This is going to be a fun rivalry this year folks, and mainly because Derrick Rose is determined that the Chicago Bulls only rival are the boys on South Beach.
Small forward Paul George and the Indiana Pacers though? They might have something to say about that, and you can bet that Roy Hibbert will put forth a defensive player of the year effort this season and he could give the Bulls trouble tonight.
The only betting lines that I am seeing are dead even, so it is goes to the straight winner. Just do not see it happening against the Pacers even at home for the Bulls; George and Hibbert have looked on point all season, and see no reason to quit believing in them.
The game tips off at 8 PM EST tonight at the United Center where the recent Champions Classic was a tremendous double-header in college basketball. Check out my twitter feed if you missed any of my coverage on those games.
The Pacers have yet to lose a game this year, and with the Bulls still working out some early kinks offensively cannot say I have full confidence in them to win this one. They could very well be a better team by the time the playoffs arrive just because Rose will have a full season under his belt, but at the moment the Pacers are the hottest team in the NBA so unless you are feeling your own hunch on this one would probably stay away from this game. Tough one to call because of the slim line, and if it was my money would stick to the Knicks and Heat today.