76ers Vs Bulls: NBA Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – May 3, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on May 3, 2021

The Philadelphia 76ers (43-21) visit the Chicago Bulls (26-38) as 6.5-point favorites after Joel Embiid scored 34 points in the 76ers’ 113-111 victory over the Spurs. The matchup airs on NBCS-CHI at 9:00 PM ET on Monday, May 3, 2021. The matchup has an over/under of 215.5 points.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of May 3, 2021, 7:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

76ers vs Bulls Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of May 3

76ers: None

Bulls:
Zach LaVine: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols),
Nikola Vucevic: Day To Day (Adductor),
Cristiano Felicio: Day To Day (Illness),
Troy Brown Jr.: Out (Ankle)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Bulls (+6.5)
Total Pick Over (215.5)
Prediction 76ers 114, Bulls 109

The spread for this matchup suggested by the model (5.6 points) is slightly less than the 6.5-point edge DraftKings gives to the 76ers, though the data still has them as the favorite.

The model predicts a total (222.7 points) much higher than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup (215.5 points). Take the over.

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76ers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Joel Embiid 45 29.3 10.8 3.0 1.0 1.4 1.2
Tobias Harris 55 19.7 7.0 3.7 0.9 0.9 1.4
Ben Simmons 52 14.5 7.4 6.9 1.6 0.7 0.1
Shake Milton 56 13.2 2.3 3.0 0.6 0.3 1.1
Seth Curry 51 12.3 2.2 2.7 0.8 0.2 2.1

76ers Player Props

  • Embiid’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 41.5, 1.5 less than his season average of 43.0.
  • Ben Simmons’ PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 24.5, 4.4 less than his season average of 28.9.
  • Danny Green’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, equal to his season average of 2.5.
  • Matisse Thybulle’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 0.5, 1.1 steals lower than his season average of 1.6.

Bulls Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Zach LaVine 53 27.5 5.1 5.1 0.8 0.5 3.4
Nikola Vucevic 64 23.8 11.5 3.7 1.0 0.7 2.6
Coby White 61 14.8 4.0 4.7 0.6 0.2 2.1
Lauri Markkanen 43 14.1 5.4 0.9 0.5 0.3 2.3
Thaddeus Young 60 12.2 6.2 4.3 1.1 0.6 0.2

Bulls Player Props

  • Zach LaVine’s points prop over/under for the contest is set at 23.5, 4.0 points less than his season average of 27.5.
  • Nikola Vucevic’s rebounding prop over/under for the game is listed at 11.5 boards, equal to his season average of 11.5.
  • LaVine’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.9 shots lower than his season average of 3.4.
  • Thaddeus Young’s steals prop over/under for the game is set at 0.5, 0.6 steals lower than his season average of 1.1.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the 76ers have a 47.6% shooting percentage from the field, which is 0.1% higher than the 47.5% of shots the Bulls’ opponents have knocked down.
  • Philadelphia is 20-12 against the spread and 25-7 overall when it shoots higher than 47.5% from the field.
  • Chicago is 21-11 against the spread and 20-13 overall when allowing opponents to shoot better than 47.6% from the field.
  • The Bulls have shot at a 47.8% rate from the field this season, 2.4 percentage points higher than the 45.4% shooting opponents of the 76ers have averaged.
  • Chicago has put together a 27-17 record against the spread and a 22-23 straight up record in games it shoots higher than 45.4% from the field.
  • When Philadelphia’s opponents shoot above 47.8% from the field, it is 28-17-1 against the spread and 36-10 overall.
  • The 76ers are making 37.1% of their three-point shots this season, 1.6% higher than the 35.5% the Bulls allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Philadelphia is 23-13 against the spread and 29-7 overall when it shoots better than 35.5% from distance.
  • Chicago is 20-13 against the spread and 20-14 overall when its opponents shoot higher than 37.1% from deep.
  • The Bulls shoot 36.5% from three-point distance this season. That’s just 0.1 percentage points higher than the 76ers have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (36.4%).
  • Chicago is 21-12 against the spread and 17-16 overall when shooting over 36.4% as a team from three-point range.
  • Philadelphia has a 24-8-1 ATS record and a 27-6 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 36.5% from three-point distance.
  • The 76ers connect on 11.1 three-pointers per game this season, 1.2 fewer made shots on average than the 12.3 per game the Bulls allow.
  • Chicago has gone 20-14 against the spread and 19-15 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Philadelphia makes fewer three-pointers than its opponents, it is 14-20-1 ATS and 18-17 straight up.
  • The Bulls make the 18th-most three-pointers in the league, while the 76ers allow the ninth-fewest makes from beyond the arc.

76ers vs Bulls Stat Rankings

76ers Rank 76ers AVG Bulls AVG Bulls Rank
12th 113.7 Points Scored 110.9 21st
6th 108.4 Points Allowed 112.5 19th
4th 45.4 Rebounds 44.6 13th
12th 10.2 Off. Rebounds 9.4 21st
23rd 11.1 3pt Made 12.3 18th
24th 23.4 Assists 26.8 6th
21st 14 Turnovers 14.8 28th

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