Pacers vs. Bulls Prediction
The Pacers are catching 8.5 points on Sunday night in Chicago where they’ll take on the Bulls at 8:00 p.m. ET. Is Indiana a good bet to cover as an underdog or is there a better play on the board?
543 Indiana Pacers (+8.5) at 544 Chicago Bulls (-8.5); o/u 216
8:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, December 26, 2021
United Center, Chicago, IL
TV: NBA TV
Indiana Pacers DFS Spin
Domantas Sabonis (right calf soreness) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bulls. Sabonis was held out of Thursday's game against the Rockets, with Oshae Brissett filling the resulting void in the starting lineup. Brissett would be worth streaming in deep leagues if Sabonis has to miss another game, and this also impact Myles Turner. Serving as the sole "traditional" big man in the starting lineup, he went off against the Rockets. Turner is already rostered in 99% of Yahoo leagues, so this would be more impactful from a DFS standpoint.
Atlanta Hawks DFS Spin
Zach LaVine has cleared the health and safety protocols. This is a welcome sight for the Bulls who were hit hard in the last two weeks. LaVine was able to practice on Thursday so we'd imagine he'll be cleared in time for Sunday's game vs. Indiana. This news does dampen the appeal of Coby White, but he may still have some streaming value with Alex Caruso injured.
Pacers vs. Bulls NBA Betting Prediction
The Pacers are 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games versus the Bulls and have covered in four straight games at the United Center. The Pacers have also covered in six of their last seven games as a road underdog, are 7-2 against the number in their last nine games as an underdog either home or away and are 15-7 at the betting window in their last 22 games when facing an opponent with a winning record.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: INDIANA PACERS +8.5