The Indiana Pacers (1-0) visit the Chicago Bulls (0-1) as favorites after Domantas Sabonis scored 32 points in the Pacers’ 121-107 victory over the Knicks. The game airs on NBCS-CHI at 8:00 PM ET on Saturday, December 26, 2020. The matchup’s over/under is set at .
The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of December 26, 2020, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.
Pacers vs Bulls Betting Odds
Injury Report as of December 26
Jeremy Lamb: Out (Knee),
Goga Bitadze: Out (Right ankle),
Brian Bowen II: Out (Groin)
Thaddeus Young: Out (Leg)
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Pacers Key Players
Bulls Key Players
|Otto Porter Jr.||14||11.9||3.4||1.8||1.1||0.4||1.7|
|Wendell Carter Jr.||43||11.3||9.4||1.2||0.8||0.8||0.1|
- The Pacers shot 47.5% from the field last season, 0.4 percentage points lower than the 47.9% the Bulls allowed to opponents.
- Indiana went 29-11-2 against the spread and 32-10 overall when it shot better than 47.9% from the field.
- Chicago had a 15-14 record against the spread and a 13-16 record overall when allowing its opponents to make more than 47.5% of their shots from the field.
- The Bulls’ 44.6% shooting percentage from the field last season was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Pacers given up to their opponents (44.7%).
- Chicago had compiled a 19-11-2 record against the spread and a 17-15 straight up record in games it shot higher than 44.7% from the field.
- Last season, Indiana had a 22-9-2 record against the spread and a 25-8 straight up record when it allowed opponents to shoot greater than 44.6% from the field.
- The Pacers’ 36.4% three-point shooting percentage last season was only 1.1 percentage points higher than opponents of the Bulls shot from beyond the arc (35.3%).
- Indiana collected a 29-15-1 record against the spread and a 29-16 straight-up record in games last season when the team made more than 35.3% of its three-point attempts.
- Chicago went 19-14-1 against the spread while putting up a 14-20 straight-up record when its opponents shot over 36.4% from beyond the arc.
- The Bulls’ three-point shooting percentage last season (34.7%) was just 0.4 percentage points higher than opponents of the Pacers averaged (34.3%).
- Chicago went 21-17-1 ATS and 17-22 overall when the team hit more than 34.3% of its three-point attempts.
- Indiana had a 23-18-2 ATS record and a 30-13 straight-up record last season when it connected on more than 34.7% of its three-point shots.
- The Pacers connected on 10.3 three-pointers per game last season, 1.9 fewer makes per game than the Bulls gave up (12.2).
- Chicago went 22-15 against the spread and 16-21 overall last season in games it out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Indiana made fewer threes than its opponents, it was 16-25-2 ATS and 21-22 straight up.
- The Pacers ranked 29th in the NBA in made three-pointers a season ago, while the Bulls allowed the fourth-fewest made threes in the league.
Pacers vs Bulls Stat Rankings
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