Chicago Bulls at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Parlay 12/6/2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Chicago Bulls head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 8 point favorites.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 3-19. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -11.6 as they are averaging 95.6 points per game while giving up 107.2 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 13-11. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 108.9 points per game and surrendering 107.8, good for a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 9-11-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 9-13-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 15-9-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 12-11-1 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
12/04/17 F Nikola Mirotic Facial is "?" Wednesday vs Indiana
10/12/17 PG Zach LaVine Knee is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
Robin Lopez averages 13.2 points per contest in 29.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 5.5 rebounds per contest for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%. Lauri Markkanen comes into this game averaging 14.5 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Victor Oladipo averages 23.1 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 5 rebounds per game and 4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Myles Turner has scored 14 points per contest while playing 28.9 minutes per game this season for the Pacers. He hauls in 7.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allow 107.2 points per contest which is 19th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 27th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.5 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they allow 24.7 assists per game which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Chicago averages 95.6 points per contest this year, which is 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -11.59 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 30th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 44 boards per contest and 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers give up 107.8 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 27th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 23.6 dimes allowed per game and 17th with 43.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Pacers are 18th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per contest this year. Indiana is 6th in the NBA with 108.9 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.04. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 2nd in the league. They are 17th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.6 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 23.4. The Pacers are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 14.4.
The Bulls are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 110.7, and their offensive rating of 98.7 is ranked 5th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 30th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA. Chicago is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA.
Indiana is 26th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 6th in the league. The Pacers are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago +8 and over 210.5 total points
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