Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick – March 7

The NBA is set up with another great slate of basketball on Monday night. Eight games are up on the board throughout March 7. One of these games will be between the Chicago Bulls and the Philadelphia 76ers. These two teams have been solid so far this season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will tip off at around 7:00 PM Eastern time.

Chicago has earned a record of 39-25 throughout this season, which has them sitting in fourth place of the Eastern Conference. The Bulls have lost four games in a row entering this one. Chicago is half a game back on the second seed and three and a half games back on the top spot. The Bulls will look for a faster start on the road in this one.

The 76ers have put up a record of 39-24 so far this season, which has them in second place of the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia is coming off a loss in their last game, which ended a five game winning streak. The 76ers are three games back on the top spot. Philadelphia will look to earn a big win at home on Monday night.

These two teams have been strong throughout this season and are competing at the top of the Eastern Conference. The Bulls have been struggling a bit as of late and will look to avoid a slow start in this one. Philadelphia has been hot since the All-Star break. If either team can come out quickly in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Chicago Bulls +7 (-110) Over 229 (-110)
Philadelphia 76ers -7 (-110) Under 229 (-110)

 

Team Data Chicago Bulls Philadelphia 76ers
Overall Record 39-25 39-24
Away/ Home Record 15-15 18-13
PPG 112.5 108.3
PPG Away/ Home 109.8 108.5
PAPG 110.9 106.1
PAPG Away/ Home 110.6 105.9

Betting Trends

Chicago Bulls

  • 36-28 ATS this season
  • 10-13 ATS as an underdog
  • 14-16 ATS in road games
  • 0-2 ATS in March
  • 1-4 ATS when playing on two days rest
  • 8-6 ATS against Atlantic division
  • 4-6 ATS after divisional game
  • 1-2 ATS after three or more straight losses
  • 16-18 ATS against team with a winning record

Philadelphia 76ers

  • 31-32 ATS this season
  • 19-20 ATS as a favorite
  • 12-19 ATS in home games
  • 1-2 ATS in March
  • 6-4 ATS against Central division
  • 9-10 ATS after allowing 100 points or less
  • 5-3 ATS after a win by 10 points or more
  • 9-6 ATS after scoring 100 points or less
  • 15-17 ATS against team with a winning record

These two teams have met up three times throughout this season. Seth Curry put up 22 points in the first meeting as the 76ers earned a 103-98 win. Joel Embiid dropped 30 points and 16 rebounds, while Furkan Korkmaz added 25 points in the second game. Philadelphia grabbed a 114-105 win. Embiid scored 40 points and 10 rebounds in the third matchup as the 76ers won 119-108.

Field Goal Shooting

The Bulls have been strong shooting the ball so far this season. Chicago has made 48.4 percent of their shots from the field, which is 1st in the league. The Bulls have been shooting 37.6 percent from deep, which is 2nd in the NBA. Chicago has drained 81.3 percent of their shots from the free throw line, which is 3rd in the league.

Philadelphia has been solid shooting the ball throughout the season. The 76ers have shot 46.4 percent from the field, which is 12th in the NBA. Philadelphia has made 35.6 percent of their shots from behind the arc, which is 10th in the league. The 76ers have sunk 81.9 percent of their shots from the charity stripe, which is 1st in the NBA.

These two teams have been solid shooting the ball, but Chicago has the edge shooting. The 76ers have been better on defense. Philadelphia has allowed their opponents to shoot 45.2 percent from the field, which is 10th in the league. The Bulls have held opposing teams to a 46.7 percent from the field, which is 23rd in the NBA.

Top Performers

DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine have been the leaders for Chicago this season. DeRozan has averaged 28.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game. LaVine is averaging 24.6 points per game. Nikola Vucevic has averaged 17.9 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. Coby White is averaging 13.6 points per game to round out the lineup.

Joel Embiid and James Harden have been great since joining together. Embiid is averaging 29.5 points and 11.2 rebounds per game. Harden has averaged 26.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 12 assists per game. Harris is averaging 18.1 points and 7.1 rebounds. Tyrese Maxey has averaged 17.6 points per game to round out the lineup.

These two teams have been solid throughout this season and have been led by their stars. Vucevic has been listed as questionable for this game, while Lonzo Ball continues to be out for the Bulls. Chicago will look for some players to step up in this one. If either team can have their stars step up early, it could be enough to lead them to the win.

Pick Overview

These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. The Bulls have struggled a bit as of late, while Philadelphia has been hot recently. The 76ers have won the first three games of this season series and will look to finish the sweep. Chicago will be looking for a big bounce back though and I think they will keep this game close.

BetOnline has Philadelphia listed as a -7 against the spread in this one. This gives a solid edge to the 76ers at home. I think that this line should be closer to even with both teams in similar spots in the standings. Philadelphia has been the better team as of late, but I think the Bulls will compete in this one. As big underdogs, I really like the value on Chicago.

The Bet
Chicago Bulls +7
-110
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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