Free NBA Picks Today: Chicago Bulls vs Indiana Pacers 3/5/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Chicago Bulls vs Indiana Pacers 3/5/23
Sun 5th March 2023

The Indiana Pacers (28-36, 10-21 Away) head to face the Chicago Bulls (29-35, 18-14 Home) Sunday at United Center. Indiana was beaten by the San Antonio Spurs 110-99 at AT&T Center on Thursday. Buddy Hield had a standout performance in the loss with 27 points. The Pacers are 12th in the Eastern Conference.

Chicago lost in blowout fashion on Friday at United Center, falling to the Phoenix Suns 125-104. DeMar DeRozan had 31 points and six assists in the losing effort, carrying the team. The Bulls are 11th in the Eastern Conference.

The teams are meeting for the last time this season. Chicago will be looking to split the season series after earning the win in only one of the three prior games.

Indiana won the most recent showdown 117-113 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on February 15. Zach LaVine led both teams in scoring with 35 points, 11 rebounds, and seven assists in the loss. Hield had 27 points for the Pacers.

Tyrese Haliburton (20.1 ppg), Myles Turner (18.1), and Hield (17.4) are leading the Pacers in scoring this season. Turner also has grabbed 7.9 rebounds per game, while Haliburton has dished 10.1 assists per game, third-most in the league.

DeRozan (25.1 ppg) and LaVine (24.4) have powered the Bulls’ offense. DeRozan also has distributed 5.1 assists per game. Nikola Vucevic has pulled down 11.3 rebounds per game. The Pacers are 7-3 in the last 10 visits to United Center.

Indiana is 3-7 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -5.3 (114.7-120.0). Chicago has also a 3-7 record over the last 10, allowing 105.5 points per game on average while scoring only 105.0 (-0.5 margin). The Bulls are averaging 112.9 ppg for the full season while allowing 112.5.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Myles Turner: 23.8 | 18.1 | +5.7


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Ayo Dosunmu: 5.8 | 9.2 | -3.4
Rebounds per game:
Zach LaVine: 2.8 | 4.7 | -1.9
Assists per game:
Zach LaVine: 2.6 | 4.0 | -1.3

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Chicago Bulls (-250)

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