Take #535 Indiana Pacers and Chicago Bulls UNDER 202 (8 PM ET Friday, January 4)
The Indiana Pacers look to extend their winning streak when they visit the Chicago Bulls. Tip-off is set for 8 PM ET at the United Center where the Pacers are -6 point favorites. The total is 202.
Indiana (25-12, 21-16 ATS, 11-7 road) has won five straight, all against sub .500 teams and the Bulls fit that bill. The Pacers are coming off a 116-108 home win over the Atlanta Hawks. Six players scored in double figures with Victor Oladipo, Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis netting 20 points apiece. Chicago (10-20, 18-20 ATS, 5-14 home) was beaten from pillar to post in its last outing, a 112-84 home loss to Orlando.
The Pacers are 5-0 ATS in their past five road games and 5-1 last six overall. They’re also 14-6 ATS last 20 against the Central Division. However, Indy is 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings overall and 1-4 against the number in the past five tussles in Chicago. The Bulls are 1-5 ATS in their past six home games.
The UNDER is 24-9 in the past 33 meetings and has cashed in the last five meetings. Chicago is 15-5-1 to the UNDER in its last 21 home games including 5-13-1 this season. Indiana is 6-2 to the UNDER in its last eight road games.
The home team is 7-3 ATS last 10 while the favorite is 7-3 past 10 meetings.
Indiana has taken the first two meetings this season by a total of eight points, including a 107-105 victory at Chicago on November 2.
*2-0 with our member picks on Thursday as we cashed our only NBA play (San Antonio easily covered as a -2 point favorite against Toronto). We also nailed our only College Basketball pick as Michigan -11 took care of business against Penn State. Member plays are 6-0-1 over the past three days and all CBB selections are hitting at a 69% clip this season.
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