Indiana Pacers vs. Chicago Bulls ATS Pick
- Updated: March 24, 2014
Time: 8 PM EST Monday March 24, 2014, CSNC
Location: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
The Chicago Bulls host the Indiana Pacers in an Eastern Conference match up.
In their last games: The Bulls beat the Philadelphia 76ers 91-81 and the Pacers lost to the Memphis Grizzlies 82-71.
In their win over the 76ers the Bulls played great defense holding Philadelphia to 34.5% shooting. For the game the 76ers made only 1 of their 20 3-point attempts.
In their loss to the Grizzlies the Pacers were cold shooting with a FG% of only 36.5%.
The Pacers have won 2 of 3 games this season against the Bulls with the most recent being a 91-79 win in Indiana.
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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 games between these 2 teams.
In the last 14 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Under 10 times.
In the 3 games between these 2 teams this season the home team has won every time.
Pacers leading scorer Paul George has averaged 14.3 ppg in the 3 games facing the Bulls this season and in his last 3 games overall he is shooting 22.5% from th floor.
In terms of opponents points allowed the Pacers rank 1st in the league this season and the Bulls rank 2nd.
Point Spread: Chicago -1.5
Total Line: 180.5
Money Line: Pacers +102 / Bulls -122
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Indiana Pacers: 51-19 SU 35-34-1 ATS
Chicago Bulls: 39-31 SU 34-36 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• IND is 5-16 ATS in their last 21 road games.
• IND is 6-19-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall.
• IND has an Under record of 4-0 in their last 4 games.
• CHI is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
• CHI is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
• CHI has an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.
Sagarin Power Rankings
Indiana Pacers: 94.60
Chicago Bulls: 91.34
Key Player Injuries
[G] 03/23/2014 – C.J. Watson doubtful Monday vs. Chicago ( Hamstring )
[C] 03/20/2014 – Andrew Bynum out indefinitely ( Knee )
[G] 11/23/2013 – Derrick Rose out for season ( Knee )
Point Spread Prediction:
The Indiana Pacers do have a winning record (19-15) away from home but haven’t fared that well in the visitor role in recent weeks with a 2-5 mark straight up and 1-6 against the point spread. The recent lends more support for the match-up trend that has seen the home team win the last 6 in this series covering the betting line in 4 straight and 5 of the 6.
Take the Chicago Bulls -1.5.