Chicago Bulls at Indiana Pacers odds, ideas and predictions
The Indiana Pacers (22-26) hosts rival Central Division Chicago Bulls (20-28) Tuesday at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The tip is set at 7 p.m. ET. Below we analyze the Bulls-Pacers odds and lines, with NBA tips and predictions.
Chicago lost six games (2-4 against the spread) by unbalancing the Brooklyn Nets 115-107 as 2.5-point underdogs on Sunday. Indiana’s 139-133 overtime win against the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday stopped the defeat in three games.
The Pacers were without an All-Star PF Domantas Sabonis and top scorer PG Malcolm Brogdon when beating San Antonio. For the past two weeks, Indiana is 3-3 Straight Up and 2-4 ATS.
This is the rubber match between the bulls and the pacers as these teams split their first two meetings of the season. Chicago won the final matchup 120-112 in overtime as the 4.5-point street dog on February 15.
Right now, Indiana and Chicago are tied in the Eastern Conference standings, occupying the last two places (9th and 10th seed) in the postseason play-in tournament.
Cops at Pacers: Odds, spread and lines
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- Money line: Bulls -115 (Bet $ 115 to Win $ 100) | Pacers -105 (Bet $ 105 to Win $ 100)
- Against the spread / ATS: Cops -1 (-115) | Pacemaker +1 (-105)
- Over under: 225.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Cops at Pacers: Key violations
- PG Coby White (Neck) probably
- SG Garrett Temple (Hamstring) out
- PF Daniel Theis (personally) out
- PG Malcolm Brogdon (hip) questionable
- PF Domantas Sabonis (Ankle) questionable
- SG Jeremy Lamb (Toe) questionable
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Bulls at Pacers: odds, lines, predictions and tips
Bulls 116, Pacers 110
Money line (ML)
If Sabonis misses Tuesday’s game, Bulls will be SG Zach LaVine becomes the best player on the floor and Chicago’s forecourt should settle in color.
Bulls PF Thaddeus Young In particular, it would be a matchup nightmare for Indiana, which is expected to start forward Doug McDermott in place of Sabonis and Chicago’s newly acquired All-Star C. Nikola Vucevic already fits in with his new teammates.
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Against the Spread (ATS)
CONSIST unless the cops become underdogs with 2.5 points or more. At this point you should get the points.
This is a much better place for Chicago. The Bulls have 11-5 ATS in street games against teams with one loss, while the Pacers have the third worst coverage rate as home favorites (5-12 ATS) and 2-9 ATS at home against teams with one loss.
Over / Under (O / U)
Light “LEAN” for OVER 225.5 (-110) For one-fifth of a unit, if any, because Chicago is 10-7 O / U as a street dog, Indiana is 10-7 O / U as a home favorite and both Bulls-Pacers meetings earlier this season went over budget.
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