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Bulls host Pacers in basketball action

Indiana PacersChicago Bulls
April 16, 1:00 PM | United Center

Indiana Pacers vs Chicago Bulls Odds

37-45TEAM RECORD62-20

Chicago looks to cover the Bulls-Pacers pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 62-20 mark when they host Indiana in NBA action.

This season the Bulls are 62-20 overall and 50-31-1 ATS against the number, while the Pacers are 37-45 and 37-42-3 ATS. As for the totals, Chicago is 34-48 on the OU, and Indiana is 37-44-1.

View Indiana vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Bulls in this one, they're listed as 11.5-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 189 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulls - Pacers odds would favor the Bulls if the lines were set according to power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 1 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Pacers sit at No. 11. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 105-97 win for the Bulls.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 20-ranked offense (98.6 PPG) against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 17 at 100.9 PPG. The Bulls have averaged 46.2% from the field per game, more than the Pacers have managed so far this season (44.2% on average).

Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 102 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 in the league in scoring at home.

Indiana lost its last outing, a 92-74 result against the Magic on April 13. The Pacers failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog, while the 166 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Indiana got 16 points from Mike Dunleavy but lost anyway 92-74 against the Magic on Wednesday at Amway Center.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 97-92 winner as they battled the Nets at home. The Bulls failed to cover in the match as a 14.5-point favorite, while 189 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Kyle Korver scored 19 points leading the Bulls to a 97-92 victory over New Jersey at United Center on Wednesday.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Chicago are 4-6
After playing Orlando are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Indiana are 7-3
After playing New Jersey are 4-6
After a win are 9-1

A few Pacers at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Indiana's last 11 games on the road
Indiana is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Indiana is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana
Chicago is 18-1 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games

Next up:
Indiana at Chicago, Monday, April 18
Chicago home to Indiana, Monday, April 18