Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball news and notes. The teams play on Saturday April 11th, 2015. At 8:00 PM EST.
The (18-61) Philadelphia 76ers of the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division makes the trip from the “KEYSTONE STATE” to “THE LAND OF LINCOLN”. Philadelphia will play the (47-32) Chicago Bulls of the Eastern Conference Central in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at the United Center on the West Side of Chicago, Illinois. This Sports Handicapper believes the Philadelphia 76ers are going to be good in the near future. Chicago is getting ready for the 2015 NBA Playoffs. The opening betting line has Chicago as a thirteen and a half point home favorite Against The Spread and betting odds total is not available for Saturday’s game.
The 2015 Philadelphia 76ers are on a seven-game losing streak. Philadelphia lost 119-90 at home to Washington their last game on April 8th. The 76ers are 2′ games in front of the last place New York Knicks in the Atlantic. Philadelphia ranks 29th in the league scoring the basketball. The defense allows opponents 100.7 points per contest. Center Nerlens Noel leads the team in rebounds and shot blocks. Leading scorer Tony Wroten is out for the season with a knee injury. Noel is also out for Saturday’s game with a bad ankle. Injuries are catching up to the 7ers as we enter the last week of the 2015 NBA season. The betting odds under the total are 6-0 Philadelphia last six on Saturday’s. The Philadelphia 76ers are 4-3 their last seven NBA Point Spread Predictions on the road, going over the betting odds total three times and staying under the betting odds total four. The betting odds under the total are 5-0 the last five between the teams in the “WINDY CITY”. Bovada does not have any odds on the Philadelphia 76ers to win the 2015 NBA Eastern Conference title.
The 2015 Chicago Bulls have dropped two of three straight up. Chicago beat Miami 89-78 on the road their last game on April 9th. Chicago trailed by double digits at halftime but shut down the Heat in the second half. Chicago led the Central most of the season but are 4′ games out of the top spot. Guard Jimmy Butler leads the team in scoring and steals. Derrick Rose is back in action and is getting ready for the playoffs. The Bulls average a little over 100 points per game. The Chicago defense ranks 10th in the NBA, seventh in the Eastern Conference and third in the Division. The betting odds over the total are 6-1 Chicago last seven following an ATS win. The Chicago Bulls are 6-4 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total five times and staying under the betting odds total five. Chicago will be a tough matchup for any team in the East. The Chicago Bulls are 8/1 to win the 2015 Eastern Conference Championship.