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(19-16) Indiana Pacers vs. Chicago Bulls (12-22)
Date: Friday, December 29
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: United Center, Chicago, IL.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Bulls -2
NBA Betting Total: 212.5
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Indiana got blown out in Detroit before Christmas and then lost a sleepy game at home to Dallas on Wednesday night.
The loss looks confusing until you realize that the Pacers were without Victor Oladipo. He sat out with a sore knee and won’t play in this game either.
Ponder which teams the Pacers are better than without Victor Oladipo and you can gain an appreciation for how valuable he is, in case you were doubting how much he means to his team. In the East, I figure they would be on a level with the Nets, just better than Orlando and Atlanta. They would probably be better than the bottom five teams in the West, but then again they just lost at home to Dallas.
There just isn’t much going on with the Pacers when Oladipo can’t play. So he better come back soon because the Eastern Conference has more than eight playoff hopefuls this season.
It’s still a little crazy to me to consider Chicago one of those hopefuls but the reality is that they are on a pace that has them firmly back in contention, as long as this isn’t a mirage.
Each passing win makes that less and less likely. They lost two in a row, at Cleveland and then at Boston, immediately following their seven-game winning streak that began when Nikola Mirotic finally made his debut.
But they have gotten right back on track after losing two games that most every team in the East would have lost. The Bulls have since won two in a row, in Milwaukee and then at home against the Knicks.
Mirotic has been great and Bobby Portis is playing the best basketball of his career, but the guy who really makes the team go has been Kris Dunn.
Dunn is finally showing some flashes of what made him a high lottery pick a few years back. He’s been a menace on defense with that large frame of his and he’s pushing the pace and helping his teammates get easy shots.
He’s still a weak shooter, but no longer a liability. He’s seeming to understand his limitations in the half court and simply playing within himself, like all players must do if they are to make an improvement.
NBA Betting Trends:
- IND are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games.
- Under is 6-2 in IND last 8 overall.
- Under is 6-2 in IND last 8 vs. Eastern Conference.
- CHI are 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall.
- Over is 6-2 in CHI last 8 overall.
- Under is 36-16 in CHI last 52 home games.
- Head to Head: Under is 21-8 in the last 29 meetings.
- Head to Head: Under is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in Chicago.
Free Indiana Pacers vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Prediction: it has to be the Bulls.
And big. I like Chicago if Oladipo were to play. I like the Bulls big in this spot.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Bulls -2
NBA Free Score Prediction: Indiana 95 – Chicago 107
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