Pacers vs. Bulls - 3/6/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (38-23) at Indiana Pacers (26-34)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 187 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNC, FSMW
The Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers meet Friday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Chicago Bulls look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, the Bulls are averaging 101.2 points on 44 percent shooting and are allowing 98.4 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Pau Gasol is averaging 18.2 points and 12.1 rebounds while Aaron Brooks is averaging 10.8 points and 2.8 assists. Mike Dunleavy is shooting 43 percent from the field and Joakim Noah is grabbing 10.1 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are coming off a come from behind victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in which they won on the last shot. The Bulls are still shooting under 40 percent from the field in their last five games and are 19-10 SU on the road.
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The Indiana Pacers look to keep rolling after winning six of their last seven games. On the season, the Pacers are averaging 96.2 points on 43.7 percent shooting and are allowing 96.5 points on 43.6 percent shooting. George Hill is averaging 14.1 points and 4.4 assists while C.J. Miles is averaging 12.6 points and 2.9 rebounds. David West is grabbing 7.1 rebounds and Rodney Stuckey is dishing 3.1 assists. The Indiana Pacers are back in the playoff race, as they’re just a half a game out of the last spot in the East. The Pacers are getting it done on the defensive side, as they’re allowing just 38 percent shooting from the field in their last five games. The Pacers are 15-14 SU on their home court.
The Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Pacers are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Central. The Bulls are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Indiana and the home team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Even without the Bulls top players on the court, there's no way I'm turning down this many free points against a subpar Pacers team. The wrong team may be favored here.