The Indiana Pacers (25-34) host the Chicago Bulls (26-31) on February 15, 2023 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Pacers are favored by 2.5 points as they look to break out of a cold spell. They’re losers of five in a row and are 1-9 in their last 10 games. The over/under is set as 231.5 points in this outing.
How to bet Pacers vs. Bulls
Indiana Pacers vs. Chicago Bulls Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Pacers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Pacers have -142 odds to pick up the win, while the Bulls are listed at +121 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 231.5 points.
Pacers vs. Bulls Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
- Arena: Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Pacers vs. Bulls Betting Trends
The Pacers have 30 wins against the spread in 59 games this year. Indiana has been chosen as the favorite in 11 games this year and has walked away with the win seven times (63.6%) in those games. The Pacers have hit the over in 47.4% of their opportunities this year (27 times over 57 games with a set point total).
Against the spread, the Bulls are 30-27-0 this year. Chicago has been the moneyline underdog 32 total times this season. Chicago has gone 14-18 in those games. Bulls games this season have gone over the total in 23 of 57 opportunities (40.4%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Pacers vs. Bulls Injury Report
Bulls: Derrick Jones: Out (Adductor), Goran Dragic: Probable (Knee), DeMar DeRozan: Out (Thigh), Alex Caruso: Questionable (Foot), Javonte Green: Out (Knee), Lonzo Ball: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Indiana Pacers
On offense, Indiana is scoring 114.5 points per game (14th-ranked in league). It is allowing 117.2 points per contest at the other end of the court (22nd-ranked). The Pacers score 116.7 points per game when playing at home, compared to 112 points per game on the road, a difference of 4.7 points per contest. The Pacers have been racking up 111.7 points per game in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little lower than the 114.5 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.
With 13.7 three-pointers per game, Indiana is sixth in the NBA. It has a 36.1% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 14th in the league. Of the shots attempted by the Pacers in 2022-23, 57.5% of them have been two-pointers (66.6% of the team’s made baskets) and 42.5% have been three-pointers (33.4%).
What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls
Offensively Chicago is the 19th-ranked squad in the league (113.3 points per game). On defense it is 14th (113.3 points allowed per game). At home, the Bulls average 114.8 points per game. On the road, they score 111.9. The Bulls are averaging 107.2 points per game over their last 10 games, which is 6.1 fewer points than their average for the season (113.3).
Chicago is the worst squad in the league in 3-pointers made (10.2 per game) and 16th in 3-point percentage (35.8%). The Bulls attempt 67.1% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 32.9% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 75.9% of the Bulls’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 24.1% are 3-pointers.
Our pick to win this game is the Bulls, and we predict that Bulls will cover the spread (Pacers -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 231.5 points.
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