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Pacers visit Bulls in hoops battle

Indiana PacersChicago Bulls
Jan 25, 8:00 PM | United Center

Indiana Pacers vs Chicago Bulls Odds


The visiting Pacers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at United Center against the Bulls.

Supporters of the Pacers have seen them go 11-5 and 9-7 ATS so far this season, while the Bulls are at 16-3 and 12-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulls are 10-9, while the Pacers are 6-10.

View Indiana vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Pacers are listed as 8-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 184.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 9 (Bulls) and the No. 14 (Pacers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 102-93 result in favor of the Bulls is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 10-ranked offense (96.8 PPG) against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 5 at 90.5 PPG. The Bulls have averaged 46.4% from the field per game, more than the Pacers have managed so far this season (41.7% on average).

Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 93.2 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Indiana, they were a 102-83 loser as they battled the Magic at home. The Pacers failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 185 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Pacers endured a 102-83 loss at the hands of the Magic on Tuesday, despite a 16-point effort from Danny Granger at Conseco Fieldhouse.

Chicago was a 110-95 winner in its last match at home against the Nets. They covered the 13.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 205 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Richard Hamilton scored 22 points and chipped in with 10 assists for Chicago on Monday, leading the Bulls to a 110-95 victory over New Jersey at United Center.

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

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After playing New Jersey are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

A few Pacers at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indiana's last 8 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Indiana is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Indiana's last 10 games
Indiana is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana
Chicago is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Indiana at Boston, Friday, January 27
Chicago home to Milwaukee, Friday, January 27