The Indiana Pacers (6-4) travel to face off against the Philadelphia 76ers (8-1) on Tuesday, November 14th. This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Wells Fargo Center 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 Pacers. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.
Pacers vs 76ers
The Pacers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Pacers were defeated by the 76ers in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 137-126. The Pacers picked up the win despite trailing going into halftime 69-60.
The Pacers will face the 76ers bringing in an overall record of 6-4 and a 2-1 record over their previous three games. The team is currently 3rd in the Eastern Conference, and they are also 1st in the Central division.
Indiana is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 6-4. In their last three home games, Indiana has successfully covered the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 5-2 at home compared to 1-2 on the road.
The 76ers Are Coming Off A Win
The 76ers won vs. the Pacers in their most recent game, ending with a score of 137-126. The 76ers not only secured a straight-up victory in this game but also covered the spread as -6.5-point favorites. The over/under line entering this matchup was 239 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.
Today’s matchup sees the 76ers seeking to extend their current eight game winning streak, with an overall record standing at 8-1. Away from home, the 76ers have a 2-1 record this season, while maintaining a 6-0 record in their home games.
Philadelphia comes in with an overall ATS record of 8-1 so far this season. At their home court, the 76ers’ ATS record is perfect at 6-0, in contrast to 2-1 on the road against the spread.
Pacers Offense Breakdown
Heading into play, the Pacers’ offense is rated 1st in the league in scoring, averaging 126 points per contest. The Pacers come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 15.8 made 3’s per game. A key to the teams offensive success is their ability to avoid turning the ball over. So far, Indiana is ranked 6th in fewest turnovers per game.
76ers Offense Breakdown
Leading up to today’s matchup, the 76ers are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 120.7 points per game (3rd). When looking at the team’s pace of play, the 76ers are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 99.2 per contest. Even though the team has preferred to play at a slower pace, their effective field goal percentage of 54% has helped them with their overall scoring numbers.
Pacers Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Pacers’ defense is giving up an average of 123.1 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 70.0% of their games.
When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Pacers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 53.4% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 38.4% from downtown.
76ers Team Defense
At this time, the 76ers’ defense is positioned 8th in the NBA, permitting 109.4 points per game.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the 76ers are forcing 12.9 per game, which is 9th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 1st in blocked shots at 7 per game.
Key Players For The Pacers And 76ers
For today’s matchup, we project Tyrese Haliburton to lead the scoring for the Pacers, putting up 14 points and shooting at a rate of 5/10. Throughout this season, his average stands at 23.8 points per game, along with 3.9 rebounds.
As for Philadelphia, Joel Embiid is projected to be the primary scorer for the 76ers. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 24, and adding 8 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 50.5%, and he is contributing 32.4 points per game on average.
- Across their last five road contests, Indiana has a 3-2 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 2-3, while averaging 120 points per game.
- The 76ers are 3-2 ATS in their last home games and 3-2 straight-up.
- In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Pacers have a strong straight up record of 3-2. In addition, their ATS record was 3-2 in these scenarios.
- The 76ers have played well in their last three games as the betting favorite, going 3-0 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.
For a point-spread bet in this 76ers vs. 76ers matchup, we’re leaning towards the Pacers at +5.5. Although our projections show the 76ers winning 115-112, we suggest placing your bet on the Pacers for the point-spread.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 240.5, and our model projects the Pacers and 76ers to reach a combined total of 227 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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