The Chicago Bulls (22-24) are 1.5-point favorites against the Indiana Pacers (23-25) on January 24, 2023 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Pacers have lost seven in a row while going 2-8 over their past 10 games. The matchup has a 234 point total.
How to bet Bulls vs. Pacers
Chicago Bulls vs. Indiana Pacers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Bulls as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Bulls have -123 odds to pick up the win, while the Pacers are listed at +103 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 234 points.
Bulls vs. Pacers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
- Arena: Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Bulls vs. Pacers Betting Trends
The Bulls have played 46 games, with 26 wins against the spread. Chicago has won eight, or 47.1%, of the 17 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Bulls games this year have eclipsed the over/under 43.8% of the time (21 out of 48 games with a set point total).
The Pacers are 26-21-1 against the spread this season. Indiana has gone 16-22 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 42.1% of those games). Pacers games this year have gone over the total in 23 of 48 opportunities (47.9%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Bulls: Goran Dragic: Out (Illness), Javonte Green: Out (Knee), Lonzo Ball: Out (Knee)
Pacers: Andrew Nembhard: Questionable (Illness), Tyrese Haliburton: Out (Elbow/Knee), Daniel Theis: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls
Offensively, Chicago is posting 114.7 points per game (13th-ranked in league). It is surrendering 114.7 points per contest on defense (18th-ranked). In home games, the Bulls are putting up 0.9 more points per game (115.2) than they are in away games (114.3). The Bulls have been scoring 118.2 points per game in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little higher than the 114.7 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Chicago is averaging 10.8 treys per game (third-worst in NBA), and it sports a 37.1% three-point percentage (ninth-ranked). The Bulls have taken 66.7% two-pointers and 33.3% from beyond the arc this season. Of the team’s buckets, 74.7% are two-pointers and 25.3% are threes.
What you need to know about the Indiana Pacers
At 115 points scored per game and 116.8 points allowed, Indiana is 12th in the league offensively and 24th defensively. The Pacers are scoring more points at home (117.9 per game) than on the road (112.1). Over their past 10 games, the Pacers are putting up 112.9 points per contest, compared to their season average of 115.
Indiana makes 14 3-pointers per game and shoots 36.3% from beyond the arc, ranking sixth and 12th, respectively, in the league. In 2022-23, the Pacers have attempted 42.9% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 57.1% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 34.1% of the Pacers’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 65.9% have been 2-pointers.
Our prediction to win this matchup is the Bulls, and we project that Pacers will cover the spread (Bulls -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 234 points.
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