The Indiana Pacers will try to snap out of the hypnotic state that they have been in since their loss to the Lakers in the In-Season Tournament Championship on Thursday night when they travel to face the Bulls in Chicago. Check out our Pacers vs. Bulls player prop picks below!
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Our favorite Indiana Pacers vs. Chicago Bulls player prop picks feature Coby White to hit fewer than four three-pointers at -125 odds and Andre Drummond to pull down at least 16 rebounds at -130 odds.
Coby White Under 3.5 Threes (-125)
Coby White has been nothing short of terrific this season; he has stepped up for the Chicago Bulls, providing scoring, rebounding, and passing for a team that has been shorthanded for a large portion of the year.
White has averaged an impressive 23 points, six rebounds, and six assists in his past 15 games while also shooting a scorching 42% from behind the arc on more than eight 3PAs per game.
However, White has returned to Earth a bit, particularly in his past two games against Cleveland and Atlanta; he shot 15 three-pointers and did not hit a single one. While White could have the shooting confidence to snap out of a negative trend like that, the Under on his three-pointer prop could have terrific value at its current line (3.5.)
Another consideration here is that he has had solid volume (8.6 three-point attempts per game) in his past 15 games, but in a more recent sample size of his past five games, that number has dropped to 6.6 three-point attempts.
For any player to hit four three-pointers on seven attempts is an excellent shooting night, and White’s confidence might not be high enough currently to get there.
Additionally, this matchup lends some issues. While the Pacers play at the fastest pace of any team in the NBA, they have done a terrific job running guards off the three-point line. As a matter of fact, Indiana allowed the third-fewest three-pointers to opposing shooting guards and the sixth-fewest to opposing points guards.
Andre Drummond Over 15.5 Rebounds (-130 DK)
After pulling down 25 rebounds in his first start of the season (38 minutes of play), the sportsbooks might not know where to place Andre Drummond’s rebounding line for this matchup against the Indiana Pacers. And who could blame them?
Drummond turned the clock back several years in the Chicago Bulls’ game versus Atlanta, scoring 24 points in addition to his 25 rebounds and five “stocks.” He put together an exceptional performance.
The Atlanta Hawks have been a bottom-third team in most key rebounding statistics this season, including opponent total rebounds per game and opponent offensive rebounding percentage; however, so has Indiana.
The Pacers rank 29th in the NBA in rebounds per game and 27th in defensive rebounding percentage, which bodes well for Drummond, a menace on the glass.
Here’s what is crazy: Drummond hasn’t really even slowed down. At 30 years old, Drummond has proven that he has a lot left in the tank. His PER 36s are insane, too; he’s averaging nearly 19 rebounds per 36 minutes on the floor this season, which is just shy of a career-high.
Nikola Vucevic is going to miss another game, and this is truly Drummond’s time for an “audition,” as he will get the chance to increase his trade value and make his worth apparent to suitors, especially teams like Memphis, who need quality starting center on a favorable contract.
Drummond has clarified that he wants to be a starter (and believes he still can be), and boosting his value is a terrific and strategic move from Chicago. He will play a lot of minutes until Vucevic returns to the lineup.
Don’t expect another 25-rebound outing, but it certainly would not shock us if he finished just below 20.