The Philadelphia 76ers (29-13) travel to face off against the Indiana Pacers (24-20) on Thursday, January 25th. This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and televised on NBCS. The 76ers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Pacers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Spurs. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.
76ers vs Pacers
The 76ers Are Coming Off A Win
In the 76ers’ most recent game against the Spurs, Joel Embiid led the 76ers with 70 points while going 24/41 from the field. Tyrese Maxey also contributed 18 points as the 76ers won by a score of 133-123 vs. the Spurs.
Heading into today’s game vs. the Pacers, the 76ers are focused on staying above .500. So far, they are 29-13 and are in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference. In the Atlantic division, they are 2nd.
Philadelphia has an ATS record of 28-14 so far this season which includes their current two game losing streak vs. the spread. The 76ers have suffered two consecutive ATS losses when playing as underdogs, and they are 24-9 against the spread when they are the favorites.
The Pacers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In the Pacers’ most recent game against the Nuggets, Myles Turner led the Pacers with 22 points while going 8/18 from the field. T.J. McConnell put up 17 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Indiana ended up losing the game with a final score of 114-109.
As they prepare to take on the 76ers, the Pacers come in with a 24-20 overall record and are looking to end their three game losing streak. In the Eastern Conference, the Pacers are currently 7th and are 3rd in the Central division.
Indiana is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 24-18. The Pacers maintain an ATS record of 12-9 on the road, while they have a 12-9 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
76ers Offense Breakdown
For the season, the Philadelphia offense is the 5th ranked unit in the NBA, at 119.8 points per contest.
So far this season, the 76ers are averaging 119.8 points per game, which is 5th in the league. On the road, they are putting up 118.3 points per game.
When it comes to pace, Philadelphia is 18th in the NBA at 98.7 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 12th in the league at 47%.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the 76ers have made an average of 11.8 threes per game, which is 25th in the NBA. They are shooting 37% from beyond the arc.
Pacers Offense Breakdown
Heading into play, the Pacers’ offense is rated 1st in the league in scoring, averaging 124.6 points per contest.
Heading into tonight’s game, the Pacers are the top scoring team in the league at 124.6 points per game. At home, they are averaging 126.7 points per game.
Indiana’s offensive success has come from their ability to get to the rim. They lead the NBA in two-point field goal percentage at 58% and are also 1st in two-point makes per game.
So far, the Pacers have outscored the league average in 70.5% of their games. They have also been one of the most efficient teams in the league, ranking 1st in field goal percentage.
76ers Team Defense
This season, the 76ers’ defense is the 8th ranked defense in the NBA at 8th PPG. So far, they have held opposing offenses below the NBA scoring average in 57.1% of their games. In their previous game, the 76ers’ defense struggled against the Spurs, giving up 123 points on a field goal percentage of 46%.
Pacers Team Defense
At this time, the Pacers’ defense is positioned 29th in the NBA, permitting 122.9 points per game. Opponents are hitting 56.7% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.7% of their three-point attempts.
Key Players For The 76ers And Pacers
In today’s game, we anticipate Joel Embiid leading the scoring for the 76ers, contributing 31 points while shooting 10/19 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 36.1 points per game, along with 11.6 rebounds.
On the flip side, our predictions place Pascal Siakam as the leading scorer for the Pacers. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 21 while also collecting 7 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 52% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 21.8 points per game.
76ers vs Pacers Trends
- Across the 76ers last three road games, the team averaged 117 points per game while allowing 112. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2, while going 2-1 straight-up.
- Through their last three home games, Indiana has an ATS record of just 1-1-1. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 117 points per game.
- Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Pacers have a straight up record of 5-5. Their record vs the spread in these games was 6-2-2.
- Through their previous three contests as the betting favorite, the 76ers have a strong record of 3-0. Their record vs the spread in these matchups is 1-2.
In this 76ers vs. Pacers matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Pacers at +5. While we project the 76ers to win 118-114, our recommendation is to bet on the Pacers for the point-spread.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 237.5 and given that our model is projecting 232 points between the teams, we like the under.
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