The 76ers (-211) have won six straight and are favored by 5 points over the Pacers (+173) in this Eastern Conference matchup. The over/under line is 237.5 and tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 ET at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
Philadelphia is 29-13 and currently sits third in the East, while Indiana (24-20) is seventh and has lost three in a row.
PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS INDIANA PACERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Indiana Pacers +5
This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse at 7:00 ET on Thursday, January 25th.
WHY BET THE INDIANA PACERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 118-114 in favor of the 76ers.
- Our projections have Joel Embiid finishing with Joel Embiid points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists.
- From the field, we have the 76ers finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.8% and knocking down 11 threes.
Are the 76ers Ready for a Win at Indianapolis?
The 76ers have won six straight games and are currently 3rd in the Eastern Conference with a record of 29-13. In the Atlantic Division, they are in 2nd place.
On the road, Philadelphia is 12-7 this season and has won two straight games on the road. Against the spread, they are 12-7 on the road and have an average scoring margin of +6.2 points per game.
As the favorite, the 76ers have won six straight games and are 27-6 overall this season. Against the spread, they are 24-9 as the favorite and have an average scoring margin of +11.5 points per game.
In their last game, the 76ers beat the Spurs by a score of 133-123. The O/U line for that game was 237.5 points, and Philadelphia covered the spread as 13.5-point favorites.
This season, the 76ers have an O/U record of 25-17, and their games have averaged 231.3 points per game. Today’s O/U line of 237.5 is slightly higher than their season average of 230.1.
The 76ers are one of the best free-throw shooting teams in the league, ranking first in both free throws made and attempted per game. They are also 12th in field goal percentage at 47%. In terms of three-point shooting, Philadelphia is 16th in three-point percentage and 25th in three-point attempts.
When it comes to scoring, the 76ers are averaging 119.8 points per game this season, which is 5th in the NBA. On the road, they are averaging 118.3 points compared to 121.0 at home. In terms of pace, Philadelphia is 18th at 98.7 possessions per game.
When comparing their scoring to the NBA average, the 76ers have outscored the league average in 59.5% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 22nd in the league with an average of 25.4 per game.
At this time, the 76ers’ defense is positioned 8th in the NBA, permitting 111.5 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, 76ers are causing 11.4 turnovers per game, ranking 1st in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 4th in rejections, averaging 6.1 blocked shots each game.
Do the Pacers Have What it Takes at Home?
In Indiana’s last game, they were 5-point underdogs against the Nuggets and lost by a score of 114-109. This loss extended their losing streak to three games. The game finished with a scoring total of 223 points.
As the underdog, the Pacers have gone 13-12 this season, and they are 14-9 against the spread as underdogs. Today, they are 5-point underdogs and have an ATS record of 14-9 as the underdog.
Indiana’s O/U record for the season is 26-18, and the under has hit in each of their last three games. This season, their games have averaged 244 points per game.
Against the Western Conference, the Pacers are 4-9 compared to 20-11 against the East. In the East, they are currently in 7th place and 3rd in the Central Division with a record of 24-20.
Indiana’s most recent game finished with an O/U line of 237.5, the same as today’s line. The Pacers have played in 35 games with higher O/U lines than 237.5 and have a season O/U record of 26-18.
When it comes to scoring, the Pacers are the top-ranked team in the NBA at 124.6 points per game. At home, they are averaging 126.7 points per game, which is also the best in the league.
Indiana’s offense is built on their ability to get to the rim. They lead the NBA in two-point field goal percentage at 58%. Overall, they are shooting 50% from the field, which is the best mark in the league.
So far this season, the Pacers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 70.5% of their games. However, they are below their scoring average in their last three games and have made just 14 three-pointers per game, which is 6th in the league.
At this time, the Pacers’ defense is positioned 29th in the NBA, permitting 122.9 points per game. Inside the arc, the Pacers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 56.7% and 37.7% from three-point territory.