Pacers on the road in Chicago
The Indiana Pacers will be looking to keep up their hot start to the season on Saturday night as they take on the Chicago Bulls.
The Pacers are 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last five games against the Bulls, with Indiana beating Chicago 97-80 as a 2-point home favorite on the NBA odds when they met on November 6. That game was an UNDER.
Supporters of the Pacers have seen them go 9-0 and 7-2 ATS so far this season, while the Bulls are at 4-3 and 3-4 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Bulls are 2-5, while the Pacers are 1-8.
It's a betting matchup between the No. 12-rated Bulls and the No. 6-ranked Pacers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 95-87 result in favor of the Pacers.
In their last action, Indiana was a 104-77 winner at home against the Bucks. They covered the 14-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (181) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Pacers blew out Milwaukee on Friday, running up the score in a 104-77 win at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Chicago won its last outing, a 96-80 result against the Raptors on November 15. The Bulls covered in that game as a 1-point underdog, while the 176 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Chicago earned a 96-80 victory over Toronto on Friday, getting 19 points from Luol Deng at Air Canada Centre.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Chicago's No. 6-rated squad against Indiana's No. 10-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Chicago rates No. 29 in the league with 4.57 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 17 with 7.44 per outing.
Indiana at New York, Wednesday, November 20th
Chicago home to Charlotte, Monday, November 18th