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76ers vs. Bulls prediction, odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, March 7 best bets from model on 71-44 run

The Philadelphia 76ers welcome the Chicago Bulls to the Wells Fargo Center for a high-profile matchup on Monday. The Sixers are 5-1 in the last six games, improving to 39-24 overall this season. Philadelphia is also 18-13 at home, with Chicago bringing a 15-15 road record and a 39-25 overall mark to the table. The 76ers report no injuries, with the Bulls missing Lonzo Ball (knee), Alex Caruso (wrist) and Patrick Williams (wrist) for the game. Nikola Vucevic (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Chicago.

Tipoff is at 7 p.m. ET in Philadelphia. Caesars Sportsbook lists Philadelphia as the 6.5-point home favorite, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 229 in the latest Bulls vs. 76ers odds. Before making any 76ers vs. Bulls picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 19 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 71-44 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning more than $2,100. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Sixers vs. Bulls, and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Bulls vs. Sixers:

  • Bulls vs. 76ers spread: 76ers -6.5
  • Bulls vs. 76ers over-under: 229.5 points
  • Bulls vs. 76ers money line: 76ers -280, Bulls +230
  • CHI: The Bulls are 23-17 against the spread in conference games
  • PHL: The 76ers are 18-20 against the spread in conference games

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Why the Bulls can cover

Chicago has strong defensive metrics in key areas, including top-10 marks in defensive rebound rate, second-chance points allowed, and 3-pointers allowed per game. However, the Bulls are buoyed by a dynamic and prolific offense. Chicago ranks in the top five of the NBA in offensive efficiency, scoring 113.2 points per 100 possessions. The Bulls lead the league in field-goal percentage at 48.4 percent, and Chicago is in the top three of the NBA in 3-point percentage (37.6 percent) and free-throw percentage (81.3 percent). 

Ball security is a strength for the Bulls, turning the ball over on only 13.0 percent of possessions, and Chicago is above-average in producing 24.3 assists per game. The Bulls round out the offense with a top-10 mark in fast-break points (12.9 per game), and Philadelphia is last in the NBA in offensive rebound rate at only 23.9 percent.

Why the 76ers can cover

With Joel Embiid and James Harden leading the way, Philadelphia’s offense is tremendous, scoring 111.7 points per 100 possessions for the season. The 76ers have been even better lately, putting up 119.8 points per 100 possessions over the last five games, and Philadelphia’s metrics are impressive. The Sixers lead the NBA in free-throw accuracy at 81.9 percent, and Philadelphia is also in the top five in free-throw creation with 23.0 attempts per game. 

The 76ers are also No. 2 in the NBA in turnover prevention, committing only 12.4 giveaways per game, and Philadelphia generates nearly 1.9 assists for every turnover. Philadelphia puts pressure on opponents from 3-point range, making 35.6 percent of attempts, and Chicago is No. 25 in the NBA in 3-point percentage allowed on defense. The Bulls are also No. 25 in turnover creation rate defensively, giving Philadelphia increased comfort for a free-flowing offense.

How to make Bulls vs. 76ers picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, predicting 225 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.

So who wins 76ers vs. Bulls? And which side of the spread hits 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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