Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers Predictions, Odds, Picks

  • The Bulls want to continue dominating the East, having just one loss on the season.
  • The Sixers look to extend their winning streak to four in their last home game before a two-game road trip!
  • The Sixers have won the last seven meetings against the Bulls.

Bulls vs 76ers Odds

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Team Point Spread Total Money Line
Chicago Bulls +1.5 (-110)
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TBA +100
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Philadelphia 76ers -1.5 (-110)
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TBA -160
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Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers Predictions and Picks

The Chicago Bulls are on a great run to open the season, justifying their position at the top of the Conference. At full health, the Sixers are a dangerous outfit. But with the likelihood of Embiid and Harris sitting out, Philly is simply outgunned.

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Chicago Bulls def. Philadelphia 76ers (+100)

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Head-to-Head: Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers

Chicago Bulls Head-to-Head Philadelphia 76ers
Billy Donovan Head Coach Doc Rivers
6-1 (1st in East) Standing 5-2 (5th in East)
W-W-L-W Form W-W-W-L
110.6 (7th of 30) Off Rtg 116.4 (1st of 30)
101.8 (5th of 30) Def Rtg 107.5 (16th of 30)
99.2 (21st of 30) Pace 96.3 (30th of 30)

Leaders (Per Game)

D. DeRozan (25.6) PPG J. Embiid (21.0)
N. Vucevic (10.9) RPG A. Drummond (10.0)
Z. Lavine (4.9) APG T. Harris (4.2)
A. Caruso (2.6) SPG M. Thybulle (2.4)
D. Jones Jr. (1.7) BPG J. Embiid (1.7)
A. Johnson (.700)/D. Derozan (9.4) FG%/FGM S. Curry (.606)/T. Harris (8.5)
A. Dosunmu (.571)/L. Ball (2.7) 3P%/3PM S. Curry (.541)/S. Curry (2.9)

CHI: Keep Up Bench Production

The Chicago Bulls suffered some bad news last week due to the injury to Patrick Williams and their first loss of the season. However, in their last match against the Boston Celtics, they showed no signs of worry, mostly due to their tremendous bench play.

The Bulls don’t go deep in their rotation, but they are nonetheless effective. In their last game against the Celtics, DeRozan led a bench unit of Caruso, Dosunmu, Jones, and Bradley. The four reserves were an average of plus-17.5 on the night.

While the depth of the Bulls’ roster isn’t overwhelming, their ability to stagger lineups with their stars is incredibly effective. Due to the strength of the Sixers, Chicago will need their bench to be even more productive.

Bulls Key Player: (C) Nikola Vucevic


Once again Nikola Vucevic looks to be the key man in the Bulls’ matchup. Against the Sixers, Vucevic needs to be able to make Joel Embiid work on the defensive end.

In his last game against the Celtics, Vucevic contributed below his usual standards – scoring just 11 points on 5 of 11 shooting. On the plus side, he posted a near triple-double with 10 rebounds and 9 assists.

Vucevic can contribute in many ways, but least expected is on the defensive end. It’s unlikely that he’ll contain Joel Embiid, so putting in a diverse offensive performance is the next best thing.

PHI: All-Out Attack

The Philadelphia 76ers are doing an excellent job this season, despite the absence of Ben Simmons. When they face the Chicago Bulls, they’ll need to put all they can into beating one of the league’s best defences.

As with all things on the Sixers, it starts in the paint. When Philadelphia are successful at the rim early, it opens up play for their perimeter players – especially Seth Curry.

Chicago have excellent wing defenders, but they certainly don’t have a player or gameplan that can truly trouble Joel Embiid. If Philly are aggressive in the paint early, they have an excellent chance against the Eastern Conference leaders.

Sixers Key Player: (F) Georges Niang


The Sixers have been looking for a proper stretch-four for a number of years now. After the offseason acquisition of Georges Niang, it seems they’ve finally found their man.

In his last game against the Trail Blazers, Niang posted 21 points off the bench, along with 5 rebounds, and 5 assists on 7 of 16 shooting from the field.

He won’t be a big scorer for the Sixers, or anywhere near the first option. But efficiency with his opportunities is more than enough to keep Philly competitive, as they are so undermanned.

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How to Watch Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers

Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers Information
Teams Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers
Location Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Time 7:00 PM EST, November 3rd, 2021
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