NBA Betting Preview: 76ers at Bulls

The Eastern Conference-leading Chicago Bulls will look for their fifth straight win on Monday night when they host the Philadelphia 76ers (8:05 p.m. ET, NBA TV).

The Bulls (53-19 SU, 46-25-1 ATS) have been virtually unbeatable at home this season (32-4 SU, 24-11-1 ATS) and even though Philadelphia (37-36 SU, 43-28-1 ATS) is a good team the Sixers will have a tough time winning at the United Center.

Chicago is listed as a 10-point home favorite at and the total for the game is set at 191.5. On the moneyline, the Bulls are -600; the 76ers are +450.

The Bulls have won four straight overall including 95-87 at Milwaukee on Saturday night as 5-point road favorites. Derrick Rose had one of his best games of the season and looks to have wrapped up the league MVP. He scored 30 points and had a career-high 17 assists in a highlight-reel performance.

The Bulls also got a combined 26 points and 22 rebounds from Carlos Boozer (14 points, 11 rebounds) and Joakim Noah (12 points, 11 rebounds).

The 76ers have been good against the spread on the road (22-15-1 ATS) but they’re at a disadvantage having played yesterday afternoon at home against Sacramento – the Sixers lost 114-111 as an 8.5-point home favorite,

The Bulls had the day off after arriving home from Saturday’s win in nearby Milwaukee.

Here are some key NBA betting stats for Monday’s game:

The 76ers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall. The 76ers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven vs. the Central. The 76ers are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 Monday games.

The Bulls are 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 Monday games. The Bulls are 21-7 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Bulls are 20-7-1 ATS in their last 28 home games. The Bulls are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 vs. the Eastern Conference.

In this series, the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings.

The over is 5-1 in the 76ers’ last six overall. The over is 4-1 in the 76ers’ last five road games. The over is 8-2 in the 76ers’ last 10 vs. the Central.

The over is 5-0 in the Bulls’ last five overall. The under is 9-4 in the Bulls’ last 13 vs. the Eastern Conference.

In this series, the over is 5-1 in the last six meetings in Chicago and overall the over is 10-2-1 in the last 13 meetings.

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