Bulls vs. 76ers Betting Picks, Betting Odds & Predictions: Can Philly Maintain Its Home Win Streak?
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- The updated updated betting odds for Friday's Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers matchup has the Sixers as comfortable favorites (spread: -7) at home with the over/under set at 214.5.
- The spread hasn't moved much today, but the total has seen some movement since opening.
- How should you be betting this matchup? Our NBA experts analyze all the angles, including how Joel Embiid's absence impacts the 76ers below.
Bulls at 76ers Picks, Betting Odds & Predictions
- Spread: 76ers -7.5
- Over/Under: 214.5
- Time: 7 p.m. ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
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The Philadelphia 76ers hit a rough stretch after the holidays followed by an injury to their Joel Embiid four games ago. They face a Chicago Bulls team that is eager to test how well they can play without their star center on Friday night.
Will Philly’s role players make the difference tonight? Our experts analyze the the matchup including their picks on the spread and over/under.
Bulls-76ers Sharp Report
At the earliest books to market, this total opened around 217. As more joined the party, openers fell to 216.5, 216, and in some cases as low as 215.5.
In other words, sharps made quick work of this number.
But even at the later shops, the opening totals were still a bit on the high end, according to the pros. Per Sports Insights’ Bet Signals, four instances of sharp activity have been recorded, the most recent of which came at 215.5.
Bryan Mears: 76ers’ Interior Defense is Vulnerable
Since Joel Embiid went down four games ago, the 76ers are 3-1 to the under, which may be a bit surprising given the center’s defensive value this season. On the season, the Sixers have been a whopping 8.9 points per 100 possessions worse defensively without their anchor down low.