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Chicago Bulls (22-24, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (23-25, ninth in the Eastern Conference)

Indianapolis; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Pacers -1.5; over/under is 237.5

BOTTOM LINE: Chicago will attempt to continue its three-game win streak with a victory against Indiana.

The Pacers are 2-3 against Central Division opponents. Indiana allows 116.8 points and has been outscored by 1.8 points per game.

The Bulls are 5-3 against Central Division teams. Chicago ranks fourth in the Eastern Conference shooting 37.1% from 3-point range.

The teams square off for the second time this season. The Bulls won the last matchup 124-109 on Oct. 27. Zach LaVine scored 28 points to help lead the Bulls to the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Buddy Hield averages 3.8 made 3-pointers per game for the Pacers, scoring 17.5 points while shooting 42.2% from beyond the arc. Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 20.2 points, 10.2 assists and 1.8 steals over the last 10 games for Indiana.

DeMar DeRozan is averaging 26.1 points and 4.9 assists for the Bulls. LaVine is averaging 26.4 points over the last 10 games for Chicago.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pacers: 2-8, averaging 112.9 points, 44.0 rebounds, 25.4 assists, 8.5 steals and 6.4 blocks per game while shooting 43.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.5 points per game.

Bulls: 6-4, averaging 118.2 points, 43.3 rebounds, 24.3 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 50.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.4 points.

INJURIES: Pacers: Daniel Theis: out (knee), Tyrese Haliburton: out (elbow/knee), Kendall Brown: out (leg).

Bulls: Goran Dragic: day to day (illness), Javonte Green: out (knee), Lonzo Ball: out (knee).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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