Chicago Bulls vs. Indiana Pacers - 12/30/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (18-12) at Chicago Bulls (17-12)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -3 -- Over/Under: 201 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls play host to the visiting Indiana Pacers tonight at the United Center.
The Pacers have rebounded from a three-game losing streak with a couple of nice wins including a 93-87 victory over the Hawks on Monday. Paul George had a rare poor shooting night of three of 14 for just nine points, so the Pacers turned to the veteran Monta Ellis who delivered with 26 points on 10 of 20 shooting. Ian Mahinmi had himself a nice game of 13 points on five of eight shooting including a crucial tip-in with six seconds left in the game to seal the win for the Pacers. With the marquee win, Indiana elevates to 18-12 on the season and 11-4 at home where they've won five of their last six.
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Meanwhile, the Bulls have lost four of their last six overall but looked good in Monday's 104-97 win over the Raptors at home. Five Bulls players finished in double figures with Pau Gasol and Tony Snell leading the way with 22 points apiece, while Derrick Rose chipped in with 20 points. JImmy Butler had a quiet game of just five points, but the Bulls' bench more than made up for that, combining for 51 points to the Raptors' 27. With the win, Chicago is now 17-12 on the season and 12-5 at home.
In ATS trends, the Pacers are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games against a team with a winning record and 1-5 ATS in their last six road games, while the Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and 3-12 ATS in their last 15 games following a win.
Head to head, the Pacers are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings overall but the home team is 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
Both teams head into this matchup in similar form but while the Pacers were impressive in their last win, the Bulls looked better than ever with their balanced scoring showing up.