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Indiana Pacers vs Chicago Bulls 3/6/2020 Spread Picks and Prediction

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Indiana Pacers vs Chicago Bulls 3-6-2020 Spread Picks and Prediction

Indiana Pacers vs Chicago Bulls 3/6/2020 – The Chicago Bulls host the Indiana Pacers as both teams look to get back on the winning track. Injuries plague both squads heading into this contest. NBA over under sees the Pacers coming out on top as they ramp up their playoff preparations. Indiana holds a 3-0 regular season series lead over the Bulls and need the win more badly over the Bulls. Chicago has low chances of making the playoffs and are behind by 6 games against the eighth seeded Orlando Magic.

Indiana Pacers vs Chicago Bulls 3/6/2020

When: March 6, 2020 8:00 PM ET
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
TV: NBC SPORTS CHICAGO PLUS
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Indiana Pacers vs Chicago Bulls 3/6/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Indiana Pacers -4.5 (-110) 214 o (-110) -200

Chicago Bulls
+4.5 (-110) 214 u (-110) +170
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Indiana Pacers Betting

The Pacers saw their streak stopped by the Milwaukee Bucks and will be out for redemption. Despite the absence of key players, several stars are holding out well. T.J. Warren and Domantas Sabonis will anchor the Indiana offense alongside Malcolm Brogdon. The Pacers are allowing the opposition 107.4 points but tightening up should boost their chances of pulling this one off.

Players to watch: T.J. Warren SF 58 GP 58 GS 32.5 MIN 18.7 PTS 0.9 OR 2.9 DR 3.9 REB 1.5 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 1.3 TO 2.7 PF 1.1 AST/TO 17.52 PER

D. Sabonis PF 58 GP 58 GS 34.5 MIN 18.3 PTS 3.1 OR 9.4 DR 12.5 REB 4.9 AST 0.8 STL 0.5 BLK 2.6 TO 3.3 PF 1.9 AST/TO 20.94 PER

M. Brogdon PG 47 GP 47 GS 31.1 MIN 16.6 PTS 0.9 OR 3.9 DR 4.8 REB 7.3 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 2.4 TO 1.9 PF 3 AST/TO 17.9 PER

Chicago Bulls Betting

The Chicago Bulls have 20 games left but their chances of catching the last bus to the playoffs is looking bleak. Injuries to key players have made it doubly harder although there are some who returned to active duty. That includes Lauri Markannen and Otto Porter Jr., guys now tasked to lead the Bulls offensively. The Bulls defense needs to step up, something that has helped them this season. Chicago is allowing 110.1 points per game.

Players to Watch: L. Markkanen PF 46 GP 46 GS 30.3 MIN 15 PTS 1.2 OR 5.2 DR 6.5 REB 1.5 AST 0.8 STL 0.5 BLK 1.7 TO 2 PF 0.9 AST/TO 14.42 PER

C. White PG 61 GP 0 GS 25.1 MIN 12.6 PTS 0.5 OR 3.1 DR 3.5 REB 2.5 AST 0.8 STL 0.1 BLK 1.6 TO 1.8 PF 1.5 AST/TO 11.6 PER

O. Porter Jr. SF 10 GP 9 GS 24.3 MIN 11.9 PTS 0.8 OR 2.4 DR 3.2 REB 1.7 AST 0.9 STL 0.4 BLK 0.7 TO 2.2 PF 2.4 AST/TO 15.36 PER

Indiana Pacers vs Chicago Bulls 3/6/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Indiana Pacers

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana’s last 7 games.
Indiana are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Indiana are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Chicago.
Pacers are 8-0 SU in their last 8 games against Chicago.
Indiana are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago.
Indiana are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.
Indiana are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games played in March.

Chicago Bulls

The total has gone OVER in 11 of Chicago’s last 15 games.
Chicago are 2-11 SU in their last 13 games.
Bulls are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games at home.
Chicago are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chicago’s last 9 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago’s last 8 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.
Chicago are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games played in March.
Chicago are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games played on a Friday.

Injuries

Indiana Pacers

Jeremy Lamb SG ACL is out for season
Victor Oladipo SG Knee is “?” Friday vs Chicago
Jakarr Sampson SF Hip is “?” Friday vs Chicago
Doug McDermott SF Toe is “?” Friday vs Chicago
T.J. Warren PF Leg is “?” Friday vs Chicago
Malcolm Brogdon PG Hip is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs Chicago

Chicago Bulls

Zach LaVine SG Quad is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Indiana
Kris Dunn PG Knee is out indefinitely
Luke Kornet PF Ankle is OUT 6-8 weeks
Chandler Hutchison SF Shoulder is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Indiana Pacers Chicago Bulls
32-28-2 Against the Spread 27-34-1
32-29-1 Straight Up 33-29-0
109.3 Points per Game 106.9
107.4 Points Allowed per Game 110.1
47.59 Offensive FG% 44.56
78.69 Offensive FT% 75.74
36.2 Offensive 3PT% 35.01
44.73 Defensive FG% 47.72
78.69 Defensive FT% 75.92
34.59 Defensive 3PT% 35.34

Indiana Pacers vs Chicago Bulls Betting Picks

NBA game odds see the Pacers pulling this one off despite being the visiting team. Both teams have multiple players injured but Indiana’s has more healthy stars available. A win is essential for the Pacers who are trying to catch up with the Philadelphia 76ers. Philly is just half a game ahead of Indiana in the Eastern Conference.

Moneyline: The ML handed to the Pacers for this game is at -200 while the Bulls are at +170 at home.

ATS: -4.5 is given to the Pacers across the spread while on the other side of the line are the Bulls with +4.5.

TOTALs: 214 is the given total for this match with the Pacers going over and the Bulls the team under.

Score Prediction: 123 – 109 Pacers