Just a day after being served up to the Spurs on Christmas, the Bulls will host the Pacers in a Boxing Day battle. Chicago has fallen off the map lately and will look to avoid their fourth straight loss. Not only have they lost three in a row overall, they’ve lost three consecutive games in the second half of a back-to-back.
- The Bulls are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 and the Pacers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6.
- 6 of the Bulls’ last 7 games have gone UNDER their closing total.
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of the Bulls’ last 10 games in the 2nd game of a back-to-back.
Although the Pacers have been on the losing end of this matchup in recent years, they’ve had the slight edge in the betting market going 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games against the Bulls. Indiana and Chicago have split the season series so far with the home team coming out victorious in both their two previous meetings.
Chicago came out flat as a Christmas crepe yesterday and never really had a chance against San Antonio. The blowout may actually have worked in Bulls’ favor for the game today as Fred Hoiberg got a chance to give his starter’s legs a little rest for their second game in as many days.
The betting trends are not really favoring either team in this one so you should be safe to roll with the Bulls at home on the spread or the moneyline.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The visiting Indiana Pacers betting line opened this morning as 4.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds – Shark
(including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 205 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.
Odds – Shark
score prediction models pick a 102-100 result in favor of the Bulls today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Indiana Pacers vs Chicago Bulls Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Chicago Bulls are 14-16 so far on the NBA season, and 14-16 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Indiana Pacers, meanwhile, are 15-16 and 12-19 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Chicago go 10-20 and the Pacers go 17-14 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Indiana injuries news.
It’s a betting matchup between the No. 16-rated Chicago Bulls and the No. 27-ranked Indiana Pacers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds – Shark
The game also pits Chicago’s No. 23-ranked offense averaging 101 PPG, against a Indiana Pacers defense that ranks No. 20 at 106.32 PPG. The Chicago Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 43.86% so far, less than the Indiana Pacers shooters have achieved on the year, 45.26% per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Jeff Teague was dynamite, scoring 31 points and adding 5 rebounds but Boston still won, 109-102, over Indiana on Thursday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Chicago got 24 points from Dwyane Wade but lost anyway 119-100 against the Spurs on Sunday at AT&T Center.
- Indiana is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
- Indiana is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- Indiana is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Indiana is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Chicago is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
- Chicago is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago’s last 7 games
- Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Indiana at Washington, Wednesday, December 28th
Chicago home to Brooklyn, Wednesday, December 28th