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Chicago Bulls at Philadelphia 76ers odds, picks and prediction

The Chicago Bulls (39-25) will try to snap their four-game losing skid when they visit the Philadelphia 76ers (39-24) Monday night at Wells Fargo Center. Tip-off in this pivotal Eastern Conference matchup will be at 7 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Bulls vs. 76ers odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.

The Bulls got a couple of days off after losing back-to-back games to the Milwaukee Bucks (118-112 Friday) and Atlanta Hawks (130-124 Thursday). They’re now just 1-4 since the All-Star break, with their only win being a 112-108 victory over the Hawks in the first game since the break.

Chicago’s recent schedule hasn’t been easy, though, and it’s been an underdog in each of its last four games. The Bulls failed to cover the spread in any of those contests, losing three games by 6 points and another by 13.

The Sixers have been great with G James Harden on the floor. In his four games played, they’re 4-0 with three double-digit wins by an average margin of 14.5 points. He sat out their last game due to a hamstring injury, which they lost in a 99-82 blowout to the Miami Heat. Philadelphia’s defense continued to play well, but the offense went ice cold without Harden in the lineup.

Bulls at 76ers odds, spread and lines

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  • Money line: Bulls +250 (bet $100 to win $250) | 76ers -320 (bet $320 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Bulls +6.5 (-102) | 76ers -6.5 (-122)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 232.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)

Bulls at 76ers key injuries

Bulls

  • PG Lonzo Ball (knee) out
  • SG Alex Caruso (wrist) out
  • C Nikola Vucevic (hamstring) questionable

76ers

  • None

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Bulls at 76ers odds, lines, picks and predictions

Prediction

76ers 117, Bulls 108

Money line

The 76ers have yet to lose a game with Harden in the lineup, and I don’t think that will change Monday. The Bulls have struggled against quality opponents since the All-Star break, going 0-4 as underdogs in each of their last four games.

Furthermore, the Sixers are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games against the Bulls. I like the Sixers to win but the -320 tag is too steep.

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Against the spread

The Bulls are 1-4 ATS in their last five games, while the 76ers are 3-1 ATS when Harden is in the starting lineup. The Sixers are 6-0 ATS in the last six meetings between the two sides.

I like the 76ERS -6.5 (-122) to cover the spread and potentially win by double-digits at home.

Over/Under

The total has gone Under in four of the Bulls’ last five games but the Over is 6-1 in the Sixers’ last seven. Philadelphia has been scoring at a very high rate with Harden, C Joel Embiid and PG Tyrese Maxey on the floor together. The Bulls are also ninth in points per game (112.5) and first in field goal percentage (48.4%).

However, the total of 231.5 points feels high, with four of the Bulls’ last five games staying under that total. Bet the UNDER 232.5 (-112).

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