Pacers vs. Bulls Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Pacers are a 3-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 205 points.
Indiana is 5-7 following a 114-97 loss at the Pistons. Chicago comes in at 2-7 after a 119-114 loss at the Raptors. The four meetings last season went 2-2 straight up and ATS. .
The Pacers were led by Victor Oladipo as he scored 21 points in the loss at Detroit. Al Jefferson had 19 points and six boards off the bench. Thaddeus Young added 16 points, six rebounds and four assists. Indiana was outscored by a combined 69-44 in the second and fourth quarters.
Chicago was paced by Bobby Portis as he accounted for 21 points, 13 rebounds and four assists off the bench in the loss at Toronto. Robin Lopez scored 20 points. Justin Holiday added 15 points and four assists. The Bulls could not climb back despite outscoring the hosts 33-21 in the fourth quarter.
The under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings. Indiana is 0-4 ATS in its last four games overall.
The Bulls are a slightly better team with the energy of Portis coming off the bench and he had a massive season debut. As a home underdog, this is a good spot to target the Bulls after playing the Raptors tough on the road.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: CHICAGO BULLS +3