The Philadelphia 76ers aim to keep an 11-game home winning streak alive when they take on the Chicago Bulls on Friday evening. The Sixers are 23-14 overall and 16-5 at home this season. The Bulls are 17-21 overall and 7-12 on the road. Joel Embiid (foot) is out for the 76ers. Lonzo Ball (knee) is out for the Bulls, with Alex Caruso (ankle) and Javonte Green (knee) listed as questionable. Chicago is 18-18-2 and Philadelphia is 21-15-1 against the spread this season.

Tip-off is at 7 p.m. ET in Philadelphia. Philadelphia is listed as the 5-point home favorite, while the over/under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 228.5 in the latest Bulls vs. 76ers odds. Before you make any 76ers vs. Bulls picks, you need to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer simulation 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 four-plus seasons. The model enters Week 12 of the 2022-23 NBA season on a stunning 38-13 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning almost $2,300. 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. Now, here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Bulls vs. Sixers:

  • Bulls vs. 76ers spread: 76ers -5
  • Bulls vs. 76ers over/under: 228.5 points 
  • Bulls vs. 76ers money line: 76ers -205, Bulls +170
  • CHI: The Bulls are 9-9-1 against the spread in road games 
  • PHI: The 76ers are 14-6-1 against the spread in home games 
  • Bulls vs. 76ers picks: See picks here

Featured Game | Philadelphia 76ers vs. Chicago Bulls

Why the Bulls can cover

The Bulls have strong metrics on both ends of the floor. Chicago is in the top five of the NBA in field goal accuracy at 48.7%, and is making 36.8% of 3-point attempts this season. The Bulls also convert more than 82% of free throw attempts, ranking in the top three of the league, and Chicago commits only 14.0 turnovers per game. 

On defense, the Bulls are also pesky and effective in closing possessions. Chicago ranks in the top six of the NBA in defensive rebound rate (73.6%) and second-chance points allowed (12.6 per game), and the Bulls are in the top ten in turnover creation, forcing 15.3 takeaways per game. The Bulls yield only 23.4 free throw attempts per game and only 48.2 points in the paint per game this season, and Chicago won’t have to deal with Joel Embiid in this matchup.

Why the 76ers can cover

Philadelphia won’t have Embiid in this matchup, but the Sixers do have a pair of standout guards in James Harden and Tyrese Maxey. Harden is averaging 22.3 points and 10.8 assists per game, and that includes 24.7 points and 12.2 assists per game in the last six contests. Maxey is averaging 21.2 points per game and making more than 40% of 3-point attempts, and the 76ers are in the top five of the NBA in 3-point accuracy (38.1%) and free throw accuracy (81.9%) as a team. 

On defense, Philadelphia gives up only 109.5 points per 100 possessions, a top-five figure, and no team allows a lower 3-point percentage (33.5%) than the 76ers this season. The 76ers are also in the top ten of the NBA in turnover creation, steals per game, assist prevention, and field goal percentage allowed to opponents.

How to make Bulls vs. 76ers picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the point total, with six players projected to score more than 17 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Bulls vs. 76ers? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Bulls vs. 76ers spread you need to jump on Friday, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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