Monday night NBA pick
It’s Monday night and we have a great NBA underdog for you on a new free NBA tip.
Philadelphia is getting close to aget on a NBA playoff spot but, also on the verge of its first three-game slide since Nov. 23-26 following a 114-111 overtime loss at home to lowly Sacramento on Sunday.
76ers come out flat yesterday because they figured since they already beat Sacramento by over 20 a couple weeks ago that it’d be an easy win and it bit them in the ass. They were caught looking ahead to tonight’s game in Chicago and I expect them to rebound nicely. The Bulls have proven to be one of the best teams in the league and certainly one of the best home teams but I think this game will be close. I expect it to be more of a defensive battle and I really wouldn’t be surprised if the Sixers stole this one. Jrue Holiday is an excellent on the ball defender and will make things tough for Rose.
Chicago beat Philly by 45 back in December but the Sixers got some payback with a win in January so the revenge factor isn’t so big here but that doesn’t mean the 76ers have forgotten that dismantling.
Their previous matchup with Philadelphia at the United Center was a 122-90 victory on Feb. 20, 2010, but the 76ers did manage to snap three-game skid to Chicago on Jan. 7 with a 105-99 win. Tonight, the 76ers will face a Chicago team that managed to have a two-game lead in the East by winning 12 of 13 and is on its longest home streak since a 17-game run 1998.
A few trends to consider for any basketball predictions:
76ers are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games following a S.U. loss.
76ers are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Underdog is 13-6 ATS in the last 19 meetings.
This game can be a slow start for the Bulls who I expect to finish strong, but 76ers can cover.
Tonight’s free NBA tip is : Play Philadelphia +11 @1,86 at Sportsinteraction.