Bulls vs Pacers Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Sunday, March 5, 2023

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The Chicago Bulls (29-35) face the Indiana Pacers (28-36) as 5.5-point favorites on Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 3:30 PM ET on NBCS. The point total for the game is set at 225.5.

How to bet Bulls vs. Pacers

Chicago Bulls vs. Indiana Pacers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Bulls as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Bulls have -216 odds to pick up the win, while the Pacers are listed at +179 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 225.5 points.

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Bulls vs. Pacers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, March 5, 2023
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Arena: United Center

Bulls vs. Pacers Betting Trends

In the Bulls’ 64 games this season, they have 32 wins against the spread. Chicago has been victorious in 15, or 53.6%, of the 28 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Bulls games this year have hit the over 40.6% of the time (26 out of 64 games with a set point total).

The Pacers have 34 wins against the spread in 64 games this year. Indiana has won 20 of the 51 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (39.2%). The Pacers have hit the over 46.9% of the time this year (30 of 64 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Bulls Leaders
DeMar DeRozan 58 25.1 4.5 5.1 1 0.5 0.5
Zach LaVine 60 24.4 4.7 4 1 0.2 2.8
Nikola Vucevic 64 17.7 11.3 3.3 0.7 0.8 1.6
Patrick Williams 64 10.1 4.3 1.3 0.8 0.8 1.4
Ayo Dosunmu 62 9.2 3.1 2.8 0.7 0.3 0.8


Pacers Leaders
Tyrese Haliburton 51 20.1 3.7 10.1 1.7 0.5 2.8
Myles Turner 54 18.1 7.9 1.4 0.6 2.3 1.7
Buddy Hield 64 17.4 4.9 2.7 1.2 0.3 3.8
Bennedict Mathurin 64 16.9 4.1 1.4 0.6 0.1 1.4
Aaron Nesmith 57 9.6 3.7 1.2 0.8 0.4 1.5
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Bulls vs. Pacers Injury Report

Pacers: Tyrese Haliburton: Questionable (Calf), Aaron Nesmith: Questionable (Hip), Kendall Brown: Out (Leg)

What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls

With 112.9 points per game on offense, Chicago ranks 20th in the NBA. Defensively, it allows 112.5 points per contest, which ranks 10th in the league. Offensively the Bulls have played better when playing at home this season, scoring 114.1 points per game, compared to 111.7 per game away from home. The Bulls have seen a decrease in scoring lately, racking up 105 points per game in their last 10 outings, 7.9 points fewer than the 112.9 they’ve scored this season.

Chicago is draining 10.3 treys per game (worst in NBA), and it has a 36% three-point percentage (16th-ranked). The Bulls have taken 67% two-pointers and 33% three-pointers this season. Of the team’s baskets, 75.7% are two-pointers and 24.3% are threes.

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What you need to know about the Indiana Pacers

Indiana is 13th in the NBA in points scored (114.9 per game) and 24th in points conceded (117.3). At home the Pacers are putting up 117.4 points per game, 5.2 more than they are averaging away (112.2). While the Pacers are averaging 114.9 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that in their previous 10 games, tallying 114.7 points per contest.

Beyond the arc, Indiana is sixth in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (13.8). It is 11th in 3-point percentage at 36.4%. The Pacers attempt 42.4% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 33.5% of their made shots are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they attempt 57.6% of their shots, with 66.5% of their makes coming from there.

Our prediction to win this game is the Bulls, and we project that Bulls will cover the spread (Bulls -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 225.5 points.

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Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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