Pacers vs Bulls 1/10/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Friday, January 10, 2020
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana -4.5
United Center is the site where Zach Lavine and the Chicago Bulls (13-25, 4th in the Central Division) will take on the Indiana Pacers (23-15, 2nd in the Central Division) on Friday. The odds on this contest have Indiana as 4.5 point favorites. The total is set at 218.
The Pacers cover the spread 54.0% of the time, having gone 20-17-1 ATS. Chicago is covering 48.6% of the time, going 18-19-1 against the spread.
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
10/19/19 SG Victor Oladipo Knee is out indefinitely
01/08/20 SG Malcolm Brogdon Back is questionable Friday vs Chicago
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/08/19 SF Otto Porter Jr. Foot is out indefinitely
01/08/20 F Wendell Carter Jr. Ankle is questionable Friday vs Indiana
Domantas Sabonis averages 18.0 points per contest in 34.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.3 assists per game and 13.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%. T.J. Warren comes into this game averaging 17.9 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per night. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Lauri Markkanen averages 15.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per game. He also hauls in 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Zach Lavine scores 23.9 points per contest while playing 33.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.6 rebounds per contest and has 4.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allow 106.6 points per contest which is 8th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 6th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.0 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they allow 23.5 assists per game which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Indiana averages 109.4 points per contest, which is 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 5th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 43.4 boards per contest and 25.8 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 30th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls give up 107.7 points per game, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 17th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 24.2 dimes allowed per game and 27th with 47.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 30th in the league in forcing turnovers with 18.2 per contest. Chicago is 25th in the NBA with 105.8 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -1.8. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 22nd in the NBA in rebounding with 43.7 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 23.1. The Bulls are 12th in turnovers per contest with 15.2.
The Pacers are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 107.4, and their offensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 11th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA. Indiana is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA.
Chicago is 11th in the league 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 52%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Bulls are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 106.8, and their offensive rating of 105 is ranked 9th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 26th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago +4.5 and over 218 total points
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