These two teams return to Chicago for game 5 of their series with it being an elimination game for the Bulls. All NBA playoff odds can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
Head to head, the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings, while the favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The Bulls are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite of 5.0-10.5, 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 38-16-2 ATS in their last 56 games following a S.U. loss. The 76ers on the other hand are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Conference Quarterfinals games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall, but just 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
On Sunday the 76ers managed to win despite not really playing their best basketball and in the process took a commanding 3-1 lead in the series. The Bulls were without Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah. The Bulls got off to a fast start and staked themselves to a 24-15 lead after one. The Bulls would fight back, but in the end the loss of Noah inside was to much to overcome. Spencer Hawes led the 76ers with 22 points as the Sixers won 89-82.
We actually see the Bulls coming out and playing very hard tonight and you would have to think they will get a boost from a home crowd. The 76ers have no experience in close out games so we can see the game being a challenge. We think the Bulls may win, but we like the 76ers to at least cover as they are installed as the road underdog so check the sports odds.