The Indiana Pacers (6-3) travel to face off against the Philadelphia 76ers (7-1) on Sunday, November 12th. This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Wells Fargo Center and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 6:00 ET.
Pacers vs 76ers
The Pacers Are Coming Off A Win
In their last game, the Pacers defeated the Bucks with a final score of 126-124. Heading into the game, the Pacers were the underdogs at +1 giving them both a straight-up and ATS win. The over/under line entering this matchup was 239.5 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.
Coming into today’s matchup, the Pacers will be looking to build on their current three game winning streak and their overall record is currently 6-3. Currently, the team is 3rd in the Eastern Conference as well as 1st in the Central division.
Indiana comes in with an overall ATS record of 6-3 so far this season. The Pacers are in the midst of a two game ATS win streak as underdogs, and they come in with a 4-2 record against the spread as favorites.
The 76ers Are Coming Off A Win
The 76ers clinched a 114-106 win over the Pistons in their previous game. The 76ers turned the game around and came out on top, despite being in a trailing position at halftime with 56-48.
Today’s matchup sees the 76ers seeking to extend their current seven game winning streak, with an overall record standing at 7-1. Currently, the team is 1st in the Eastern Conference as well as 1st in the Atlantic division.
In terms of the spread, Philadelphia currently holds an ATS record of 7-1, which is above .500. This season, Philadelphia has a 5-1 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 2-0 as underdogs.
Pacers Offense Breakdown
The Pacers arrive for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, scoring an average of 126 points per game (1st). When looking at the Pacers pace of play, they tend to play an up-tempo style of basketball. So far, the team is in the upper half of the NBA in possessions per game, averaging 103. Not only does the team maintain an up-tempo playing style, but they have also effectively combined it with one of the better field goal percentages in the NBA, which is 49%.
76ers Offense Breakdown
The Philadelphia offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 6th ranked offense at 118.6 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the 76ers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.9 made 3’s per game. Despite struggling with their outside shot, Philadelphia remains one of the better offensive units in large part to their ability to get to the charity stripe. So far, the team is averaging 23.5 made free-throws per game.
Pacers Team Defense
Currently, the Pacers’ defense holds the 26th rank in the NBA, allowing 121.6 points per game.
Inside the arc, the Pacers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 53.3% and 38.0% from three-point territory.
76ers Team Defense
So far, the 76ers’ defense is ranked 7th in the league at 107.4 points per contest.
The Philadelphia defense has allowed opponents to shoot 34.4% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 44.2% of their field goal attempts vs. Philadelphia.
Key Players For The Pacers And 76ers
The outlook for today’s matchup points to Tyrese Haliburton as the primary point contributor for the Pacers, finishing with 14 points while maintaining a 5/10 shooting accuracy. For the season, he has been averaging 23.6 points per game, in addition to 4.2 rebounds.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Joel Embiid to be the top scorer for the 76ers. Our projection has him finishing the game with 23, and he is expected to secure 8 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 51.2%, and he is contributing 31.9 points per game on average.
Pacers vs 76ers Trends
- When looking at their past three road matchups, Indiana has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 123 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
- When looking at their past three matchups at home, Philadelphia has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 115 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
- Indiana has done well both straight up and vs the spread as the underdog, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 ATS in their last three games.
- Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the 76ers have a straight up record of 10-0. But, their mark vs the spread was just 9-1.
Pacers vs 76ers Prediction
When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this 76ers vs. 76ers game, our recommendation is to take the Pacers at +6.5. Despite our model showing the 76ers winning 113-111, we like Pacers as our point-spread pick.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 239.5 and our model has the Pacers and 76ers finishing with a combined 224 points. Our pick is to take the under.
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