At 7:30 ET, the Pacers (-176) will host the Bulls (+146) in an Eastern Central division matchup. The Pacers are currently favored by 4.5 points, and the over/under line is set at 231.5.

Chicago (31-34) is currently 9th in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the Central Division. They have lost two straight games. Indiana (37-29) is 6th in the East and 3rd in the Central. They have won two straight contests.

CHICAGO BULLS VS INDIANA PACERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Chicago Bulls +4.5

This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse at 7:30 ET on Wednesday, March 13th.

WHY BET THE CHICAGO BULLS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 114-111 in favor of the Pacers.
  • Our projections have Pascal Siakam finishing with Pascal Siakam points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Pacers finishing with a field goal percentage of 52.2% and knocking down 12 threes.

Will Chicago Make it Happen on the Road?

The Bulls have lost their last two games as the underdog and are 14-24 as the underdog this season. As the underdog, they are 20-18 against the spread and have an ATS record of 17-15 on the road.

Chicago’s O/U record for the season is 33-31-1, and their last two games have gone under the betting line. On average, their games have finished with 225 points compared to today’s O/U line of 231.5.

In their most recent game, the Bulls lost to the Mavericks by a score of 127-92. This loss dropped their overall record to 31-34, which is currently 9th in the Eastern Conference. The Bulls were 3.5-point underdogs in this game.

The Bulls are 4.5-point underdogs today and are 13-13 vs. the spread as the underdog. On the road, they have an ATS record of 17-15 and are 16-16 overall.

Chicago’s O/U record for the season is 33-31-1, and their games have averaged a combined 225 points. Today’s O/U line of 231.5 is higher than 59 of their previous games.

So far this season, the Bulls have struggled to score, averaging just 111.5 points per game, which is 25th in the NBA. On the road, they are averaging 111.9 points per game compared to 111.1 at home.

Chicago’s offense is ranked 26th in pace, and they are 23rd in field goal percentage at 46%. When it comes to three-point shooting, the Bulls are 21st in the league at 35%.

Overall, the Bulls are 25th in true shooting percentage and have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 40% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 24th in the league.

The Bulls’ defense is presently ranked 14th in the league, allowing an average of 113.5 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Bulls are forcing 11.7 per game, which is 4th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 18th in blocked shots at 4.9 per game.

Will the Pacers Defense Show Up at Home?

Indiana’s O/U record for the season is 34-32, and the under has hit in their last three games. Today’s line of 231.5 is lower than the average O/U line of 242.9 in their games this season.

The Pacers’ ATS record for the season is 35-29, and they have covered the spread in their last two games. At home, they are 17-15 ATS, and their average scoring margin vs. the spread is +5.1 points per game.

Indiana’s last game finished with a combined score of 232 points, which was below the O/U line of 240.5. The Pacers won the game by a score of 121-111 and covered the spread as 5.5-point underdogs.

In the Eastern Conference standings, the Pacers are currently in 6th place with a record of 37-29. Within the Central Division, they are in 3rd place. This season, they are 26-15 against other Eastern Conference teams and 11-14 in non-conference games.

As the favorite this season, Indiana has a record of 18-13, and they are favored by 4.5 points today. Their ATS record as the favorite is 14-17. The Pacers have won two straight games and are 19-16 as the favorite.

The Pacers have the highest scoring offense in the NBA this season, averaging 123.1 points per game. At home, they are averaging 125.8 points per game.

Indiana’s offense is built on their ability to score inside. They lead the league in two-point field goal percentage at 58% and are 1st in two-pointers made per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pacers are 8th in the league in three-point shooting percentage at 37%. Overall, they are making an average of 13.3 threes per game.

So far, the Pacers’ defense is ranked 28th in the league at 121.3 points per contest. Opponents are hitting 56.7% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.3% of their three-point attempts.