Chicago Bulls vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 4/6/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+2.5)
The Indiana Pacers (22-26) play the Chicago Bulls (20-28) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Tuesday. Chicago opens this game as 2.5-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 219.
The Chicago Bulls stepped onto the hardwood against the Brooklyn Nets and took home the win by a score of 115-107 in their last contest. Chicago ended having earned a 55.1% field goal percentage (43 out of 78) and buried 8 out of their 22 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Bulls buried 21 of their 30 tries for a rate of 70.0%. In regard to grabbing boards, they earned 40 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 29 dimes in this game as well as forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In regard to defense, Chicago let their opponent shoot 48.4% from the field on 45 out of 93 shooting. Brooklyn doled out 28 assists and had 3 steals in this game. Additionally, Brooklyn grabbed 35 rebounds (4 offensive, 31 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Brooklyn shot 85.7% from the charity stripe by converting 6 of 7 tries. They converted 11 of their 28 tries from beyond the arc.
Zach LaVine is someone who had an impact for the contest. He racked up 25 points on 8 of 17 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35:17 mins and snagged 3 rebounds. LaVine finished the game shooting 47.1% from the floor and also earned 5 assists. Someone else that was a contributor in this contest for the Bulls was Nikola Vucevic. He snagged 13 rebounds in 32:22 min on the court. He shot 58.8% from the field in this game by shooting 10-of-17 (22 points). Overall, Vucevic had 2 assists.
Chicago comes into this game with a record of 20-28 on the season. They are averaging 112.6 pts per game (14th in basketball) while shooting 47.9% from the floor. The Bulls are hitting 36.8% on shots from distance (592 of 1,609) and 80.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, Chicago is collecting 44.8 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,267 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 10th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 15.6 times per contest and as a group are committing 19.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Bulls have forced 13.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.5 personal fouls. They are ranked 5th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,153 relinquished on the season. The Bulls defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 47.6% (631 of 888) and they concede 42.2 boards per game as a squad. They are giving up 35.2% on 3-point shots while they are 23rd in the league in PPG from their opponents (113.9).
When they last stepped on the court, the Indiana Pacers went home victorious with a score of 139-133 when they faced the San Antonio Spurs. The Pacers were able to snag 33 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 44 for this game. They turned it over 13 times, while earning 10 steals for the matchup. The Spurs earned 21 fouls for the matchup which got the Pacers to the free throw line for 26 shots. They were able to make 23 of them for a rate of 88.5%. When talking about three-point attempts, Indiana knocked down 12 of their 29 attempts (41.4%). When this game wrapped up, the Pacers finished shooting 52 for 94 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 55.3%. The Pacers allowed the Spurs to make 48 of 99 tries from the field which had them sitting at 48.5% in this game. They went 34.5% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 10 of 29 and walked away from this one shooting 27 of 32 at the free throw line (84.4%). In regard to cleaning the glass, Indiana allowed San Antonio to pull down 46 in total (18 on the offensive side).
Caris LeVert ended up being important for the Pacers for this game. He made 10 of 19 for this game giving him a rate of 52.6%, and had 4 rebounds. LeVert earned 26 points in his 37:51 mins on the court and accumulated 9 dimes in this game. Someone else that was pivotal for Indiana was Myles Turner. He wrapped the game up with 1 assist in his 38:23 minutes on the court, and he converted 6 out of 12 from the floor. Turner walked away from this one going 50.0% from the field while earning 18 points and 7 boards.
Indiana has a mark of 22-26 for the year. Indiana has accounted for 5,421 pts for the year (112.9 per contest) and they collect 42.0 boards per game. The Pacers have committed 20.2 personal fouls per contest while shooting 78.2% from the charity stripe. As an offensive unit, the Pacers are shooting 47.1% from the floor, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. They are dishing out assists 26.9 times per game (4th in the league) and they turn it over 13.9 times per contest. The Pacers on defense are ranked 21st in the NBA in points allowed per game with 113.2. They concede 25.8 dimes and 45.3 total rebounds per game, ranking them 25th and 21st in basketball. The Indiana defense concedes 37.6% on shots from 3-point land (567 of 1,508) and their opponents are converting on 78.3% of their free throw shots. They are forcing 15.4 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 47.0% from the field (22nd in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (+2.5)
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