Bulls vs. Pacers - 3/18/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (30-36) at Chicago Bulls (40-28)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -1.5 -- Over/Under: 187 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, CSNC
The Indiana Pacers and Chicago Bulls square off Wednesday night at the United Center.
The Indiana Pacers look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. On the season, the Pacers are averaging 96.6 points on 43.7 percent shooting and are allowing 96.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting. George Hill is averaging 14.9 points and 4.6 assists while Rodney Stuckey is averaging 13.2 points and 3.6 rebounds. C.J. Miles is dishing 1.1 assists and David West is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are allowing just 40.6 percent shooting in their last five games and have won 10 of their last 12 games when allowing less than 100 points. The Pacers are just 12-20 on the road but have to keep winning in order to lock up a playoff spot. Donald Sloan is questionable with a toe injury.
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The Chicago Bulls look to get back on track after losing five of their last six games. On the season, the Bulls are averaging 100.8 points on 43.9 percent shooting and are allowing 98.9 points on 44 percent shooting. Pau Gasol is averaging 18.4 points and 12 rebounds while Aaron Brooks is averaging 11.3 points and three assists. Nikola Mirotic is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Mike Dunleavy is shooting 42.6 percent from the field. The Chicago Bulls are losing games despite allowing just 43 percent shooting in their last five games. The Bulls are 20-14 on their home court, which is the same record on the road. This is the Chicago Bulls first home game in nine days.
The Pacers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulls are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS loss and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Pacers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
In a toss up game, I'm going to side with the Bulls on their home court. The Pacers have been lousy on the road.