Pacers vs Bulls: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – December 26, 2020

Posted By Staff on December 26, 2020

A game after he put up 32 points in a 121-107 win over the Knicks, Domantas Sabonis leads the Indiana Pacers (1-0) on the road against the Chicago Bulls (0-1) on Saturday, December 26, 2020. The Pacers are favored by 4.5 points in the matchup, which begins at 8:00 PM ET on NBCS-CHI. The matchup’s over/under is set at 223.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of December 26, 2020, 12:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Pacers vs Bulls Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of December 26

Pacers: Jeremy Lamb: Out (Knee), Goga Bitadze: Out (Right ankle), Brian Bowen II: Out (Groin)
Bulls: Thaddeus Young: Out (Leg)

Pacers and Bulls Records ATS

  • Indiana compiled a 38-36-3 record against the spread last season.
  • The Pacers had a losing record against the spread when favored by at least 4.5 points, going 10-15-2 last season.
  • 39 of 77 Indiana games last season (50.6%) resulted in a total greater than the contest’s over/under.
  • Chicago generally came up short ATS last season, with a 30-33-2 record.
  • As at least a 4.5-point underdog last season, the Bulls often covered the spread with a 5-4 record against the spread.
  • 47.7% of Chicago’s 65 games last season missed the over/under.

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Head to Head

In the last matchup between the teams on Friday, the Pacers knocked off the Bulls 108-102. Sabonis led the Pacers with 24 points, and Coby White paced the Bulls with 26. The Pacers covered the spread as 2.5-point favorites, and the teams scored 210 total points to finish over on the 208-point over/under.

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
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Scoring Trends

  • Indiana’s games last year resulted in a higher total score than Saturday’s matchup total (223.5 points) in 25 out of 77 opportunities (32.5% of matchups).
  • In Chicago’s games last season, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Saturday’s matchup over/under in 23 out of 65 matchups (35.4%).
  • On average, the over/under in Pacers games last season was 6.8 points fewer than the over/under of 223.5 points in this contest.
  • Bulls’ games have an over/under of 216.8 points last season, 6.7 points fewer than the total points bet for this game.
  • The average implied total for the Pacers last season was 110.5 points, 3.5 fewer points than their implied total of 114 points in Saturday’s game.
  • Indiana scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (114) 29 times last season.
  • The Bulls’ average implied point total last season (111.8 points) is 1.8 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (110 points).
  • Chicago scored more than 110 points in 28 games last season.
  • Last season, the Pacers were the NBA’s 23rd-highest scoring team (109 PPG), while the Bulls allowed their opponents the 14th-fewest points per game (109.9) in the league.
  • The Pacers put up a total of 101 more points than their opponents last year (an average of 1.3 per game), while the Bulls were out-scored by opponents on average last year (by 200 total points, -3.1 per game).

Pacers Leaders

  • TJ Warren contributed 19.8 points per game last season.
  • Sabonis notched 12.4 rebounds per game and Malcolm Brogdon averaged 7.1 assists per game .
  • Justin Holiday averaged 1.2 steals per game. Myles Turner collected 2.1 blocks a contest.

Bulls Leaders

  • Zach LaVine contributed 25.5 points per game last season.
  • Wendell Carter Jr. collected 9.4 rebounds a game and Tomas Satoransky dished out 5.4 assists per outing.
  • LaVine grabbed 1.5 per game. Daniel Gafford averaged 1.3 blocks an outing.

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