Let's take a look at an Eastern Conference matchup on Tuesday night with playoff implications. The Chicago Bulls take on the Indiana Pacers at 7:00 PM ET at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, with television coverage on Comcast, FSN, and NBA TV. Currently, the Pacers are favored to win this game at home.
The Bulls are a disappointing 36-37 SU and 30-43 ATS so far this season. They are 12-23 on the road, and 36 of their games have gone OVER the line, with 36 going UNDER, and 1 being a PUSH. They are coming off of a 102-100 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, which pushed them further out of the playoff picture, but they covered the spread as 3 ½ point home underdogs. The total went UNDER the 206 point line set by sports gambling sites in that matchup.
The Pacers are 39-34 SU and 36-36-1 ATS overall this year. They are 23-13 at home, and 33 of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other 40 all going UNDER. They are coming off of a 104-101 win over the Houston Rockets, where they won against the spread as -1 ½ point home favorites. The total went UNDER the 210 ½ point line set by sportsbook oddsmakers for that game.
Chicago is 4-0 ATS against Central Division opponents, and 3-9 ATS on the road. They are 1-4 ATS overall lately, and 1-4 ATS in the second game of a back-to-back.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 6 games overall, and OVER in 4 of their last 5 games on Tuesday. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 5 against teams with a winning record, and UNDER in 5 of their last 7 coming off of a win spreadwise. The total has gone UNDER in 7 of their last 10 games on the road.
Indiana is 4-0-1 ATS against Central Division teams, and 5-2 ATS against teams with a losing record. They are 4-11 ATS after a win against the spread, and 0-4 ATS after a SU win. They are 2-6 ATS at home against teams with a losing record on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of their last 7 at home, and UNDER in 5 of their last 6 against the Eastern Conference. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 5 coming off of a win spreadwie, and UNDER in 6 of their last 8 games overall. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 5 at home against teams with a losing record on the road.
Between these teams, the Bulls are 1-6 ATS lately, and 0-5 ATS when playing at Indiana. The home team is 9-3 ATS in this series. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 6 meetings, and UNDER in all 5 of their recent matchups in Indiana.
They last met on December 30, 2015, when the Bulls won 102-100 in overtime, and the Pacers won against the spread as 3 point road underdogs. The total went OVER the 201 ½ point line set by NBA gambling companies for that game.
For Tuesday night's matchup, gambling odds list the Pacers as -7 point favorites. The over/under is set at 202 points. On the moneyline, Indiana is listed at -310, with Chicago a +255.