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Pacers vs Bulls NBA Game Preview

Indiana PacersChicago Bulls
Dec 4, 8:00 PM | United Center

Indiana Pacers vs Chicago Bulls Odds


A key NBA battle sees the visiting Pacers travelling to Chicago Tuesday to face the Bulls on Tuesday.

The Bulls bring a 8-7 record (4-11 ATS) to the battle against the 8-9 Pacers, who are 8-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Chicago go 5-10 so far and the Pacers go 7-10. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Indiana vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Chicago opened as 5.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 183 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulls sit at No. 13 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Pacers are at No. 12 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Bulls will win this game 95-91.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 94.4 PPG, against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 3 at 91.9 PPG. The Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 44.1% so far, more than the Pacers shooters have achieved on the year, 41.4% per game.

Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, giving up 92 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.

Indiana lost its last outing, a 103-92 result against the Warriors on December 1. The Pacers failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog, while the 195 combined points took the game OVER the total. David West scored 23 points in a failed effort to lead the Pacers to victory (they lost 103-92 to Golden State at Oracle Arena on Saturday).

Chicago was a 93-88 winner in its last match at home against the 76ers. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 181 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Luol Deng scored 25 points for Chicago on Saturday, leading the Bulls to a 93-88 victory over Philadelphia at United Center.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Portland are 5-5
After playing Golden State are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 9-1
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Pacers at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Indiana's last 7 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games
Indiana is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Indiana is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games
Chicago is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Indiana home to Portland, Wednesday, December 5
Chicago at Cleveland, Wednesday, December 5