15* NBA Monday Total DOMINATOR on Pacers/Bulls UNDER 190
Indiana vs. Chicago,
03/05/2012 20:00 EDT,
Score: 72 - 92
Total: -115/+190 Under
This game has defensive battle written all over it. The Indiana Pacers and Chicago Bulls are very familiar with each other after meeting up in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs last season. They know how to contain one another defensively because of this familiarity.
In their first meeting this season, the Pacers and Bulls combined for 185 points with a 95-90 road victory by Indiana. That low-scoring output should come as no surprise consider four of their last five meetings have seen 186 or less combined points.
These are two of the best defensive teams in the league as the Bulls give up 88.3 points/game overall, including 85.4 points/game at home. Indiana yields just 91.9 points/game overall and 92.6 points/game on the road.
Chicago is 30-14 to the UNDER revenging a loss vs opponent over the last 2 seasons. The UNDER is 6-0-1 in Pacers last 7 vs. Eastern Conference, 5-0 in Bulls last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record, and 4-0 in Bulls last 4 games when their starting 5 players combine for more than 160 minutes on the previous day. These last three trends make for a 15-0 system backing the UNDER. Roll with the UNDER in this game Monday.