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Indiana Pacers vs Chicago Bulls 12/26/2021 Picks Previews and Prediction

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Indiana Pacers vs Chicago Bulls 12-26-2021 Picks Previews and Prediction

Indiana Pacers vs Chicago Bulls 12/26/2021 – The Indiana Pacers will take the road for an exciting Sunday night NBA battle against the Chicago Bulls from Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Pacers are coming into this game holding a 14-19 record on the season. Indiana is currently at the 13th spot in the Eastern Conference play. The Chicago Bulls are just the opposite as they remain at the second spot. The Bulls are holding a neat 19-10 record on the season. The NBA betting experts have predicted a win for their Bulls and they look forward to building on their winning streak.

Indiana Pacers vs Chicago Bulls 12/26/2021

When: December 26, 2021 8:00 PM ET
Where: United Center in Chicago, Illinois
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Stream: NBA League Pass

Indiana Pacers vs Chicago Bulls 12/26/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Indiana Pacers +8.5 (-111) 214.5 o (-110) +333
Chicago Bulls -8.5 (-111) 214.5 u (-110) -450
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Indiana Pacers Betting

The Pacers won their last game against the Houston Rockets with a final score of 118-106. Indiana had Myles Turner contribute 32 points in their success. The leading scorer for the Pacers is Malcolm Brogdon with an average of 19.0 points per game. Brogdon is also the leader in assists with 6.1. The leading rebounder with 11.6 boards is Domantas Sabonis. Indiana has five players averaging in double figures and are reaching an average of 107.9 points per game with their scoring offense.

Players to watch: P. George SG 26 GP 26 GS 35.5 MIN 24.7 PTS 0.4 OR 6.7 DR 7.1 REB 5.5 AST 2 STL 0.4 BLK 4.2 TO 2.5 PF 1.3 AST/TO 18.38 PER

R. Jackson PG 31 GP 31 GS 32.6 MIN 17.2 PTS 0.6 OR 2.8 DR 3.4 REB 4.2 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 2.1 TO 1.8 PF 2 AST/TO 12.22 PER

M. Morris Sr. SF 13 GP 13 GS 29.7 MIN 13.8 PTS 0.5 OR 4.3 DR 4.8 REB 1.9 AST 0.5 STL 0.3 BLK 1.4 TO 2.2 PF 1.4 AST/TO 11.97 PER

Chicago Bulls Betting

The Chicago Bulls are riding a two-game winning streak and are just a couple of games behind the Brooklyn Nets at the top. The Bulls defeated the Houston Rockets in their last game with a final score of 133-118. Chicago has DeMar DeRozan as their leader in scoring with 26.8 points per game. The second-leading scorer with 26 points is Zach LaVine. From the rebounding department, Nikola Vucevic is the leader with 10.4 boards. When it comes to assists, Lonzo Ball has taken the lead with 5.0 assists.

Players to watch: D. DeRozan SF 26 GP 26 GS 35.1 MIN 26.8 PTS 0.6 OR 4.5 DR 5.2 REB 4.2 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2 TO 2.2 PF 2.1 AST/TO 24.06 PER

Z. LaVine SG 27 GP 27 GS 35.1 MIN 26 PTS 0.3 OR 5 DR 5.3 REB 4.2 AST 0.5 STL 0.3 BLK 2.7 TO 1.6 PF 1.6 AST/TO 21.62 PER

N. Vucevic C 22 GP 22 GS 33.1 MIN 15.5 PTS 1.7 OR 8.7 DR 10.4 REB 3.5 AST 0.9 STL 1 BLK 1.5 TO 2.3 PF 2.3 AST/TO 15.71 PER.

Indiana Pacers vs Chicago Bulls 12/26/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Indiana Pacers

The total has gone OVER in 10 of Indiana’s last 14 games.
Indiana are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games against Chicago.
Indiana are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games against Chicago.
Pacers are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
Indiana are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Indiana’s last 10 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Indiana’s last 9 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Indiana are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.

Chicago Bulls

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago’s last 9 games.
Chicago are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago’s last 7 games against Indiana.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games at home.
Chicago are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Indiana.
Chicago are 13-7 SU in their last 20 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Chicago are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.
Chicago are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games played in December.

Injuries

Indiana Pacers

T.J. Warren PF Foot is out indefinitely
T.J. McConnell PG Wrist is out indefinitely
Domantas Sabonis PF Calf is “?” Sunday vs Chicago
Malcolm Brogdon PG Achilles is “?” Sunday vs Chicago

Chicago Bulls

Zach LaVine SG COVID-19 is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Indiana
Derrick Jones Jr. SF Hamstring is out indefinitely
Alex Caruso SG Foot is out indefinitely
Lonzo Ball PG COVID-19 is out indefinitely
Alize Johnson PF COVID-19 is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Indiana
Troy Brown SF COVID-19 is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Indiana
Matt Thomas SG COVID-19 is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Indiana
Patrick Williams SF Thumb is out for season
Devon Dotson PG COVID-19 is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Indiana
Ayo Dosunmu PG COVID-19 is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Indiana

Head-to-Head
Indiana Pacers Chicago Bulls
16-16-1 Against the Spread 18-11-0
16-17-0 Straight Up 14-15-0
108 Points per Game 109
107 Points Allowed per Game 106
45.94 Offensive FG% 46.6
78.49 Offensive FT% 81.94
32.42 Offensive 3PT% 37.08
45.76 Defensive FG% 45.36
79.1 Defensive FT% 80.27
35.53 Defensive 3PT% 36.13

Indiana Pacers vs Chicago Bulls Betting Picks

The top online sportsbook odds have predicted a win for the Bulls. Chicago turned out to be one of those top teams this season with a neat overall record. The Bulls are expected to reach the playoffs this season with their impressive gameplay.

Moneyline: An ML of +333 is allocated for Indiana and an ML of -450 is out for the Bulls.

ATS: A spread of +8.5 (-111) is allocated for the Pacers and a spread of -8.5 (-111) is allocated for the Bulls.

TOTALs: The total will go over 214.5 (-110) for the Pacers and the total will go under 214.5 (-110) for the Bulls.

Score Prediction: 117 – 113, Bulls