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The Chicago Bulls open a three-game road trip when they visit the Indiana Pacers on Monday in a matchup of Central Division rivals. Getting away from home may be a good thing for the Bulls, who tumbled to 4-9 at the United Center following Friday's lopsided loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. However, Chicago (10-15) has not beaten the Pacers (14-13) in Indiana since March 29, 2016.

Tip-off is at 7 p.m. ET at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. William Hill Sportsbook lists Indiana as a 5.5-point favorite while the over-under is 225 in the latest Bulls vs. Pacers odds. Before finalizing any Pacers vs. Bulls picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.

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Now, the model has set its sights on Pacers vs. Bulls. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Now, here are several NBA odds and betting trends for Bulls vs. Pacers:

  • Bulls vs. Pacers spread: Pacers -5.5
  • Bulls vs. Pacers over-under: 225 points
  • Bulls vs. Pacers money line: Pacers -220, Bulls +190
  • CHI: Bulls G Zach LaVine has scored 30 points in 11 of 25 games
  • IND: The Pacers have not won three straight since starting the season 3-0
Latest Odds: Indiana Pacers -4.5

Why the Bulls can cover

Chicago has been without three of its top five scorers due to injury, but LaVine has more than stepped up to the challenge of filling the offensive void. He is averaging 36.5 points over the past four contents to push his team-leading total to a career-best 28.1 per game. LaVine is lighting it up from long range during the torrid stretch, knocking down 60 percent of his 3-point attempts (21 of 35).

LaVine is not the only player dialing it up from behind the arc -- Coby White has scored 47 points over the last two games on the strength of 11-of-25 3-point shooting. LaVine and White combined for 17 threes as the Bulls set a franchise record with 25 in Wednesday's win over New Orleans. Reserve Tomas Satoransky scored a season-high 17 points to go with seven assists in Friday's loss.

Why the Pacers can cover

Each starter scored in double figures Saturday at Atlanta, but the game turned due to the play of reserve guards Aaron Holiday and T.J. McConnell. The Pacers trailed by nine with 9 1/2 minutes to play before Holiday ignited a rally that led to a 41-point fourth quarter, the team's highest of the season. Holiday scored 13 of his season-high 18 points in the fourth, all coming in a span of under five minutes.

McConnell finished with only six points but still had a major impact at both ends of the floor. Not only did he collect double-digit assists for the third time in the last six games with 12, but he was a defensive force with four steals and a pair of blocked shots. McConnell also filled the stat sheet in Thursday's win at Detroit with seven points, seven assists and six rebounds. 

How to make Bulls vs. Pacers picks

SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total, projecting both teams combine for 226 points. The model also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can get that pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Bulls vs. Pacers? And which side of the spread has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks.