NBA 3-Point Play: Tyrese Maxey, Al Horford, Brandon Ingram

The Chicago Bulls have not played great defense lately.

Here's a snap shot of the Bulls' last three games:

Chicago gave up 42 points to Caris LeVert, who scored 22 of those points in the first quarter.

Four of Toronto's starters eclipsed the 20-point mark on Thursday.

Cole Anthony, Franz Wagner and Wendell Carter all hit the 20-point threshold on Tuesday.

That sets up a potentially huge offensive afternoon for the Philadelphia 76ers inside the United Center.

Of course, I would not blame anyone on betting on Joel Embiid, but for me, Tyrese Maxey is the play.

NBA 3-Point Play

Overall Record: 36-39

Tyrese Maxey Over 15.5 Points

Tyrese Maxey has 40 points in his last two games.

Maxey is the clear No. 3 scorer in the 76ers offense right now and he could benefit from the Bulls' poor defense of late in Sunday's clash between Eastern Conference No. 1 seed rivals.

Maxey attempted 28 shots in the last two games and he made more than half of them in both games against the Dallas Mavericks and Washington Wizards.

If that shooting trend continues, Maxey should clear his point prop for the fourth straight game.

Al Horford Over 6.5 Rebounds

Al Horford has 22 rebounds in two games this week.

Horford has eight or more rebounds in five of his last seven games.

Even with that trend, his rebound prop has not skyrocketed up to an unplayable number.

Horford and the Boston Celtics take on the Orlando Magic on Sunday. Orlando ranks 28th in field-goal percentage in the NBA. That means there should be ample opportunities for Horford to haul in rebounds, even if the game becomes a blowout in the fourth quarter.

Brandon Ingram Over 5.5 Assists

You're going to find a theme here once I lay out Brandon Ingram's assist numbers.

Ingram dished out 12 assists in Friday's win over the Denver Nuggets. He has six or more assists in six of his last seven games.

Ingram and the New Orleans Pelicans face a Houston Rockets squad that gives up the seventh-most assists per game in the NBA and they just gave up 33 assists to the San Antonio Spurs on Friday.

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