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Indiana Pacers vs. Chicago Bulls - 12/4/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Chicago Bulls (5-19) at Indiana Pacers (13-10)
Date & Time Tuesday December 4, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Indiana Pacers -9.5 -- Over/Under: 213.5
TV Channel
NBCH, FSIN
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NBA | Chicago Bulls (5-19) at Indiana Pacers (13-10)
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The Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. 

The Chicago Bulls could use a win here that would snap a six-game losing streak. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 103.4 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 113 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 25 points and 4.7 assists while Jabari Parker is averaging 16.6 points and 7.4 rebounds. Justin Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and Wendell Carter Jr. is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls haven’t won a road game since November 5.

The Indiana Pacers look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 106.2 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 102.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 21.4 points and 4.7 assists while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 16 points and 3.7 rebounds. Domantas Sabonis is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing six rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have split their last six home games.

The Bulls are 8-21 ATS in their last 29 road games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Pacers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest, 24-11 ATS in their last 35 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Bulls are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Indiana. The under is 5-2 in Bulls last 7 road games. The under is 6-2 in Pacers last 8 home games.

The Indiana Pacers may be hit or miss without their best player on the floor, but everybody is good enough to beat the Chicago Bulls. Despite no longer having their head coach, the Bulls are being outscored by 10.8 points in their last five games and 12.6 points on the road this season. The Bulls are also just 2-9 ATS this season when an underdog of at least nine points. The Pacers still have enough to get the job done here rather easily.

Pick:
Indiana Pacers -9.5

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