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Bulls vs Pacers Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

The Chicago Bulls have tied a season-high in consecutive losses at four and will face the Indiana Pacers next. The Pacers will enter the matchup on Wednesday, going through their own losing streak, five straight games, and only one win through the last 10.

In the Bulls’ last game, they lost to the Orlando Magic 110-91 on Monday, having a terrible shooting night, going 3-21 from three. The Pacers lost to the Utah Jazz that same night, 123-117, keeping it close late but not offering enough help to Tyrese Haliburton, who finished with 30 points and 12 assists.

Bulls vs Pacers Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks
Bulls vs Pacers Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Let’s check the latest NBA news, stats, injury report, and NBA lines for the Bulls vs Pacers. We’ve got plenty of NBA picks for you to consider.

Bulls Shooting Slump

The Bulls‘ shooting struggles were put on full display against the Magic. They shot 40.7% from the field and 14.3% from three. It wasn’t until the third quarter when the Bulls finally connected on a 3-point attempt from Coby White, who made two out of the three total 3s.

During this four-game losing streak, the Bulls have been the worst offense in the league, the only team averaging under 100 points per game, 93.5. That is 10.5 points less than the next worst team. This is certainly not helped by the Bulls shooting a league-low 42.9% from the field and 19.4% on 3s.

Zach LaVine may be the only player that has not been fully affected by the slump. He is averaging 27.8 points per game, shooting 52.7% from the field, but he is still struggling from deep. Nikola Vučević hasn’t been what he once was, but his stats haven’t taken a dip in the losing streak.

However, All-Star DeMar DeRozan has been struggling, averaging 16.3 points per game. That is 9.1 points fewer than DeRozan’s season averages, but he is reportedly dealing with a hip injury that has been bothering him for a while.

Pacers’ Terrible Month

Since Jan. 11, the Pacers have only won two games, making them 2-16 over the last five weeks. This stretch has seen them slide down the Eastern Conference standings back to a position most people expected them to be, with an Over-Under win total set at 24.5.

Part of this month-long struggle has been the absence of All-Star Haliburton for 10 games, where the Pacers went 1-9 with six double-digit losses. However, not much changed after his return. The Pacers are 1-6 and have three double-digit losses. Haliburton still seems rusty, averaging 18.7 points and 9.4 assists. However, the game against the Jazz shows he is getting closer.

By far, the biggest problem for the Pacers has been their defense. Over the last 15 games, they have had the third-worst defensive rating, allowing 120.9 points per game. The defense has never been great this season, but the team has collapsed with the slight drop in offense from Haliburton not being 100%.

On the positive side, Haliburton is starting to get back into the flow of things. The offense is returning to being above average, which could cover all of the issues on defense.

Bulls vs Pacers Game Injuries

Bulls vs Pacers Head-to-Head

The Bulls began the season by continuing a four-game win streak over the Pacers, beating them 124-109 in Chicago in October. The Pacers ended that streak in the second game, winning 116-110 on Jan. 24.

Bulls vs Pacers Game Information

  • Game: Bulls (26-31) vs Pacers (25-34)
  • Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
  • Day/Time: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7:00 p.m. EST
  • Bulls vs Pacers Live Stream: NBA Game Pass

Bulls vs Pacers Betting Lines

Bulls vs Pacers Picks and Prediction

Neither the Bulls nor the Pacers have much going for them heading into this game. The Bulls’ offense has been unable to do anything, while the Pacers’ defense can’t stop anyone.

The one deciding factor could be the Bulls’ defense. Even without winning any of their last four games, it has still been solid, holding opponents to the fourth fewest points. However, if Haliburton can have another good game, the Pacers should be able to win.

The Indiana Pacers are listed at -130 in our Vegas NBA lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Pacers, you have a chance to win $77. The Chicago Bulls are +110, offering a chance to win $110 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Indiana Pacers a 56.52% chance to win, with the Chicago Bulls at 47.62%.

Bulls vs Pacers Edge

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Bulls vs Pacers Game Summary

Bulls vs Pacers Previous Game (Jan. 24, 2023)

The Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers continue their rivalry on Tuesday, with the two teams heading in different directions.

The Bulls have won three on the bounce to improve to 22-24. The Pacers have dropped seven in a row, setting in an air of desperation for the home team.

NBA betting markets have the Bulls at -1 to continue their good run of form.

The Bulls have all the momentum, and despite playing on the road, we’re picking them to cover the -1 spread.

They have had the wood over the Pacers recently and we expect a big performance from the three-pronged attack of the Bulls.

Bettors should also include Over 235½ in NBA picks. It should be a high-scoring contest with Indiana’s defense not turning up.

Bulls vs Pacers Game Summary

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