The NBA season rolls on and we go straight in early on this time with a pick in order to try and take advantage of some poor lines early on.
CHI Bulls -3 to beat IND Pacers @ 1.66 (MarathonBet) – 3 points
This is probably one of the last few picks on the year on the NBA left, and it can be no better pick than the Chicago Bulls who are one of the best defensive teams in the NBA.
The Bulls have gone on a 6 game winning streak with a 9-1 run in their last 10 games while beating some strong teams like Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards and Atlanta Hawks. The team have been able to keep opponents in check around 98 points per game, keeping their opponents under 43% to be among the top 5 defenses in the NBA. They have also improved their scoring this year to around 104 points, as a result they are winning by 5-6 points per game; which showcases that talent that they have on the defensive end. Jimmy Butler has been the one leading the way with a standout year netting 22 points per game and playing the most minutes of any NBA player this season. He has got able support in the scoring department from Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol both scoring around 18 points per game.
Indiana Pacers are a great defense team and that is what has kept them in check to be within 3 games of the final playoff spot in the East; and it should be a matter of time when the entire crew is healthy they can make a playoff run with George fit hopefully. They are struggling offensively which prevents them from improving; averaging 95 points per game only. Stuckey, Hibbert and West are the few 3 players on this roster who can make a difference, but against a deep and fit raring to go Chicago team; I don’t think they will be able to make it.
Backing the Bulls in a big way to make a strong statement to end their calendar year with this off their last game away from home.
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