Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, Preview and Odds - 11/03/2021

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 7:00 pm ET, Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Venue:  Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA 
Where to Watch:  NBCS-PH

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Bulls NL, 76ers NL; Over/Under:  NL points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Bulls NL, 76ers NL; Over/Under:  NL points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Bulls +1.5, 76ers -1.5; Over/Under:  NL points
 

Season Record

Chicago Bulls:  6-1 (1st place, Central Division)
Philadelphia 76ers:  5-2 (2nd place, Atlantic Division)
 
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Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Chicago Bulls:  6-1 last 10
Philadelphia 76ers:  5-2 last 10
 
 
 

Chicago Bulls Analysis

The Bulls are coming into this game with a 6-1 record overall and they are 3-0 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. The Bulls have just 1 loss on the season and have won 2 straight games since their first loss of the season coming into this game on that 2 game winning streak. They beat the Boston Celtics 128-114 in their last game in a game that was close in the first half but they started to trail by halftime. They came out in the second half and let the lead get away from them even more in the third quarter before pulling off a massive comeback in the fourth quarter outscoring the Celtics by almost 30 points and going on to win that game. DeMar DeRozan went off in that game as he led his team in points with 37 while Zach LaVine also had a great game with 26 points himself. Those 2 players pretty much carried the offense to victory in that game. Nikola Vucevic led the team in assists in that game with 9 and also led the team in rebounds with 10. Their offense is averaging 109.7 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 101 PPG against them. They opened their last game as a 2.5 point underdog with that line closing around 3 points while the point total opened at 216.5 and closed around 215.5 points. The Bulls not only covered the spread in that game but they won it straight up on the moneyline cashing the +125 for them while the game went over the total with 242 total points. 
 
 

Philadelphia 76ers Analysis

The 76ers are coming into this game with a 5-2 record overall and they are 3-1 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They have won 4 of their last 5 games and are coming into this game on a 3 game winning streak. They won their last game against the Portland Trail Blazers 113-103 in a game that they led for most of the time but really started to pull away in the fourth quarter of that game. Seth Curry led the team in points in that game with 23 while Georges Niang was next on the team off the bench with 21 points. There was a solid scoring effort from all the players starting that game and they got some help from their bench players as well getting the job done with both Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris out of the lineup in that game. Andre Drummond and Tyrese Maxey both led the team in assists in that game with 7 each while Drummond led the team in rebounds with 15. Their offense is averaging 112.1 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 103.6 PPG against them. The 76ers opened their last game as a 6 point favorite with that line closing around 2 points but with them as the underdog while the point total opened at 225.5 and closed around 220.5 points. The 76ers covered the spread in that game as the opening line favorite and at the underdog price winning the game straight up on the moneyline by 10 points cashing the +110 by close while the game stayed under the total with 216 total points.
 
 

 

Bulls vs 76ers Prediction

The Bulls are coming into this game as a 1.5 point underdog with the current betting odds according to the bookmakers. The 76ers have been playing well in their games this season and even better when playing at home. They will be missing Embiid and Harris for this game and they won their last game without them but the Bulls are a very good team and will be able to take advantage of them while they are short handed here. The best bet to place in this game is on the Bulls to cover the spread and win the game straight up on the moneyline.
 
Bulls 76ers Prediction:  Our NBA Pick for Wednesday, November 3, 2021 (7:00 pm ET start time) is Bulls 106 76ers 101.
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NBA Betting Trends

 
Chicago Bulls: 1036-1042 ATS in all games. 138-160 ATS in November games. 323-362 ATS in the first half of the season. 265-269 ATS against Atlantic division opponents.
Philadelphia 76ers: 1037-1030 ATS in all games. 165-152 ATS in November games. 292-286 ATS against Central division opponents. 344-338 ATS after a non-conference game.
 

Key Injuries

 
Chicago Bulls:  M. Simonovic (C) Out indefinitely - Thumb injury. P. Williams (SF) Late April - Wrist injury. C. White (SG) Mid Nov - Shoulder injury.
Philadelphia 76ers:  D. Green (SG) Ques Wed - Hamstring injury. T. Harris (SF) Out indefinitely - Illness. G. Riller (SG) Out indefinitely - Knee injury. B. Simmons (SG) Out indefinitely - Holdout.
 
 

Notable Quotes

 
"It was very gratifying to see we kept the fight. We were down big on the road, tough place to play, we didn't get rattled." - DeMar DeRozan on their comeback win against the Celtics in the fourth quarter.
 
 
"It was one of the games that I thought every single guy did something to help us win the game." - Doc Rivers on his team’s win over the Trail Blazers in their last game without Embiid and Harris in the lineup.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Chicago Bulls
PG    Lonzo Ball
SG    Zach LaVine
SF    DeMar DeRozan
SF    Javonte Green
PF    DeMar DeRozan
 
Philadelphia 76ers
PG     Tyrese Maxey
SG     Seth Curry
SF     Danny Green
PF     Georges Niang
C     Andre Drummond
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Chicago Bulls
PPG: Z. LaVine (25.6)
APG: Z. LaVine (4.9)
Reb/G: N. Vucevic (10.9) 
 
Philadelphia 76ers
PPG: J. Embiid (21)
APG: T. Harris (4.2)
Reb/G: A. Drummond (10)
 
Coaches:
Chicago Bulls: Billy Donovan (2nd season)
Philadelphia 76ers: Doc Rivers (2nd season)


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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