Indiana Pacers vs. Chicago Bulls - 11/5/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (3-2) at Indiana Pacers (2-3)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 215 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers meet Saturday night in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Chicago Bulls look to get back on track after losing their last two games, including Friday’s loss to the New York Knicks. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 110.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 98.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.3 points and 2.5 assists while Dwyane Wade is averaging 15.8 points and 3.8 rebounds. Nikola Mirotic is the third double-digit scorer and Doug McDermott is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 40.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 52.3 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have split their last 10 road games.
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The Indiana Pacers look to remain unbeaten at home and get back to a .500 record. The Indiana Pacers are averaging The 109.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 115 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 24 points and 2.6 assists while Myles Turner is averaging 17.4 points and 7.8 rebounds. C.J. Miles is the third double-digit scorer and Thaddeus Young is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won five straight home games.
The Bulls are 10-24 ATS in their last 34 Saturday games and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Central. The Pacers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bulls are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Indiana and the home team is 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
Are the Chicago Bulls good or not? The Bulls started with three straight wins but have now lost back-to-back games and losing at home to the Knicks by double digits isn't a good look. The Pacers play well at home and have the offensive firepower to run this Bulls team into the ground. Not to mention Chicago played last night and now has to travel and what not. Pacers and the small line is a strong bet here.