[8:00 PM] Pacers @ Bulls

Who will WIN this matchup?

Indiana Pacers (1-1)

@ Chicago Bulls (1-0)


Current odds:

Indiana Pacers: (+140)

Chicago Bulls: (-160)


ESPN simulations have Indiana as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Chicago to win as (TBD) underdogs.

The line for this game is bulls by 3.5 points.

The new-look Chicago Bulls showed plenty of fight in a season-opening victory and will try to carry that same spunk into a matchup with the visiting Indiana Pacers on Saturday. Behind 22 points from Dwyane Wade in his first game with the club, the Bulls got past Boston 105-99 on Thursday, surviving a chippy affair with a team-first effort that wasn’t always evident last season.

Jeff Teague has handed out 15 assists through his first two games in an Indiana uniform, but the former Atlanta Hawks star is just 7-of-28 from the floor and has missed all seven of his 3-point tries. The Pacers were further hampered in the backcourt when Rodney Stuckey departed Friday’s loss with a right hamstring strain, joining Aaron Brooks (knee) on the sidelines. Brooks was a member of the Bulls when he scored 29 points to help them get past Indiana in overtime in the last meeting at the United Center on Dec. 30.

Point guard Rajon Rondo had just four points on 1-of-9 shooting in his Chicago debut, but he handed out nine assists and stepped right in when Butler got into it with Celtics forward Jae Crowder in the first half.

Chicago won last season’s series 3-1, but three of the games were decided by fewer than three points.

Wade recorded 22 points and eight assists in 27 minutes of a preseason matchup with Indiana on Oct. 8.

Pacers C Myles Turner is averaging 21.5 points, 13.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks through the first two games.


StreakSmarts Pick: Chicago Bulls

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick