Chicago Bulls vs Indiana Pacers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Chicago Bulls vs Indiana Pacers Prediction 3/13/2024

The Chicago Bulls (31-34) travel to face off against the Indiana Pacers (37-29) on Wednesday, March 13th. This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and televised on NBCS. The Pacers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Bulls are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Thunder. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

Bulls vs Pacers

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The Bulls Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Bulls were defeated by the Mavericks in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 127-92. In addition to their straight-up loss, the Bulls couldn’t cover the spread as +3.5 point underdogs. Regarding the over/under, the combined score of 219 points ended up below the over/under line of 232.5.

Coming into their matchup with the Pacers, the Bulls have an overall record of 31-34 and are looking to snap their two game losing skid. In Eastern Conference play, the Bulls are 16-22 while going 15-12 in non-conference games.

Chicago comes in with an overall ATS record of 33-31 so far this season. On the road, the Bulls have an ATS record of 17-15, as opposed to a 16-16 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Pacers Are Coming Off A Win

The Pacers beat the Thunder in their most recent game, ending with a score of 121-111. The start of the second half saw the Pacers in the lead, at 58-46.

Coming into today’s game vs. the Bulls, the Pacers are 37-29 overall and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. In Eastern Conference games, the Pacers are 26-15 compared to 11-14 in non-conference games.

Against the spread, Indiana are currently above .500, at 35-29 ATS. On the road, the Pacers have an ATS record of 18-14, as opposed to a 17-15 record against the spread when playing at home.

Bulls Offense Breakdown

In 65 games games, Chicago has an average of 111.5 points per game (25th).

Heading into their matchup with the Pacers, the Bulls are scoring 111.5 points per game, which is 25th in the NBA. On the road, they are averaging 111.9 points per game.

So far this season, Chicago has outscored the NBA scoring average in 40% of their games. In terms of pace, the Bulls are 26th in the league at 97 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Bulls are 23rd in field goal percentage at 46%. From beyond the arc, they are hitting 35% of their three-point attempts, which is 21st in the NBA.

Pacers Offense Breakdown

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The Indiana offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 1st ranked offense at 123.1 points per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Pacers are the top team in the league, averaging 123.1 points per game. So far this season, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 71.2% of their games. At home, Indiana is averaging 125.8 points per game.

Indiana’s offensive success has come from their ability to get to the rim. They lead the NBA in two-point field goal percentage at 58% and are also the top team in field goal percentage overall at 50%. In terms of pace, the Pacers are 2nd in the league.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Indiana is 8th in three-point shooting percentage at 37%. On average, they are making 13.3 three-pointers per game. In terms of free throws, the Pacers are 21st in the NBA.

Bulls Team Defense

On average, the Chicago defense is giving up 113.5 points per game (14th). Right now, they are on a 4 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. In the terms of takeaways, Bulls are causing 11.7 turnovers per game, ranking 4th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 18th in rejections, averaging 4.9 blocked shots each game.

Pacers Team Defense

At this time, the Pacers’ defense is positioned 28th in the NBA, permitting 121.3 points per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Pacers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 56.7% and allowing 37.3% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Bulls And Pacers

For today’s matchup, we project DeMar DeRozan to lead the scoring for the Bulls, putting up 23 points and shooting at a rate of 8/17. During this season, he is delivering an average of 23 points per game, along with 4.2 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Pascal Siakam to be the top scorer for the Pacers. Our projection has him finishing the game with 22, and he is expected to secure 7 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 53.1% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 21.5 points per game.

Bulls vs Pacers Trends

  • The Bulls are 3-2 ATS in their last road games and 4-1 straight-up.
  • When looking at their past three matchups at home, Indiana has an ATS record of 3-0 while averaging 123 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.
  • The last ten games that Chicago was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 6-4 while going 5-5 straight up.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting favorite, the Pacers have gone 2-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.

Bulls vs Pacers Prediction

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Bulls vs. Pacers game, our recommendation is to take the Bulls at +4.5. Despite our model showing the Pacers winning 114-111, we like Bulls as our point-spread pick.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 231.5, and our model predicts the Bulls and Pacers to score a combined 225 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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