Indiana Pacers vs Chicago Bulls NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Indiana Pacers vs Chicago Bulls Prediction 3/27/2024

The Indiana Pacers (41-32) travel to face off against the Chicago Bulls (34-38) on Wednesday, March 27th. This game will be played at United Center in Chicago 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 Clippers. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

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The Pacers Are Coming Off A Win

Most recently, the Pacers bested the Clippers with a score of 133-116. The start of the second half saw the Pacers in the lead, at 65-62.

As they take on the Bulls today, the Pacers are looking to build on their above .500 record of 41-32. When playing away from home, the Pacers are 20-17 compared to their 21-15 record at home.

Indiana currently has an ATS record of 39-32, placing them above .500 against the spread. During this season, Indiana has a 16-19 record against the spread as favorites and 23-13 as underdogs.

The Bulls Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent matchup, the Bulls conveyed a message to the Wizards with a score of 107-105. The Bulls managed to secure te win, even though they were behind at halftime 53-49.

Heading into their matchup against the Pacers, the Bulls are 34-38 overall and are looking to snap a three-game losing skid. In the Eastern Conference, the Bulls are currently 9th and sit 4th in the Central division.

This season, Chicago holds an ATS record of 35-36, which also includes their four game losing streak against the spread. Chicago has gone 14-15 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 21-21 when playing as underdogs.

Pacers Offense Breakdown

The Pacers arrive for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, scoring an average of 123.3 points per game (1st).

Indiana comes into the game with the top-ranked offense in the NBA, averaging 123.3 points per game. They have also been the best road scoring team, averaging 121.4 points away from home.

So far this season, the Pacers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 72.6% of their games. They have also been the top team in terms of field goal percentage, shooting 50% from the field.

Indiana has been one of the top teams in terms of pace, ranking 2nd in the league at 101.5 possessions per game. They have also been the best team at getting to the free-throw line, averaging 20.9 attempts per game.

Bulls Offense Breakdown

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Through 72 games the Bulls are averaging 112 points per contest, placing them 21st in the NBA.

At home, the Bulls are averaging 111.4 points per game, which ranks 24th in the NBA. Overall, they are 21st in scoring at 112 points per game. In terms of pace, Chicago is 22nd in the league at 97 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Bulls are 19th in field goal percentage at 46%. They are also 19th in three-point shooting at 35%. In terms of three-point attempts, they are 23rd in the league at 32.5 per game.

On the season, Chicago is 9th in offensive rebounds and 23rd in assists. In terms of free throw attempts, they are 19th in the NBA.

Pacers Team Defense

Facing Chicago, the Pacers aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 120.9 points allowed per game (29th). In the terms of takeaways, Pacers are causing 12.4 turnovers per game, ranking 14th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 8th in rejections, averaging 5.8 blocked shots each game.

Bulls Team Defense

On average, the Chicago defense is giving up 113.8 points per game (15th). Right now, they are on a 6 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Bulls are forcing 11.6 per game, which is 4th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 17th in blocked shots at 4.8 per game.

Key Players For The Pacers And Bulls

In today’s game, our projections have Pascal Siakam leading the Pacers with 21 points on 8/16 shooting from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 21.9 points per game, along with 7 rebounds.

As for Chicago, DeMar DeRozan is projected to be the primary scorer for the Bulls. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 24, and adding 4 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 47.4%, and he is contributing 23.3 points per game on average.

Pacers vs Bulls Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Indiana has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 133 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Chicago has an ATS mark of 6-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 6-4 while averaging 117 points per game.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Bulls have a straight up record of 0-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 0-3.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Pacers have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-3.

Pacers vs Bulls Prediction

In this Pacers vs. Bulls matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Bulls at +2.5. While we project the Pacers to win 114-112, our recommendation is to bet on the Bulls for the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 234.5, and our model projects the Pacers and Bulls to reach a combined total of 226 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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