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NBA Matchup - Bulls Pacers Odds Preview

Indiana PacersChicago Bulls
April 18, 9:30 PM | United Center

Indiana Pacers vs Chicago Bulls Odds

37-45TEAM RECORD62-20

Indiana pays a visit to Chicago on Monday, hoping to send the Bulls to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at United Center.

The Pacers will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 37-42-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bulls are 50-31-1 ATS. Indiana is 37-44-1 against the total, while Chicago is 34-48 versus the number.

View Indiana vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bulls are listed as 11-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 191.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Bulls, currently No. 1 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Pacers, who rate No. 11 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 105-97 victory for the Bulls.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pacers rank No. 5 in the league with 43.5 per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 2 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Chicago is the NBA’s No. 15-ranked team at 6.2 per game, while the Pacers rate No. 10 with 7.1 per contest.

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.

Last time out for Indiana, they were a 104-99 loser as they battled the Bulls on the road. The Pacers covered in the match as a 12.5-point underdog, while 203 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Danny Granger scored 24 points in a failed effort to lead the Pacers to victory (they lost 104-99 to Chicago at United Center on Saturday).

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Chicago are 3-7
After playing Chicago are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

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

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

Next up:
Indiana home to Chicago, Thursday, April 21
Chicago at Indiana, Thursday, April 21

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