Pacers at Bulls - 11/16/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (6-4) at Chicago Bulls (6-3)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -4.5 -- Over/Under: 165 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, CSNC
The Indiana Pacers and Chicago Bulls square off Monday night at the United Center.
The Indiana Pacers look to remain red hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 96.5 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 96.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 24.3 points and 8.8 rebounds while George Hill is averaging 14 points and 3.7 assists. Monta Ellis is dishing 4.9 assists and Jordan Hill is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and are 3-1 when scoring 100-plus points this season. Paul George is playing at an MVP level, averaging 30 points in his last five games. The Pacers have lost six of their last 10 road games. Rodney Stuckey is questionable with an ankle injury.
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The Chicago Bulls look to build on their solid 6-3 start to the season. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 101.4 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 99.4 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 19.4 points and 5.3 rebounds while Pau Gasol is averaging 14.4 points and 9.4 rebounds. Derrick Rose is dishing six assists and Nikola Mirotic is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and have topped 100 points in four of their last five games. The Bulls are starting to find an offensive groove while still playing defense at a high level. The Bulls have won 11 of their last 12 regular season home games.
The Pacers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bulls are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Monday games. The Pacers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Chicago and the home team is 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The Bulls are tough to beat at home and the home team has coered eight of the last nine games between these two teams. Give me Chicago and the reasonable number.