Free NBA Picks Today: Philadelphia 76ers vs Chicago Bulls 3/20/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Philadelphia 76ers vs Chicago Bulls 3/20/23
Mon 20th March 2023

The Philadelphia 76ers (48-22, 26-10 Home) will try to slow down one of the league’s top shooting teams when they welcome the Chicago Bulls (33-37, 13-21 Away) on Monday. Chicago defeated the Miami Heat 113-99 at United Center on Saturday. DeMar DeRozan led the way with 24 points and 10 assists. The Bulls are the 10th seed in the Eastern Conference.

Philadelphia won their eighth in a row in impressive fashion on Saturday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, beating the Indiana Pacers 141-121. Joel Embiid had 31 points and seven assists to lead the team. The 76ers are trailing the Milwaukee Bucks by 2.5 games in the Eastern Conference, currently sitting in third.

The teams are meeting for the final time this season. Chicago and Philadelphia have split their two matchups this season. The Bulls won the most recent meeting, beating the 76ers 126-112 at Wells Fargo Center on January 6. Zach LaVine led the Bulls with 41 points and six assists. Tyrese Maxey had 26 points and six assists in the losing effort.DeRozan and LaVine, averaging 25.4 and 25.0 points per game, respectively, have led the Bulls in scoring this season.

DeRozan also has dished 5.1 assists per game. Meanwhile, Nikola Vucevic is grabbing 11.3 rebounds per game. Embiid’s 33.5 points per game have powered the Sixers on offense. He is the top scorer in the league. Embiid also has averaged 10.2 rebounds per game, ninth-most in the NBA.

James Harden has distributed 10.8 assists per game. Shooting 49.1% from the field, the Bulls are one of the NBA’s most accurate field goal shooting teams (4th).The Bulls have had little success at Wells Fargo Center in recent seasons, losing eight of the last 10 trips. Chicago is pursuing a fourth consecutive road win this season.

In the last 10 games, Chicago is 6-4 with an average margin of +4.0 (114.5-110.5). Philadelphia has gone 9-1 over the last 10, scoring 125.4 points per game on average while holding opponents to 112.0 (+13.4 margin). The 76ers are averaging 115.5 ppg for the full season while allowing 110.5.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Patrick Beverley: 19.6 | 13.1 | +6.5
Ayo Dosunmu: 7.0 | 14.4 | -7.4
Points per game:
Ayo Dosunmu: 4.8 | 8.8 | -4.0
Assists per game:
Zach LaVine: 5.4 | 4.1 | +1.3


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jalen McDaniels: 7.3 | 16.0 | -8.6

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Philadelphia 76ers -8.5 (-110)

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