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Chicago Bulls vs Indiana Pacers Prediction & Betting Tips 12282023

Chicago Bulls vs Indiana Pacers Prediction & Betting Tips 12/28/2023

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Chicago Bulls vs Indiana Pacers 12/28/2023
  • Take the Pacers on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Bulls (+2.5)
  • Our NBA model projects 225 points, and we suggest taking the under

Chicago Bulls vs Indiana Pacers Preview

Making on a bet on this NBA game featuring the Pacers versus the Bulls? Tip off is at at 8:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on NBCS. The game will be played at United Center in Chicago, IL.

The Pacers are the favorites in this Central division matchup against the Bulls. The over/under for the game is set at 241.5 points. Check out BetCoco for Chicago Bulls – Indiana Pacers odds

Chicago Bulls vs Indiana Pacers Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The Pacers and Bulls did not have any head-to-head matchups last season. But over the last three times playing each other, the Pacers have a record of 2-1. The Pacers also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 230 points per game leading to an over/under record of 2-1.

  • In their last three games away from home, the Pacers have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 111 points per game in these contests.
  • In their last five home games, Chicago has averaged 119 points per game while allowing 116. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-2 while going 5-0 vs. the spread.
  • As the betting underdog, the Bulls have an ATS mark of just 8-2 in their last ten games. Chicago posted a straight up mark of 6-4 in these matchups.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the favorite, Indiana has an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.

Chicago Bulls vs Indiana Pacers Prediction

The Pacers head into today’s game against the Bulls as the 2.5-point favorites and will be looking to improve on their 15-14 overall record. So far, they are 8th in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in their division.

When playing on the road, Indiana has gone 7-7 and have an average scoring differential of -5 points per contest. Their average over/under line for road games this season is 242 points.

Against the spread, the Pacers are 7-7 as the favorite and have an average scoring differential of -5 points per contest when playing on the road. Indy’s road ATS record is 7-7.

When looking at their over/under record, the Pacers have gone 21-8 and have had three straight games finish below the over/under line. The over/under line in their last game was 240 points, and they combined with the Rockets for 240 points.

On the road, the Pacers have the highest scoring offense in the league, averaging 125.9 PPG. Overall, they are 1st in the league in scoring, putting up 126.3 PPG. Tyrese Haliburton is the team’s leading scorer, coming into today’s game with an average of 24.8 PPG. Myles Turner is also a key contributor, averaging 17.1 PPG.

Coming into the game, the Pacers’ defense has finished two straight games with an increased number of points allowed. Overall, they are 29th in the league at 125.5 points per game allowed. Opponents are hitting 56.3% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 38.6% of their three-point attempts.

As the Bulls get set to host the Pacers, they find themselves sitting 4th in the Central Division and 10th in the Eastern Conference at 14-18. In their last outing, the Bulls took down the Hawks by a score of 118-113 and also covered the spread as 2-point underdogs.

Today, the Bulls will be looking to pick up their 4th straight upset win, and they are also 2.5-point underdogs. So far, they have been favored in 12 games and have an average scoring margin of +0.7 PPG in these games.

Against the spread, the Bulls have covered in five straight games on the road and are 17-15 overall. When playing at home, Chicago is 10-8 vs. the spread and 8-12 as the underdog.

In their 32 games this season, the Bulls have an over/under record of 17-14, and today’s over/under line of 241.5 is higher than any other line they have seen this season. The over/under lines in their games have averaged 221.1 points.

In their game against the Hawks, Chicago put up 118 points, which is above their season-average of 110.2 points per game. DeMar DeRozan led the Bulls in scoring with 25 points, while Andre Drummond added 24 points.

At this time, the Bulls’ defense is positioned 10th in the NBA, permitting 112.4 points per game. Inside the arc, the Bulls defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 55.7% and 36.7% from three-point territory.

Coming in as 2.5 point favorites, our projections have the Pacers picking up a 113-112 win.

Chicago Bulls vs Indiana Pacers Betting Tips

  • Take the Pacers on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Bulls (+2.5)
  • Our NBA model projects 225 points, and we suggest taking the under

Chicago Bulls Injury Report

  • Nikola Vucevic – Adductor – Out
  • Zach LaVine – Foot – Out
  • Lonzo Ball – Knee – Out
  • Torrey Craig – Right Foot – Out
  • Onuralp Bitim – Nose – Out

Indiana Pacers Injury Report

  • Bruce Brown – Knee – Out

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