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Pacers vs 76ers NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Indiana Pacers at Philadelphia 76ers
  • Where: Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center
  • Date: Wednesday, January 4th
  • Betting Odds PHI -7.5, IND +239 | PHI -299 O/U 232.0

The Pacers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 21-17. So far, the team has gone 23-15-0 against the spread. Against the 76ers, the Pacers are going for their 5th straight win, posting an average scoring margin of 8.25 points per game in this stretch.

The Pacers are coming off a 122-114 win over the Raptors. This away win came despite entering the game as the 1 point underdogs. In the game, Indiana was able to hold on to their first half lead, as they led the Raptors by 9 going into the second half. In the win, Bennedict Mathurin led the team in scoring with 21 points on a field goal percentage of 66.7%.

The 76ers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 22-14. So far, the team has gone 21-14-1 against the spread. In today’s game, Philadelphia will look to extend their 2 game winning streak. Over this stretch, they have an average scoring margin of 14.0 points.

In their previous game, the 76ers took down the Pelicans by a score of 120-111. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 5 point favorites. Philadelphia went on to win the game, as they led by 5 heading into halftime. In the win, Joel Embiid led the team in scoring with 42 points on a field goal percentage of 62.5%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Pacers averaged 120.0 points per game vs Philadelphia, which was an increase over their season-long average. On the other side, the 76ers also experienced an uptick in scoring during head-to-head matchups, averaging 125.67 points per game vs Indiana. When looking at how these teams have performed vs the spread in recent matchups, the Pacers have an ATS mark of 4-1. Yet, the 76ers have averaged more points per game in these contests, at 118 compared to Philadelphia at 113. Over the course of these games, they averaged 231 points per game, leading a 3-2 over-under record.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

The Indiana offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 9th ranked offense at 115.6 points per game. In terms of pace, the Pacers are on the top units in the NBA, averaging 100.4 possessions per game. So far, the team has been able to rank well on offense, even though their up-tempo style of play has not translated into inside scoring. Currently, Indiana is just 27th in 2-point field goal makes per game.

On defense, the Pacers will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 26th ranked unit in points allowed per game.

Point-Guard Tyrese Haliburton currently leads the Pacers at 20.7 points per game. For the season, he is 86th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 17.2% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Haliburton is averaging 3.9 boards and 10.1 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 1st ranked defense at defending point-guards. Buddy Hield enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 38 games, he is averaging 17.9 and is 122nd in the league in player efficiency rating.

Through 36 games, the 76ers are averaging 112.1 points per contest, placing them 20th in the NBA. So far, the 76ers are averaging 97.9 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Even though the 76ers are one of the more efficient 3-point shooting teams in the NBA at 38.1%, their slower-style of play may be holding back the team’s offense from fully taking off.

On the defensive end of the floor, the 76ers are giving up an average of 107.33 points per game, good for 8th in the NBA.

On offense, Joel Embiid leads the 76ers in scoring at 33.5 points per game, placing him 2nd in the NBA. Overall, Embiid has hit 53.2% of his shots while accounting for 25.2% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 24th in points allowed to centers. At 16.4 points per game, Tobias Harris is the 2nd leading scorer for the 76ers. For the season, he is 149th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 49.6%.

Pacers vs 76ers Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Pacers +7.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Under 232.0