In the National Basketball Association; a pair of Central Division teams get together for a battle Wednesday night. The Chicago Bulls are on the road at the Indiana Pacers. The Chicago Bulls have the worst record in the league with just 3 wins in 22 games. The Bulls have dropped their last 9 games, and overall are scoring just 95.6 points per game, which is worst in the league.
For Indiana – in a season that had them projected them as a rebuilding team – they are 13-11 on the season, and tied with Milwaukee for 6th in the Eastern Conference. The Bucks and Pacers are both tied for third in the Central Division as well. The Pacers are coming off a win, and have won 7 out of their last 10. The Indiana Pacers are -9.5 at MyBookie in this National Basketball Association battle on Wednesday.
Pacers Seeking Postseason
The Indiana Pacers are scoring 108.9 points per game, and allowing more than 107 per game. Victor Oladipo is having a fantastic season as the top scorer for the Pacers. Indiana’s leading scorer is pouring in more than 23 per game. Bojan Bogdanovic is having a great season for the Pacers, leading a host of 5 other guys scoring double figures per game.
The Pacers are looking for their second straight win. The Pacers downed the Knicks on Monday behind 20 points from Thaddeus Young. The Pacers had a two game losing streak with losses at the Rockets and Raptors. Indiana is seeking their third straight winning season, as they won 42 games a season ago.
Bulls A Total Mess
Fred Hoiberg and the Chicago Bulls are terrible. The Bulls last win came several weeks ago at home over the Charlotte Hornets. The Bulls have lost 9 straight games, and allowed 100+ in each of those games. Overall, the Bulls are 20th in the NBA allowing more than 107 points per game.
The top scorer for the Chicago Bulls is Justin Holiday. The shooting guard is scoring just shy of 15 points per game. Lauri Markkanen is also adding nearly 15 per game, and 8 rebounds per game in his rookie season. The Bulls are going to finish under .500 after going 42-40 and 41-41 the past two seasons.
Pacers Win Over Bulls
Thaddeus Young is having a nice season for the Indiana Pacers. He is on a team that allows him to do what he does best and that is put the basketball into the hoop. The Pacers have several nice pieces since unloading Paul George. Indiana is a team that should be able to make the postseason.
But in this game, the postseason does not matter. This game is all about the Indiana Pacers and their need to beat the worst team in the league. They are going to do just that. Look for Indiana to score 110+ points, and Chicago will struggle to reach 100. Look for the Pacers to win this game by 15+ points. Bet on the Indiana Pacers -9.5 over the Chicago Bulls at MyBookie.