Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Betting odds and prediction

Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports /

In the front end of another set of back-to-back games to round out the weekend, second-year head coach Billy Donovan and the Chicago Bulls are set to take on the Philadelphia 76ers and head coach Doc Rivers. The Bulls are looking to extend their winning streak to two games and avenge their last loss to the Sixers from earlier in the season.

Donovan and the Bulls are coming off a nice 122-115 win over the division foe Indiana Pacers on the road to round out their last set of back-to-back games on Feb. 4. That gives the Bulls a record of 33-19 coming into this meeting with the Sixers.

Meanwhile, the Sixers come into this game with a record of 31-21 following their 107-98 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on the road back on Feb. 4. The Sixers lost each of their last two games coming into this one.

Here’s a look into the betting odds and game prediction as the Bulls get set to host the Sixers at home at the United Center in Chicago, with tip-off time set for 2:30 p.m. CT on Feb. 6.

Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers betting odds

According to WynnBet, the Bulls are a two-point underdog at home against the Sixers in this game. And the over/under is set at 222 points.

The ESPN matchup predictor gives the Bulls a 43.5 chance to beat the Sixers.

Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers prediction

The injury news and notes for this meeting with the Sixers are similar to the Pacers game for the Bulls. According to the most recent NBA injury report on Feb. 6, the Bulls have both star shooting guard Zach LaVine and point guard Coby White listed as “questionable” for this game with various injury issues.

The Sixers also have Furkan Korkmaz and Matisse Thybulle listed as “questionable” for this game too. If the Sixers do have Thybulle limited or absent entirely in this game, that would be a major advantage for the Bulls. That is especially true if LaVine is available for the Bulls.

It will also be important for the Bulls to see star forward DeMar DeRozan continue the hot scoring streak he is on of late. The now five-time All-Star DeRozan has scored at least 23 points in each of his last 11 games. And DeRozan has scored at least 28 points in eight of his last nine games.

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DeRozan and the Bulls are getting close to the halfway mark of this tough stretch of seven games in 10 days to start the month of February. A win over another top-four team in the Eastern Conference such as the Sixers would obviously be huge for the Bulls before they take on the Phoenix Suns at home on Feb. 7.

Final score prediction: Sixers-105, Bulls-100