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Indiana Pacers vs Chicago Bulls preview: Start time, where to watch, injury report, betting odds March 13

The Pacers return home tonight to take on the Bulls

The Indiana Pacers return home after a short road trip to host the Chicago Bulls tonight. It's the third meeting of the season between the two teams, who split the first two battles.

Chicago has lost two-straight games while Indiana has won two in a row. The Pacers are fighting to stay inside the top six in the Eastern Conference standings while the Bulls are hoping to remain in ninth — if they can't climb higher — so that they can host a Play-In Tournament game instead of going on the road. Seeding will be a factor in almost every game with about one month left in the current NBA season.

Viewing and Betting Information

Tip off time: 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana

Where to watch: NBA League Pass, Bally Sports Indiana, Bally Sports+, NBC Sports Chicago

Spread and Over/Under: The Pacers are favorites as they are currently -3.5 in the SI Sportsbook. The over/under for the game is 232.5.

Pacers vs Bulls Injury Report

Indiana played last night, so they have not released an injury report yet. They were without Bennedict Mathurin, James Johnson, and Doug McDermott in Oklahoma City. All of their players on two-way contracts were inactive.

For the Bulls, Lonzo Ball, Henri Drell, Andrew Funk, Zach LaVine, Adama Sanogo, and Patrick Williams are out. Torrey Craig is probable. Julian Phillips is questionable.

Key Matchup

Tyrese Haliburton vs Coby White: White is one of the Bulls best offensive talents. He can play with pace, get up threes, and keep the ball moving. For a Chicago team that is bottom-10 in offensive rating, White is often a beating heart.

Tonight, he will go up against Haliburton, an All-Star guard who has been less threatening of late but is still a mega talent. If Haliburton can slow White or get going on offense himself, the Pacers will have a great chance to win.

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