Bulls vs Pacers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/29/2020
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana -5.5
Zach Lavine and the Chicago Bulls (19-30, 3rd in the Central Division) are headed to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Wednesday where they'll meet the Indiana Pacers (30-17, 2nd in the Central Division). Indiana opens this game as 5.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 222.
The Bulls cover the spread 47.9% of the time, having gone 23-25-1 ATS. Indiana is covering 56.5% of the time, going 26-20-1 against the spread.
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/08/19 SF Otto Porter Jr. Foot is out indefinitely
01/24/20 PF Lauri Markkanen Pelvis is out indefinitely
01/09/20 F Wendell Carter Jr. Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
01/28/20 SG Victor Oladipo Knee is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Chicago
01/27/20 SG Malcolm Brogdon Concussion is questionable Wednesday vs Chicago
01/27/20 C Myles Turner Illness is questionable Wednesday vs Chicago
Zach Lavine comes into this contest averaging 25.2 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Kris Dunn averages 7.5 points per game in 25.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Myles Turner averages 12.1 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Domantas Sabonis averages 18.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.8 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 105.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 42.7 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 15.1 per game. The Bulls allow 107.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 24.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 18.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 18th in the league with 110.0 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 2.9. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 42.7 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 26.2. The Pacers are 28th in turnovers per game with 12.7. The Pacers surrender 107.1 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 23.2 assists allowed per contest and 13th with 44.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game.
The Bulls are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 107.5, and their offensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 9th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA. Chicago is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA.
Indiana is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Pacers are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 108.1, and their offensive rating of 111 is ranked 10th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago +5.5
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