Indiana Pacers vs Chicago Bulls betting tips and predictions for Monday’s NBA game. Looking for their 4th straight home win, the Chicago Bulls host the Indiana Pacers. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Playing on the road has been tough for the Indiana Pacers this season, they’ve won only twice in 11 games and are currently on a 3-game losing streak. They did beat the New Orleans Pelicans 111-94 at home over the weekend, but they ender tonight’s game against the Bulls as 3.5 point underdogs. Domantas Sabonis led the way with 20 points as 3 other Pacer starters scored in double figures in what was a blowout home win. No starter played more than 26 minute as the game was pretty much over in the 3rd quarter. That is good news ahead of tonight’s game, the Pacers have been pretty solid against the Bulls in head-to-head meetings recently. Indy has covered the spread 6 times in the last 8 against the Bulls and they’ve beaten them 10 times in the last 12 games, including 5 in a row at United Center.
The Bulls have already ended long losing streaks against certain teams this season and the way they’ve been playing recently that record could come to an end tonight. Chicago has won 4 of their last 5 games and are coming off a 109-103 home win over the New York Knicks. DeMar DeRozan continued his brilliant play with 31 points on 50% shooting from the field, Zach LaVine added 21 as the Bulls continue to be without their starting center Nikola Vucevic. They are one of the hotter teams in the NBA at home having won 6 of their 8 games there. They’ve also covered the spread in 8 of their last 10 at United Center, so things are definitely headed in the right direction.
Chicago has had the upper hand in 2 of the last 3 meetings, so I’m not too worried with the fact they’ve lost 5 straight at home to the Pacers. Both of their scorers are in good form and the absence of Vucevic hasn’t had too much of a bad impact on them. I can definitely see them winning tonight, so let’s back Chicago to cover here.
Chicago Bulls – Indiana Pacers Odds
Chicago Bulls – Indiana Pacers Predictions
Bulls -3.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Indiana’s defense has produced some solid results in 3 of their last 4 games, but we have to remember their opponents were the Pelicans, Pistons and Knicks in those games, all teams that are not as talented on offense as the Bulls are. Chicago averages 110.5 points per game at home this season and their last 4 games have all been high scoring. The over has also landed in 5 of their last 6 against the Pacers and the two teams are averaging 215 points per game in the last 10 games head-to-head. Indiana has allowed 100+ in 3 of their last 6 games, on the road this season they are allowing 108.5 points per game which ranks in the bottom 15 of the NBA. Both teams average over 100 possessions per game, so I think we could be in for a higher scoring game in this one. Give me the over.
Over 208.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365