The number one seed Chicago Bulls take on the Philadelphia 76ers in game 1 of their playoff series today. All of the updated odds for the NBA playoffs can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
Head to head, the Bulls are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 playoff games as a favorite of 5.0-10.5, 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. The 76ers on the other hand are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, but just 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 and 7-21 ATS in their last 28 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
The Bulls once again enter the playoffs enter the playoffs with the league’s best record and the #1 seed overall. The 76ers on the other hand got off to a blistering start and faded down the stretch and struggled to hold on to the #8 seed when all was set and done. Philly ended up with a record of just 35-31.
The Bulls should be extra motivated in this one and the 76ers can thank themselves for that. The 76ers had a legit chance to move up to the 7 seed, but instead sat their better players so they could stay in the #8 seed and play the Bulls. Well the Sixers got their wish and let’s see how that works out for them. Evan Turner admitted that they would rather play the Bulls who they view as the lesser squad.
The 76ers actually have faired decently against the Bulls over the past two seasons. This is a big spread for a playoff game, but we think the Bulls come out like a house on fire tonight and cover this spread with ease. We have a feeling Evan Turner will regret his comments after today so before making the bet pick up sportsbook promo codes.