Chicago Bulls at Indiana Pacers NBA Tips 3/5/2019
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 8.5 point favorites.
The Bulls head into this matchup with a mark of 18-46. They are 4th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -7.6 as they average 105.0 points per contest while giving up 112.6 per game. The Pacers have an overall record of 41-23 this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They average 108.8 points per game and surrender 103.8, good for a point differential of 4.9.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 29-32-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 28-35-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 32-31-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 28-36-0 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
01/26/19 SF Chandler Hutchison Knee is out indefinitely
01/16/19 F Wendell Carter Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
03/03/19 F Domantas Sabonis Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Chicago
01/24/19 G Victor Oladipo Knee is out for season
Zach Lavine comes into this contest averaging 23.4 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Lauri Markkanen averages 19.6 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 9.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Myles Turner averages 13.1 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Darren Collison averages 10.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 6.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 105.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.5 per game. The Bulls allow 112.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.5 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 25.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 21st in the league with 108.8 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 4.9. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 43.0 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 26.2. The Pacers are 19th in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Pacers surrender 103.8 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 24.3 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 43.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers were 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per game last season.
The Bulls are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.7, and their defensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. Chicago is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league.
Indiana is 13th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA. The Pacers are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 105.6, and their offensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 2nd. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago +8.5
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