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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Monday when the Indiana Pacers and the Chicago Bulls meet at United Center.

Indiana lost its last outing, an 82-71 result against the Grizzlies on March 22. The Pacers failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 153 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

The Bulls were a 91-81 winner in their most recent outing at home against the 76ers. They failed to cover the 16-point spread as favorites, while the total score (172) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Indiana:
Team record: 51-19 SU, 35-34-1 ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago
is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of last 14 games when playing Chicago

When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Memphis are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Chicago:
Team record: 39-31 SU, 34-36 ATS

is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games
is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home

When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Portland are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Next up:
Indiana home to Miami, Wednesday, March 26
Chicago home to Portland, Friday, March 28