Indiana Pacers vs. Chicago Bulls 12/26/2020 Betting Preview: Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on December 26, 2020

The Indiana Pacers (1-0) visit the Chicago Bulls (0-1) as 4.5-point favorites after Domantas Sabonis racked up 32 points in the Pacers’ 121-107 victory over the Knicks. The matchup airs on NBCS-CHI at 8:00 PM ET on Saturday, December 26, 2020. The matchup has an over/under of 221.5.

Betting Information

Pacers vs Bulls Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Pacers -4.5 -110 -110 221.5 -110 -110
Place a bet on Indiana Pacers or the Chicago Bulls for Saturday’s game.

Head to Head

In the last 10 head-to-head meetings, Indiana has a 9-1 record against Chicago. The Pacers have an advantage against the spread as well (3-0-1) when squaring off against the Bulls.

Pacers vs Bulls in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/6/2020 Pacers Bulls -2.5 208 -139 117 Regular Season 108-102 IND
1/29/2020 Pacers Pacers -9 214.5 -467 358 Regular Season 115-106 IND
1/10/2020 Pacers Bulls -1 213.5 -112 -108 Regular Season 116-105 IND
11/3/2019 Pacers Pacers -2 217.5 -129 109 Regular Season 108-95 IND
3/5/2019 Pacers Regular Season 105-96 IND
1/4/2019 Bulls Regular Season 119-116 IND
12/4/2018 Pacers Regular Season 96-90 IND
11/2/2018 Bulls Regular Season 107-105 IND
1/6/2018 Pacers Regular Season 125-86 IND
12/29/2017 Bulls Regular Season 119-107 CHI
  • 3/6/2020 DNP – Pacers: TJ Warren, Malcolm Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb Bulls: Zach LaVine
  • 1/29/2020 DNP – Bulls: Lauri Markkanen, Otto Porter Jr., Wendell Carter Jr.
  • 1/10/2020 DNP – Pacers: Domantas Sabonis, Malcolm Brogdon, Victor Oladipo Bulls: Otto Porter Jr., Wendell Carter Jr.
  • 11/3/2019 DNP – Pacers: Domantas Sabonis, Victor Oladipo
  • Pacers Betting Information

    • Against the spread, Indiana was strong last season, posting a 38-36-3 record.
    • The Pacers posted a losing record of 10-15-2 against the spread when the spread was -4.5 or bigger.
    • In 39 of 77 (50.6%) contests last season, Indiana and its opponents hit the over.
    Bet on the Indiana Pacers to win the NBA Championship.

    Bulls Betting Information

    • Chicago had a losing record against the spread, going 30-33-2 ATS (covering just 46.2% of the time).
    • The Bulls fared well as a 4.5-point underdog, going 5-4 against the spread when they were at least 4.5-point underdogs.
    • Chicago and its opponents hit the over in more than half of their games last year — 33 of 65 (50.8%).
    Bet on the Chicago Bulls to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • The Pacers and their opponents combined to score more than 221.5 points in 35.1% of their games last year (27 of 77 opportunities).
    • Chicago played in 25 games last year (out of 65 total matchups — 38.5% of chances) where they combined with their opponents to score at least 221.5 points.
    • The two teams averaged a combined 5.7 fewer points per game last season (215.8) than this game’s total of 221.5 points.
    • Opponents of these two teams averaged a combined 217.6 points per game last season, 3.9 fewer than the point total for this game.
    • The average over/under the Pacers had set in games last season was 4.8 fewer points than this outing’s point total.
    • Bulls games last season averaged an over/under of 216.8 points, 4.7 fewer than the point total in this matchup.
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    Pacers Leaders

    • TJ Warren averaged 19.8 points per game last season.
    • Sabonis grabbed 12.4 rebounds per game and Malcolm Brogdon averaged 7.1 assists per game .
    • Doug McDermott had a solid showing from beyond the arc a season ago. He connected on 1.9 shots from deep per game.
    • Justin Holiday averaged 1.2 steals per game. Myles Turner collected 2.1 blocks an outing.

    Bulls Leaders

    • Zach LaVine put up 25.5 points per game last season.
    • Wendell Carter Jr. pulled down 9.4 rebounds per game and Tomas Satoransky averaged 5.4 assists per game .
    • LaVine had a strong showing from beyond the arc a season ago. He made 3.1 shots from deep per game.
    • LaVine collected 1.5 per game. Daniel Gafford averaged 1.3 blocks a contest.
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