Chicago Bulls at Indiana Pacers Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 12/28/2014
Monday, December 29, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis
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The Chicago Bulls will be going on the road on Monday night to take on the Indiana Pacers in a game between two of the better defenses from the Eastern Conference. In their first meeting of the season, the Pacers came away with a 99-90 road win over the Bulls.
On Saturday night, the Bulls won their sixth straight game when they defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 107-100 at home. They shot the ball well in that game and they were able to force 15 Pelicans turnovers.
The Bulls are currently in the top 10 in the NBA in both scoring and points allowed per game. Point guard Derrick Rose is back to playing at an elite level and is currently averaging 18.1 points with nearly five assists per game. Their top scorer is shooting guard Jimmy Butler, who is averaging 22 points per game.
The Pacers played one of their most complete games of the year on Saturday night when they blew out the Brooklyn Nets 110-85 on the road. They shot the ball very well in that win, finishing with a high 51.2 field goal percentage.
Through 31 games, the Pacers have one of the best defenses in the NBA, but their offense is barely able to score 95 points a night. Their top scorer is point guard George Hill, but even he has only been able to average 13.3 points per game this season.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
Chicago Bulls are 15-15-0 Against the Spread
Chicago Bulls are 16-13-0 against the Over/Under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
Indiana Pacers are 17-12-2 Against the Spread
Indiana Pacers are 19-12-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/27/14 G Kirk Hinrich Hamstring "?" Monday vs. Indiana
12/12/14 F Doug McDermott Knee out indefinitely
12/28/14 G C.J. Miles Respiratory "?" Monday vs. Chicago
12/28/14 F Damjan Rudez Respiratory "?" Monday vs. Chicago
12/08/14 C Ian Mahinmi Foot expected to miss 6-8 weeks
08/02/14 F Paul George Leg out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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