Chicago Bulls resume hot run

Chicago Bulls resume hot run

The Chicago Bulls and the Philadelphia 76ers are two how teams in the league right now, but the Bulls are currently surging. They continue to fight for their spot in the playoffs, as they are still unsure if they would qualify or not. On the other hand, the 76ers are aiming to extend their winning streak with a win against the Bulls. This is not the first time that these two teams would meet in the regular season. They already have two matches priori to this game, and the two teams have split their results. However, on the second time they met, it was the Bulls who took the victory. This meeting is hosted by the 76ers on March 21, 2023, at 7:00 AM (GMT+8).

These two teams will meet back-to-back, as they are meeting once again on March 23. These two teams are in the Eastern Conference, but neither of them is secured of their spot in the playoffs. The hosts are currently second in the East, as they were able to win 48 matches, from their 70 games. At home, they are doing well as they have won 26 of their 36 home games. On the other hand, the visitors continues to fight for their spot in the playoffs. They are not yet same from being eliminated, as they are at the 10th of the East with 33 wins from their 70 games. Fortunately, they are currently in a hot run, which will give them a momentum in this important game.

Chicago Bulls

NBA:  Chicago Bulls
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It looks like the Bulls really want to secure a spot in the playoffs, following their recent surge in their campaign. Coming into this game, they are from a two-game winning streak, and four of their last five. Due to their hot run, they were able to go back to playoff picture, but they still need more wins for better chances. Coming into this game, they are from a big win against the Heat, in a 113-99 victory. They were able to sweep their regular season series against the Heat, which boost their confidence. From the field, the Bulls are shooting 49.1%, and are shooting 36.6% from beyond the arc. Additionally, they have been excellent in the free-throw line, shooting over 81.2% in the charity stripe. Offensively, they are at the 18th with 113.5 points per game, and 10th in defense allowing 112.6 points per game.

DeMar DeRozan, and Zach Lavine continues to lead the Bulls with 25.4 and 25 points per game respectively. The Bulls are still fortunate that they have a good momentum right now, considering their injured key players. Alex Caruso is considered as a doubt in this game, due to his foot injury. Lonzo Ball, and Javonte Green on the other hand are both listed as out in this match, following their health issues.

Philadelphia 76ers

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers

Just like their opponents, the 76ers are also on fire recently, winning eight straight games, 9 in their last 10. They are in a safe spot right now, and has the chance for a twice-to-beat advantage in the playoffs. Currently at the second spot in the East, they are tied with the Celtics. On their last game, they had a blowout win against the Pacers, in a 141-121 win. This win could bring a huge boost to the campaign of the 76ers, as they just got their eighth straight win. Beyond the arc, they are taking care of their business, as they are shooting 39%, an impressive record. This is also the case for their free-throw shooting, as they are shooting over 83.4% from the charity line. Offensively, they are at the 13th with 115.5 points per game, and the third defensively, giving up 110.5 points per game.

Joel Embiid, and James Harden continues to do wonders for the 76ers, chipping in 33.5 and 21.7 points per game. Additionally, there are no new fresh injury concern for them, as only PJ Tucker is a doubt for this important clash.

Prediction:

Philadelphia 76ers
Total Under: 116.5
Odds: 0.82

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