Pacers vs. Bulls - Free Picks, Nov. 10th

Jordan Sharp

Friday, November 10, 2017 7:13 PM UTC

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 7:13 PM UTC

The Indiana Pacers are coming into Chicago on Friday as -3 favorites on the road, and while this may seem like a battle between crappy teams, the Pacers are the much better roster, and for some reason they are being undervalued by the sportsbooks tonight.

Pacers vs. Bulls

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Free NBA Pick: Pacers -3Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

The Pacers are scuffling right now. They will try to break a four-game losing streak tonight in Chicago, and it might be a lot easier than the sportsbooks are suggesting.

Neither team is the perfect bill of health right now. The Pacers might not have Domantas Sabonis for the second straight game, but Al Jefferson has been filling in well as the backup center, so even if Sabonis can’t go, I don’t expect it to hurt the Pacers too much.

Then there’s the Bulls, America’s dumpster fire of a basketball team. They look like they’ll have Lauri Markkanen and Robin Lopez back for this game, but they are without David Nwaba, who was playing well, and that could be a factor defensively for this team.

The Pacers have a lot of guys that need attention, and at any given time one or two of them can go for 20-plus points, and three or four others could be in double figures as well. That is a problem for Chicago, even with an above average defense to start the season.

The Bulls are allowing their opponents to score over 100 points per game, and even though they have been much better at home, they are giving up 103.8 points per 100 possessions. If the Pacers get their way and push the pace of this game, I expect them between 105 and 110 points.

Even against a bad defensive team in the Pacers, I don’t think the Bulls are talented enough to outscore Indiana, even at home. Chicago is scoring just 81.7 points per game at home, and 97.4 points per 100 possessions, which is the worst mark in the league. Indiana has playoff aspirations, and they are desperate for a win. Be sure to have the Pacers on your NBA picks.

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