Bulls at Pacers Prediction - NBA Picks 1/24/23

Indiana Pacers (23-25) vs Chicago Bulls (21-24)

Game Info: Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Gainbridge Fieldhouse)

Betting Odds: Indiana Pacers +1 -- Over/Under: 239 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Bulls pay a visit to the Indiana Pacers at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Tuesday night.

The Chicago Bulls have been in fine form as they’ve won six of their last nine games overall and they will be gunning for a fourth straight victory after routing the Hawks in a 111-100 home win last night. DeMar DeRozan led the team with 26 points and six assists, Zach LaVine added 20 points, Patrick Williams scored 18 points with 10 rebounds while Nikola Vucevic chipped in with 14 points, 17 rebounds and seven assists. As a team, the Bulls shot 46 percent from the field and 11 of 34 from the 3-point line as they poured in 40 points in the second quarter to take control of the game, before they closed the final 6:19 on a 20-12 run to pull away and keep their win streak alive.

Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers have been in a real slump as they’ve lost seven straight and they will be hoping to bounce back in this one after coming up short against the shorthanded Suns in a 112-107 road loss on Saturday. Bennedict Mathurin led the team with 23 points off the bench, Buddy Hield added 22 points while TJ McConnell tallied a triple-double of 18 points with 10 rebounds and 12 assists. As a team, the Pacers shot just 37 percent from the field and 13 of 37 from the 3-point line, but they did a decent job of hanging in the contest despite those poor shooting numbers. Aaron Nesmith had a forgettable night as he scored just six points on two of 10 shooting while Andrew Nembhard scored just four points on two of nine shooting.

Looking at the betting trends, the Bulls are 6-2 ATS in their last eight road games, 5-0-1 ATS in their last six games playing on zero days rest and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games overall. The Pacers are 6-2 ATS in their last eight home games, 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games against a team with a losing record and 0-5 ATS in their last five games overall.

Head to head, the under is 5-1 in the last six meetings overall and the Bulls are 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings overall.

The Bulls will again be missing Goran Dragic due to an illness, while the Pacers have listed Andrew Nembhard as questionable with an Illness. The Bulls come into this meeting as the team in better form and they will be full of confidence following their big win over the Hawks last night. The Pacers have really struggled since losing Tyrese Haliburton to injury and I don’t think they have the troops to turn it around until he gets back. With that being said, I’ll stick with the Bulls who are 6-2 ATS in their last eight road games and 5-0-1 ATS in their last six games playing on zero days’ rest.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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