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Indiana PacersChicago Bulls
March 5, 8:00 PM | United Center

Indiana Pacers vs Chicago Bulls Odds

23-12TEAM RECORD31-8

Chicago looks to cover the Bulls-Pacers pointspread on Monday and improve its overall 31-8 mark when they host Indiana in NBA action.

The Bulls sit at 31-8 (23-15-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Pacers are currently 23-12 (17-18 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Chicago is 21-18 OU, and Indiana is 15-19-1 OU.

View Indiana vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Pacers listed as 7-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 186.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Bulls, currently No. 1 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Pacers, who rate No. 6 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 103-97 victory for the Bulls.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Chicago's No. 2-rated squad against Indiana's No. 3-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Chicago rates No. 18 in the league with 6.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 21 with 5.7 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Pacers own the league's No. 6-rated mark, allowing 92.6 points per game when on the road. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in home scoring.

In their last action, Indiana was a 102-84 winner on the road against the Hornets. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (186) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Pacers grabbed a 102-84 win over the Hornets on Saturday, behind a 20-point effort from Danny Granger at New Orleans Arena.

Chicago won its last outing, a 96-91 result against the 76ers on March 4. The Bulls covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite, while the 187 combined points took the game OVER the total. Derrick Rose went off for 35 points and added 4 rebounds leading Chicago to a 96-91 win over Philadelphia on Sunday at Wells Fargo Center.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing New Orleans are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Pacers at Bulls trends to consider:
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing Chicago
Indiana is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indiana's last 9 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Chicago is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Indiana
Chicago is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games

Next up:
Indiana home to Atlanta, Tuesday, March 6
Chicago at Milwaukee, Wednesday, March 7