At 8:00 ET, the Bulls will host the Pacers in a division matchup. Chicago is currently on a three-game losing streak and is 9th in the Eastern Conference. Indiana is favored by 2.5 and is 6th in the East.

The over/under line for this game is 234.5, and it can be seen on NBCS. The Pacers are -144 on the moneyline and are 3rd in the Central Division. The Bulls are +118 and are 4th in the Central.

INDIANA PACERS VS CHICAGO BULLS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Chicago Bulls +2.5

This game will be played at United Center at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, March 27th.

WHY BET THE CHICAGO BULLS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 114-112 in favor of the Pacers.
  • Our projections have Pascal Siakam finishing with Pascal Siakam points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Pacers finishing with a field goal percentage of 51.6% and knocking down 13 threes.

Will the Pacers Pull Through as the Favored Road Team?

The Pacers are favored by 2.5 points in today’s game against the Bulls. This season, Indiana has been favored in 35 of their 73 games, going 20-15 in those games.

On the road, the Pacers are 21-15 ATS compared to a straight-up record of 20-17. Their ATS record for the season is 39-32, and they are 16-19 vs. the spread as the favorite.

Indiana’s O/U record for the season is 37-36, and the over has hit in their last two games. This year, their games have averaged 244.2 points per game, and today’s O/U line is 234.5.

In their last game, the Pacers beat the Clippers by a score of 133-116. Indiana was a 6-point underdog in that game, and the combined scoring easily went over the O/U line of 234.5.

The win over the Clippers improved the Pacers’ overall record to 41-32, which is currently 6th in the Eastern Conference. Against other teams in the East, they are 28-17 and 11-4 against Central Division opponents.

Heading into their matchup against the Bulls, the Pacers are the top-scoring team in the NBA, averaging 123.3 points per game. They have been even better on the road, averaging 121.4 points per game away from home.

Indiana leads the league in field goal percentage at 50% and is also first in two-point field goal percentage at 58%. However, they are just 14th in three-point attempts and 11th in three-point makes.

So far this season, the Pacers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 72.6% of their games. In terms of pace, they are second in the league at 101.5 possessions per game.

The Pacers’ defense is presently ranked 29th in the league, allowing an average of 120.9 points per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Pacers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 56.4% while allowing 37.0% from downtown.

Can the Bulls Pull Off a Home Win?

Chicago is coming off a 107-105 loss to the Wizards, where they were favored by 13 points. The Bulls are 35-36 ATS this season and have failed to cover the spread in their last three games.

As underdogs, the Bulls have gone 15-27 straight-up and 21-21 ATS. Today, they are 2.5-point underdogs and have gone 3-5 as underdogs in their last eight games.

Chicago’s O/U record for the season is 39-32-1, and their games have averaged 225.8 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 234.5.

In the Eastern Conference, the Bulls are currently in 9th place with a record of 34-38. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 18-24 and 16-14 against non-conference opponents.

At home, the Bulls are 18-19 this season, and their ATS record at home is 17-20. On average, they have been outscored by 0.4 points per game at home.

At home, the Bulls have scored 111.4 points per game, which is 24th in the NBA. Overall, they are 21st in scoring at 112 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Chicago is 19th at 46%. From three-point range, they are 27th in made threes per game, hitting an average of 11.6 per contest.

When it comes to pace, the Bulls are 22nd in the league at 97 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 23rd, averaging 25 per contest. In terms of free throws, Chicago is 17th in made free throws at 16.9 per game.

So far this season, the Bulls have outscored the NBA scoring average in 40.3% of their games. At home, they have scored below the league average in 59.7% of their contests. In terms of two-point shooting, Chicago is 22nd in the league at 52%.

On average, the Chicago defense is giving up 113.8 points per game (15th). Right now, they are on a 6 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Bulls squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 56.2% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 36.5% from downtown.