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Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers Preview

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One of the most anticipated matches on Friday is undoubtedly the one between the Chicago Bulls and the Phildelphia 76ers. Chicago won 115-106 at home against Washington on Wednesday night in their last game. Philadelphia beat Brooklyn 117-106 at home in his last game. The 76ers lead the all-time series of the regular season 122-106 and have taken three of four matches from last season. This includes a 125-109 home win in the latest matchup on April 10, 2019.

The Bulls seems to have been reborn

Chicago got back to the win column as they knocked off Washington at home, but they took another blow to their rotation in the process. The Bulls entered Thursday tied for third in the Central Division, 21 games behind the Bucks. In the Eastern Conference playoff picture, Chicago was tied for ninth with Detroit, four games behind the Nets for the final playoff spot.  The Bulls are 25th in the league in scoring offense this season with 106 points per game. Chicago is 25th in the league in rebounding with 43.1 boards a night while ranking 21st with 22.9 assists per contest. The Bulls are above average defensively as they are 10th by allowing 107.7 points per contest. Zach LaVine leads the team with 24.6 points per game on the year.

76ers wants to continue winning at home

The 76ers entered Thursday third in the Atlantic Division, 2.5 games behind Boston for the top spot. In the Eastern Conference playoff picture, Philadelphia stood sixth, 10 games behind the Bucks for the top spot, but only one game behind fourth-placed Toronto. The 76ers are 20th in the league in scoring offense as they put up an average of 109.1 points per game on the year. Philadelphia is 8th by collecting 46.1 rebounds per contest, while the team is third by dishing out 26.2 assists per game. The 76ers are 6th in the league in scoring defense, as they allow 105.7 points per game this season. Joel Embiid leads Philadelphia with 23.4 points, 12.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game on the year.  

The result could be taken for granted. Still, this game hides many pitfalls according to the odds from SportsBettingDime, the result is not so obvious, although clearly the 76ers are ahead of the Bulls.

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