The Pacers and Bulls will meet for the second time this season with the Bulls winning the first matchup 112-105 on 10/30. The Bulls have actually been heating up winning 4 of their last 5 games while the Pacers have lost 3 of their last 5. Here's our Pacers vs Bulls Prediction and NBA Picks for 12/28/23.
The Pacers are currently 15-14 and have shown themselves to be one of the best offensive teams in the NBA. Their offense is led by Tyrese Haliburton, who is averaging 24.8 points and 12.0 assists per game. The team's strength lies in its shooting capabilities, particularly from beyond the arc.
The Pacers' main concern lies in their defense, as they have been allowing an average of 125.5 points per game, ranking them 29th in the league.
The Bulls are at 14-18 for the season, ranking 10th in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the Central Division. They have been struggling offensively, averaging 110.2 points per game, which ranks them 26th in the league.
Defensively, the Bulls have been more stable, allowing 112.4 points per game and ranking 11th in this aspect.
The team will be without key players like Zach LaVine, Lonzo Ball, and Torrey Craig for this matchup, with Nikola Vucevic also questionable.
The Pacers are favored to win, primarily due to their superior offensive prowess. Their ability to knock down shots effectively, combined with the Bulls' offensive struggles this season, gives them an edge.
However, the game is expected to be high-scoring, considering the Pacers' tendency to play at a fast pace and their defensive vulnerabilities.
In summary, while the Bulls have the home court advantage, the Pacers’ offensive strength, especially in three-point shooting, is likely to be the determining factor in this matchup.
Take the Pacers to cover the spread -2.5.
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