Haliburton, Pacers to host DeRozan and the Bulls

Wed, Mar 13, 2024
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Haliburton, Pacers to host DeRozan and the Bulls

Chicago Bulls (31-34, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (37-29, sixth in the Eastern Conference)

Indianapolis; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Pacers -4; over/under is 231.5

BOTTOM LINE: Tyrese Haliburton and the Indiana Pacers host DeMar DeRozan and the Chicago Bulls.

The Pacers are 26-15 in conference play. Indiana leads the Eastern Conference with 57.1 points in the paint led by Pascal Siakam averaging 12.8.

The Bulls are 4-9 against opponents in the Central Division. Chicago is eighth in the Eastern Conference with 43.6 rebounds per game led by Nikola Vucevic averaging 10.7.

The Pacers average 13.3 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.1 fewer makes per game than the Bulls allow (14.4). The Pacers average 111.5 points per game, 9.8 fewer points than the 121.3 the Pacers allow to opponents.

The two teams match up for the third time this season. The Pacers defeated the Bulls 120-104 in their last matchup on Dec. 29. Myles Turner led the Pacers with 24 points, and Patrick Williams led the Bulls with 22 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Turner is shooting 52.3% and averaging 17.2 points for the Pacers. Siakam is averaging 19.1 points over the last 10 games.

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DeRozan is averaging 23 points and 5.3 assists for the Bulls. Vucevic is averaging 21.1 points and 11.2 rebounds over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pacers: 6-4, averaging 119.4 points, 43.8 rebounds, 29.4 assists, 7.4 steals and 6.3 blocks per game while shooting 49.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.7 points per game.

Bulls: 5-5, averaging 110.1 points, 44.3 rebounds, 26.7 assists, 7.4 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 44.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.3 points.

INJURIES: Pacers: Doug McDermott: out (calf), Bennedict Mathurin: out for season (shoulder).

Bulls: Julian Phillips: day to day (foot), Zach LaVine: out for season (ankle), Patrick Williams: out for season (foot), Torrey Craig: day to day (ankle), Lonzo Ball: out for season (knee).


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