Chicago Bulls vs. Indiana Pacers Against The Spread Pick
- Updated: March 21, 2014
Time: 7 PM EST Friday March 21, 2014, WGNS
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
The Indiana Pacers host the Chicago Bulls in an Eastern Conference match up.
In their last games: The Bulls beat the Philadelphia 76ers 102-94 and the Pacers losing to the New York Knicks 92-86.
In their win over the 76ers the Bulls did not have a great shooting night and did not play great defense, but they hit over half of their 3-pointers and pulled down 14 offensive rebounds.
In their loss to the Knicks the Pacers played good defense, but they only shot 42.5% from the floor and missed 18 of their 23 3-pointers.
These teams have split the 2 games facing each other this season with the Bulls at home beating the Pacers 110-94.
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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The Bulls are 6-4 in their last 10 games and the Pacers are 5-5.
The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games between these 2 teams.
In the last 13 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Under 9 times.
The Pacers rank 1st in the league on defense and the Bulls rank 2nd. Chicago needs to rely on their D to win, as they rank dead last in scoring.
Point Spread: Indiana -5
Total Line: 181
Money Line: Bulls +175 / Pacers -210
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Chicago Bulls: 38-30 SU 34-34 ATS
Indiana Pacers: 50-18 SU 34-33-1 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• CHI is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
• CHI is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
• CHI has an Under record of 7-3 in their last 10 vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
• IND is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games.
• IND is 6-21-1 ATS in their last 28 games overall.
• IND has an Under record of 4-0 in their last 4 games.
Sagarin Power Rankings
Chicago Bulls: 91.58
Indiana Pacers: 94.74
Key Player Injuries
[G] 11/23/2013 – Derrick Rose out for season ( Knee )
[C] 03/20/2014 – Andrew Bynum out indefinitely ( Knee )
[G] 03/20/2014 – C.J. Watson “?” Friday vs. Chicago ( Hamstring )
Point Spread Pick:
Both of these teams have been destroying their backers bankrolls but prefer Indiana who is 21-1 at home versus the East. Chicago has been sharp with a 14-5 straight up run, but surprisingly didn’t beat much in that stretch.
Take Indiana -5.