 games, with 37 wins against the spread. Chicago has compiled a 17-23 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 42.5% of those games). Bulls games this year have hit the over 29 times in 71 opportunities (40.8%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
76ers: James Harden: Questionable (Achilles), PJ Tucker: Questionable (Ankle)
Bulls: Alex Caruso: Questionable (Foot), Javonte Green: Probable (Knee)
What you need to know about the Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia sports a top-five defense this season, ranking third-best in the league with 110.4 points allowed per game. On offense, it ranks 13th with 115.4 points scored per contest. The 76ers are scoring 114.7 points per game at home. On the road, they are performing better on offense, averaging 116.1 points per contest. The 76ers have seen an increase in scoring recently, racking up 124 points per game in their last 10 outings, 8.6 points more than the 115.4 they’ve scored this season.
With a 38.8% three-point percentage this season, Philadelphia ranks best in the NBA. It ranks 10th in the league by making 12.7 three-pointers per contest. This year, the 76ers have taken 60.9% two-pointers, accounting for 68.8% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 39.1% three-pointers (31.2% of the team’s baskets).
What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls
Chicago puts up 113.5 points per game and allow 112.5, ranking them 18th in the league offensively and 10th defensively. In 2022-23 the Bulls are averaging 3.1 more points per game at home (115) than on the road (111.9). The Bulls have performed better offensively in their previous 10 games, tallying 115.2 points per contest, 1.7 more than their season average of 113.5.
Chicago is the worst squad in the NBA in 3-pointers made (10.5 per game) and 13th in 3-point percentage (36.4%). The Bulls attempt 33.1% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 24.6% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they attempt 66.9% of their shots, with 75.4% of their makes coming from there.
Our pick to win this contest is the 76ers, and we expect that Bulls will cover the spread (76ers -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 221.5 points.
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