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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Friday when the Chicago Bulls and the Indiana Pacers meet at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 102-94 winner as they battled the 76ers on the road. The Bulls failed to cover in the match as a 13.5-point favorite, while 196 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Indiana lost its last outing, a 92-86 result against the Knicks on March 19. The Pacers failed to cover in that game as a 1-point favorite, while the 178 combined points took the game UNDER the total.
Team record: 38-30 SU, 34-34 ATS
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of last 13 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games when playing on the road against Indiana
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
Team record: 50-18 SU, 34-33-1 ATS
is 20-3 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games at home
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing New York are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
Chicago home to Philadelphia, Saturday, March 22
Indiana at Memphis, Saturday, March 22