No Love for Defenses: Bulls-76ers Matchup Should Go Over Total

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 3:44 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 3:44 PM UTC

The Bulls are in the City of Brotherly Love on Wednesday night to play the 76ers, who are -6 home favorites. However, it’s the total that could hold all the value for your NBA picks.

<h2 style="text-align:center"><a href="" title="Bulls vs. 76ers">Wednesday NBA: Bulls vs. 76ers</a></h2><h2 style="text-align:center">Free NBA Pick:<strong> </strong>Over 219</h2><h2 style="text-align:center">Best Line Offered:<strong> </strong><a href=";book=Heritage" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">Heritage</a></h2><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3264341, "sportsbooksIds":[169,19,238,180,1096], "LineTypeId":3, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><p>Chicago is finally getting healthier outside of point guard Kris Dunn, who is likely still out tonight. That’s just going to make their bad defense even worse.</p><p>The Sixers aren’t without their own injury concerns; they also will likely be without a couple of their key guard role players. However, with the defense potentially shaky in this one, I like the over a lot for my <a href="" title="Free NBA Picks">NBA picks</a> in what could be a fast-paced game.</p><p>The Sixers have cashed the over in four of their last five games overall, and they are 5-1 cashing the over in their last six home games. The Bulls, on the other hand, are 5-2 cashing the over in their last seven games overall, and on the road this season they are an impressive 16-8 cashing the over.</p><p>Earlier in the season these teams played to a 117-115 final score in Chicago. Tonight in Philadelphia, I see a similar final score that will surpass the total on the <a href="" title="NBA Odds">NBA odd board</a>. These teams have combined to cash the over at 28-21-1 against Eastern Conference opponents, and in non-divisional games they are a combined 39-31-1 cashing the over.</p><p>With the Sixers playing at a pace of nearly 103 possessions per game this season, and the Bulls playing at a pace of 101.1 over the last month, look for this one to be fast paced and with little defense.</p>
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