Making on a bet on this NBA game featuring the 76ers versus the Bulls? Tip off is at at 8:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on NBCS. The game will be played at United Center in Chicago, IL. The odds for this Eastern conference game currently have the Bulls as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 223.5 points.

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS CHICAGO BULLS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Philadelphia 76ers +1.5

This game will be played at United Center at 8:00 ET on Saturday, December 30th.

WHY BET THE PHILADELPHIA 76ERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 112-110 in favor of the 76ers.
  • Our projections have Tyrese Maxey finishing with Tyrese Maxey points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists.
  • From the field, we have the 76ers finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.8% and knocking down 14 threes.

Can Philadelphia Secure a Road Victory?

As the 76ers get set to take on the Bulls, they are the slight 1.5-point underdogs. Philadelphia is currently 3rd in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Atlantic Division at 22-9.

So far, the 76ers have been slightly better on the road compared to home. Philadelphia's road record for the season is 10-5, and they have put together two straight wins on the road.

Against the spread, the 76ers have covered two in a row and have an overall record of 23-8. When playing on the road, they have been the betting favorite in 15 of their 19 games and have gone 11-4 against the spread in those games. Overall, they are just 2-5 ATS as the underdog this season.

The over/under record in Philadelphia's games is currently 20-11, and 22 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today's line of 223.5. The 76ers have gone 15-7 OU in those games, including combining for 258 points with the Rockets in their last game.

In their most recent game, the 76ers put up 131 points against the Rockets. Overall, they shot 52.3% from the field and knocked down 12 three-pointers. Joel Embiid is the team's leading scorer, averaging 35 points per game, while Tyrese Maxey is adding 26.3 PPG.

So far, the 76ers' defense is ranked 6th in the league at 111.1 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the 76ers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 53.3% inside the arc, and they're also giving up 34.5% from downtown.

Can the Bulls Grab a Win at Home?

In the midst of the Eastern Conference standings, the Bulls will look to pick up a win as 1.5-point favorites over the 76ers. So far, Chicago is 14-19 and in 10th place in the East.

When playing at home, the Bulls have put together an average scoring margin of +.6 points per contest compared to -6.9 on the road. For the season, they are just 10-9 at home.

Against the spread, Chicago is sitting just below .500 at 17-16. When playing at home, they have a 10-9 ATS record for the season.

The over/under record in Chicago's games is currently 17-15-1, and the under has been the correct bet in four straight games. Today's line of 223.5 is slightly higher than their average over/under line of 221.6. So far, 22 of their games have had lower over/under lines than 223.5.

At home this year, the Bulls are putting up 109.9 points per game, which is 27th in the NBA. Overall, they are 27th in the league with an average of 110 points per game. In their last game vs. the Pacers, Patrick Williams led the Bulls with 22 points, while DeMar DeRozan added 21 points.

On defense, the Bulls come into the game ranked 10th in the league in points allowed at 112.6 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 114 points per contest (1st). Opponents are hitting 55.7% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they're also connecting on 36.9% of their three-point attempts.