76ers vs Pacers NBA Odds & Game Prediction

76ers vs Pacers NBA Odds & Game Prediction

Written by on January 17, 2019

A huge Eastern Conference matchup takes place on Thursday night when two of the best in the East duke it out at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Most feel Philadelphia is a contender to win the NBA Championship. Indiana believes they can win the title. Which team gets it done on Jan. 17?

76ers vs Pacers NBA Odds & Game Prediction

Why Philadelphia 76ers are a good bet -3?

Ever since the 76ers acquired Jimmy Butler from Minnesota, they’ve been one of the top teams in the NBA. Philly has won 7-of-10.

The 76ers can beat you all sorts of ways. They mustn’t just rely on Joel Embiid’s inside game or Ben Simmon’s penetration into the lane. They can now count on both JJ Reddick and Butler hitting from deep. They’ll use the inside/outside game to upset Indiana on Thursday night.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 115.4
  • Field Goal %: 47.2
  • 3-Point %: 35.6
  • Free Throw %: 76.6
  • Rebounds/G: 47.5
Defense:
  • Points/G: 112.4
  • Field Goal %: 45.1
  • 3-Point %: 34.7
  • Free Throw %: 77.6
  • Rebounds/G: 43.2

Why Indiana Pacers are a good bet -3?

Are the Pacers a safe bet for Thursday night?

The Pacers should cover because they’re an old school hoops team. While the 76ers boast the big names, Indiana plays an inside/outside game as well, only instead of relying on a single inside and a single outside player, the Pacers throw their entire bench at you.

Two of those bench players, Tyreke Evans and Domantas Sabonis, are probably starters on most any other squad. Indiana should win and cover.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 109
  • Field Goal %: 48.3
  • 3-Point %: 37.3
  • Free Throw %: 74.4
  • Rebounds/G: 43.7
Defense:
  • Points/G: 103
  • Field Goal %: 44.4
  • 3-Point %: 36.1
  • Free Throw %: 76.7
  • Rebounds/G: 42.5

NBA Betting Trends for 76ers vs Pacers

  • Philadelphia is 2-4 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 6-2 SU in the last 8 games
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games
  • Indiana is 2-5 ATS in the last 7 games
  • Indiana is 9-2 SU in the last 11 games
  • The total went OVER in 5 of Indiana’s last 5 games

76ers vs Pacers Final NBA Betting Analysis

Philly’s getting all sorts of press. The reason’s because their top draft pick from a year ago, Markelle Fultz, hasn’t been healthy and they’re still keeping pace with the Celtics and Raptors in the Atlantic Division.

That’s all well and good, but the old school Pacers, old school because they’re a defense first basketball team, doesn’t care about name recognition. Indiana’s a well-oiled machine. No egos means every player just does his job. That will lead to a big win and cover on Thursday night.

NBA Betting Pick: Indiana Pacers -3

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