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76ers vs. Bulls Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, March 22, 2023

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Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers (48-23) will look to fend off Zach LaVine’s Chicago Bulls (34-37) on March 22, 2023. The 76ers are a 3-point favorite. A point total of 222 is set for the game.

76ers vs. Bulls Odds

  • 76ers odds to win: -152
  • Bulls odds to win: +129
  • Spread: 76ers (-3)
  • Total: 222

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: United Center in Chicago, Illinois

Who Will Win 76ers vs. Bulls?

76ers and Bulls Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The 76ers have a 22-19 record against the spread this season when favored by 3 points or more.

In games they have played as at least 3-point underdogs this season, the Bulls are 14-11 against the spread.

These teams average 228.9 points per game combined, 6.9 more than the over/under of 222.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 0.9 more points per game (222.9) than this matchup’s total of 222 points.

The average total the 76ers have had set in matchups this year is 3.8 more points than this outing’s point total.

The average over/under in Chicago’s games this year is four more points than the point total of 222 in this outing.

So far this season, Philadelphia has put together a 42-29-0 record against the spread.

So far this year, the Bulls have put together a 37-34-0 record against the spread.

76ers Stats & Insights

The 76ers outscore opponents by five points per game (scoring 115.4 points per game to rank 13th in the league while allowing 110.4 per outing to rank third in the NBA) and have a +352 scoring differential overall.

The 76ers are 27th in the NBA at 41 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 41.1 their opponents average.

Philadelphia makes 12.7 three-pointers per game (10th in the league) at a 38.8% rate (first in the NBA), compared to the 11.4 per game its opponents make at a 34.6% rate.

The 76ers’ 115.6 points per 100 possessions on offense rank third in the NBA, and the 109.5 points they allow per 100 possessions rank fourth in the league.

During the 2022-23 season, the 76ers are scoring 1.4 fewer points per home game on average than on the road (114.7 at home, 116.1 on the road), and are also giving up 2.4 fewer points per home game compared to road games (109.3 at home, 111.7 on the road).

Bulls Stats & Insights

The Bulls put up 113.5 points per game (18th in league) while giving up 112.5 per contest (10th in NBA). They have a +71 scoring differential.

Chicago is 20th in the NBA at 42.7 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 43.3 its opponents average.

The Bulls connect on 2.7 fewer threes per game than the opposition, 10.5 (30th in the league) compared to their opponents’ 13.2.

The Bulls rank 18th in the NBA with 111.5 points scored per 100 possessions, and sixth defensively with 109.7 points conceded per 100 possessions.

In 2022-23 Chicago is scoring 3.1 more points per game at home (115) than away (111.9).

76ers Key Players to Watch

Embiid accumulates 33.6 points and 10.3 rebounds per game, with 4.1 assists.

James Harden puts up 21.4 points per game and adds 6.3 rebounds and 10.8 assists for the 76ers.

Harden makes more threes per game than any other (active) member of the 76ers, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.8 per contest.

De’Anthony Melton averages 1.7 takeaways per game, and Embiid compiles 1.8 rejections per contest.

Bulls Key Players to Watch

LaVine racks up 25 points per game. He also contributes 4.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game this season.

Nikola Vucevic has per-game averages of 17.8 points, 3.3 assists and 11.3 rebounds this season.

LaVine knocks down 2.8 threes per game.

The Bulls’ defensive effort gets a boost from Alex Caruso’s 1.5 steals and Patrick Williams’ 0.8 blocks per game.

76ers vs. Bulls Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Bulls (+ 3)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (222)

  • Prediction:
    76ers 114 – Bulls 112

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