3* HEAVY HITTER on Chicago Bulls -
Philadelphia vs. Chicago,
02/28/2013 20:00 EDT,
Score: 82 - 93
Point Spread: -7/-102 Chicago
Both of these teams have been plagued by key injuries this season. Rose and Bynum are still out and both of these teams are in desperate need of a win. You should always play against road underdogs of 3.5 to 9.5 points like Philadelphia when they are trying to revenge a home loss against an opponent that is off a home loss. This system is 123-66 (65.1%) over the last five seasons.
The 76ers are 26-43 ATS when playing against a team with a winning record over the last two seasons and 5-15 ATS in road games against teams winning 51-60% of their games over the last three seasons. Philadelphia has lost six consecutive games coming into this matchup and their defense has allowed over 50% shooting in two of their last three games.
The Bulls got the wakeup call they needed when they lost to Cleveland straight up going into that game favored by 8.5 points. Chicago should be motivated for this matchup against a struggling team from Philadelphia. Laying the points is the smart play for this game.