Pacers vs Bulls: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – April 6, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 6, 2021

The Chicago Bulls (20-28) are slight underdogs (by 1.5 points) to break a four-game road losing streak when they visit the Indiana Pacers (22-26) on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET. The over/under in the matchup is set at 224.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of April 6, 2021, 7:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Pacers vs Bulls Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 6

Pacers:
Jeremy Lamb: Day To Day (Toe),
Malcolm Brogdon: Day To Day (Hip),
T.J. Warren: Out For Season (Foot),
Domantas Sabonis: Day To Day (Ankle)

Bulls:
Coby White: Day To Day (Spine),
Garrett Temple: Day To Day (Hamstring)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Pacers (-1.5)
Total Pick Over (224.5)
Prediction Pacers 116, Bulls 111

Our computers expect the same result as DraftKings, but have the Pacers winning by a considerably larger margin (4.9 points). Take the Pacers.

The model predicts a total 1.8 points higher than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup.

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Pacers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Malcolm Brogdon 44 21.2 4.7 5.8 1.0 0.2 2.7
Domantas Sabonis 47 19.9 11.3 6.0 1.2 0.6 0.8
Caris LeVert 24 17.2 4.2 5.3 1.5 0.3 1.8
Doug McDermott 46 13.3 3.7 1.4 0.3 0.1 1.7
Myles Turner 45 12.7 6.5 1.0 0.9 3.5 1.5

Pacers Player Props

  • Malcolm Brogdon’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 27.5, 4.3 less than his season average of 31.8.
  • T.J. McConnell’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 20.5, 2.7 greater than his season average of 17.8.
  • Brogdon’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 4.5, 1.8 shots higher than his season average of 2.7.
  • Myles Turner’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 4.5, 1.0 block higher than his season average of 3.5.

Bulls Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Zach LaVine 47 27.4 5.0 4.7 0.9 0.4 3.3
Nikola Vucevic 49 24.2 11.6 3.8 0.9 0.7 2.5
Lauri Markkanen 28 16.4 5.8 0.9 0.4 0.4 2.5
Coby White 45 14.8 4.5 4.6 0.5 0.2 2.2
Thaddeus Young 44 12.5 6.4 4.3 1.3 0.6 0.1

Bulls Player Props

  • Zach LaVine’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 27.5, 9.6 less than his season average of 37.1.
  • Tomas Satoransky’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 16.5, 0.7 higher than his season average of 15.8.
  • LaVine’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.8 shots lower than his season average of 3.3.
  • Daniel Theis’ blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.5 blocks higher than his season average of 1.0.

Shooting Trends

  • The Pacers are shooting 47.1% from the field this season, 0.5 percentage points lower than the 47.6% the Bulls allow to opponents.
  • Indiana has a 15-9 record against the spread and a 17-7 straight-up record in games it shoots higher than 47.6% from the field.
  • Chicago’s record is 15-7 against the spread and 14-9 overall when its opponents make more than 47.1% of their shots from the field.
  • The Bulls are shooting 47.9% from the field, 0.9% higher than the 47% the Pacers’ opponents have shot this season.
  • Chicago has put together an 18-8 record against the spread and a 13-14 straight up record in games it shoots over 47% from the field.
  • This season, Indiana has a 16-11 record against the spread and a 17-10 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot above 47.9% from the field.
  • The Pacers are making 36.3% of their three-point shots this season, 1.1% higher than the 35.2% the Bulls allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Indiana has a 13-13 record against the spread and a 15-11 record overall when the team knocks down more than 35.2% of its three-point shots.
  • Chicago is 16-9 against the spread while putting up a 16-10 straight-up record when its opponents shoot over 36.3% from three-point distance.
  • The Bulls shoot 36.8% from beyond the arc this season. That’s only 0.8 percentage points lower than the Pacers have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (37.6%).
  • Chicago is 16-7 ATS and 12-11 overall when the team makes more than 37.6% of its three-point attempts.
  • Indiana has a 13-9 ATS record and a 13-9 straight-up record this season when it makes more than 36.8% of its three-point shots.
  • The Pacers hit 12.5 three-pointers per game this season, just 0.2 more makes per game than the Bulls allow 12.3.
  • When Indiana makes more threes than its opponents, it is 12-15 against the spread and 13-14 overall. When Chicago is out-shot from deep by its opponents, it is 8-9 ATS and 4-13 straight up.
  • The Bulls are the 19th-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Pacers give up the eighth-fewest makes from deep.

Pacers vs Bulls Stat Rankings

Pacers Rank Pacers AVG Bulls AVG Bulls Rank
13th 112.9 Points Scored 112.6 14th
20th 113.2 Points Allowed 113.9 22nd
28th 42 Rebounds 44.8 11th
25th 8.9 Off. Rebounds 9.5 19th
18th 12.5 3pt Made 12.3 19th
4th 26.9 Assists 26.4 8th
15th 13.2 Turnovers 14.9 29th

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