Chicago Bulls vs Indiana Pacers 11/03/2019 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Chicago Bulls vs Indiana Pacers 11/03/2019 – The Indiana Pacers (2-3) are beginning to find their winning formula after a slow start in the season. On Sunday, Malcolm Brogdon and the company will be gunning for a third straight victory as they play host to the Chicago Bulls (2-4) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Coming off back-to-back wins vs. the Brooklyn Nets 118-108 and the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-95, the Pacers open as the NBA betting favorites at -160. However, the Bulls will be entering the match with their heads high after a 112-106 win over the Detroit Pistons on Friday.
Chicago Bulls vs Indiana Pacers 11/03/2019
Chicago Bulls vs Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers Betting Odds
Chicago Bulls Betting
The Chicago Bulls are still figuring out the right combination of players to finish the game. On Friday’s win over the Pistons, Bulls head coach Jim Boylen decided to sit third-year forward Lauri Markkanen in favor of veteran forward Thaddeus Young. The gamble did pay off as Young provided key plays on both ends of the floor to help Chicago edge the home team. Zach Lavine finished with 26 points and Otto Porter added 22 markers.
Players to Watch: Zach LaVine (21.2 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 3.8 RPG), Lauri Markkanen (16.8 PPG, 9.0 RPG, 2.5 RPG), Wendell Carter Jr. (13.7 PPG, 9.3 APG, 0.7 APG)
Indiana Pacers Betting
The Pacers are rolling in the past two games, all thanks to the fine play of Malcolm Brogdon and Domantas Sabonis. Brogdon, Indiana’s prized free-agent acquisition last summer, recorded 25 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists in an excellent all-around performance. Sabonis continued to step up in the absence of injured center Myles Turner as he finished with 18 points and 17 boards. Indiana just shot 5-for-27 from the three-point area but grabbed 57 big rebounds.
Players to Watch: Malcolm Brogdon (22.6 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 10.2 APG), Domantas Sabonis (21.8 PPG, 11.4 RPG, 2.6 APG), Jeremy Lamb (18.7 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 1.3 APG)
Chicago Bulls vs Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers Betting Numbers
Chicago is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games.
Indiana is 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games.
Lauri Markkanen PF Side is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Indiana
Victor Oladipo SG Knee is out indefinitely
Chicago Bulls vs Indiana Pacers Betting Picks
The Pacers have an 8-2 record vs. the Bulls in their last 10 head-to-head games. Indiana is averaging 105.80 PPG on 48.00% FG, while Chicago is scoring 98.60 PPG on 48.00% FG in those games.
Moneyline: Their performance in the last two games is an indication that the Pacers (-160) are beginning to find their groove back after a slow start. They should easily bag this game behind great numbers from Brogdon and Sabonis.
ATS: The Pacers will win this one by over 3.5 points. Despite a 4-6 ATS record in the last 10 with the Bulls, Indiana’s deep talent roster should be enough to beat their Central Division rival by double digits.
TOTALs: The O/U total for this game is set at 217 points. With both teams averaging around 105 points per game, I doubt this game between the Pacers and Bulls will go over.
Score Prediction: 101-93 Pacers