Chicago Bulls at Indiana Pacers Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 3/20/2014
Friday, March 21, 6:00 PM on WGN, FSIN
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
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The Chicago Bulls moved on to a four-game winning streak by handing the Indiana Pacers their first loss of the season when these 2 teams met last. The Pacers were the only unbeaten team that remained in the NBA. The Bulls' Derrick Rose was not sure if he was going to play because of a sore right hamstring that he injured a few games prior. Rose was effective in his 30 minutes on the court and this was obviously before his season ending knee surgery.
Kirk Hinrich came off the bench to put up 13 points, had 8 assists, and secured 4 rebounds for the Bulls, while Taj Gibson had 15 points and 8 rebounds. Luol Deng also contributed with a well-rounded game, scoring 23 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assista, and 2 steals.
Leading Indiana was Roy Hibbert, who had 14 points. One day earlier he scored his season high with 24 points and 8 blocks. Paul George was only able to score 12 points. He entered the game seventh in the NBA with 24.6 pts per game. The Pacers had just 25 percent shooting from behind the arc including George and Lance Stephenson coming up empty-handed by missing a combined seven 3-pointers.
After a little pushing and shoving, the Bulls Carlos Boozer and Chris Copeland of the Pacers were ejected from the game with just 21 seconds to go.
Chicago is 17-16-0 ATS on the road this season
Chicago is 16-17-0 against the over/under on the road this season
Indiana is 19-15-1 ATS at home this season
Indiana is 13-22-0 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
11/23/13 G Derrick Rose Knee out for season
03/18/14 C Andrew Bynum Knee questionable
03/18/14 G C.J. Watson Hamstring questionable
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago
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