After a week long break, the NBA is finally back on Thursday. The stretch run of the season gets going with a handful of games on Thursday. And this game between the Sixers and Bulls is a matchup between two teams going in the opposite directions.
by Nick Stasiak
The Sixers currently sit at 30-25 and in the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference. With an easy remaining schedule, they are looking to try and get up to the four seed to get home court advantage in the first round.
Meanwhile the Bulls are in a tank battle to try and get a top pick and they aren’t shy about wanting to lose, even if they won’t come out and definitively say it. Today they announced that they will begin to play younger players more, including Cristiano Felicio, Cameron Payne, and David Nwaba.
The Sixers rank in the top half of the league in both points per game and points allowed per game while the Bulls rank in the bottom ten in both of those categories. The Sixers are also the second best team in the league ATS with a 32-22-1 record. The Sixers will be looking to get this final stretch of the season started off on the right note while the Bulls already have eyes on the draft.
The Pick: Sixers -6.5