Another conference duel is on the schedule in the NBA on Monday, March 6, as a part of a six-game slate, and here you can get the best 76ers vs. Pacers betting pick and odds.
Indiana is going to play the second game of a back-to-back set when they host Philadelphia at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The 76ers are 8-point favorites on MyBookie Sportsbook, while the total is set at N/A points. These conference rivals will meet for the third time this year; the 76ers lead the series 2-0.
76ers edged the Bucks in Milwaukee
The Philadelphia 76ers (41-22, 37-26-0 ATS) opened their five-game road trip with a pair of victories in three games. The Sixers beat the Miami Heat, lost to the Dallas Mavericks, and then edged the Milwaukee Bucks 133-130. Philly erased an 18-point deficit and scored even 48 points in the fourth quarter to celebrate a big comeback victory. The 76ers shot 50.0% from the field, and although they weren’t better in rebounds and assists, the visitors did force 13 turnovers and committed only six in return.
James Harden led the Sixers with a double-double of 38 points and a team-high ten assists along with a team-high nine rebounds. Joel Embiid followed him with a double-double of his own; 31 points and ten boards with six dimes. Tyrese Maxey had 26 points, while Georges Niang scored 16.
F Tobias Harris (calf) left the game in Milwaukee early and is questionable to face the Pacers on Monday.
Pacers couldn’t make it three in a row
The Indiana Pacers (28-36, 34-30-0 ATS) were hoping to record the third consecutive win for the first time in this calendar year. After opening a four-game road trip with victories over the Orlando Magic and Dallas Mavericks, the Pacers failed to beat the San Antonio Spurs, the easiest of all three rivals. The third quarter was crucial as Indiana scored just 16 points and lost that period by 15. San Antonio was better in both rebounds (50-40) and assists (31-23) and deservedly got a 110-99 win.
Buddy Hield led the Pacers with a game-high 27 points, four rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Chris Duarte added 18 points and team-high nine boards, Myles Turner scored 14 points with a game-high three blocks and two thefts, while T.J. McConnell had ten points, six rebounds, game-high five dimes, and game-high four steals.
PG Tyrese Haliburton (calf) and SG Aaron Nesmith (hip) are questionable to play in Chicago on Sunday and are also questionable to meet the Sixers on Monday.
- 7-3 ATS in the last ten games overall
- 7-3 ATS in the last ten road games
- 10-4 ATS in the last 14 games playing on one day of rest
- 1-4 ATS in the last five games playing without rest
- 1-4 ATS in the last five Monday games
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Indiana Pacers Pick
The Pacers will be playing the second game of a back-to-back set as they played the Chicago Bulls and edged them on Sunday. Indiana could opt to rest some players on Monday, such as Tyrese Haliburton, who has a right calf soreness and might skip this one. Even if he plays, the Sixers are still firm favorites and I am backing them to get an easy win. While both offenses are pretty tied when it comes to points per game, Philly has a way stronger defense. The 76ers have the third-best defense in the NBA that allows 110.7 points per game opposite Indiana’s 117.3 points per contest.
Pick: Take the 76ers at -6.5 (-120)
Indiana will be tired after an exhausting game in Chicago, and I expect the Pacers to be quite lenient defensively. That said, I am backing the Sixers to score a bunch of points – they scored 119 points in each of their previous three games. A 120-point display is a possibility for the 76ers here, and I am pretty sure they will reach that mark. After all, the Sixers managed to do it in two H2H duels this year. Over is 4-1 in the last five H2H meetings, while Over is 4-1 in the previous five H2H duels in Indiana.
Pick: Go Over N/A points