Philadelphia 76ers Travel to Indiana to Face the Pacers
The 76ers have taken quite a few losses over recent weeks. In fact, at the moment, the 76ers have lost three straight games, most recently to the Pistons. With the NBA playoffs quickly approaching, the 76ers need to get it together quickly.
Now is the worst time to be falling apart, and that’s exactly what they’re doing. They’ve gone from first in the Eastern Conference to No.4.
The Indiana Pacers have already been eliminated from any playoff contention. However, getting a few wins over big teams before the end of the season is great for morale.
If the Pistons were able to beat the 76ers, the Pacers could pull it off too. The question is if they’re unable to beat them, can they keep the spread close enough to cover. We’ll hope to answer that question here.
Is there trouble between Harden and the 76ers? Philadelphia 76ers at Indiana Pacers Game Preview
Although nothing has been publicly said, it would seem that Doc Rivers is upset with Harden. Unfortunately, neither party can go back on the trade now, so they have to make it work.
The 76ers were held to just 94 points when they faced the Pistons. Their lack of offense is shocking for a team that usually averages 108.92 points per game. So, should we be worried again here?
The Pacers are ranked among the league’s worst defenses, allowing 114.0 points per game. This could be the perfect game for the 76ers to get some magic back.
However, it’s important to note that the Pacers actually have an offense that averages more points than the 76ers. Ranked 13th in the NBA, the Pacers put up 110.81 points per game. Does that make them the best bet?
Philadelphia 76ers at Indiana Pacers Betting Prediction
These two teams haven’t faced each other since November of 2021. We find this rather strange since both teams are in the Eastern Conference. However, we can try to use the game as a guide to predict what the spread will be.
With the difference between standings in the NBA, we think the 76ers will come in as about 7.5-point favorites. The question is, will they cover?
We feel this is the perfect game for the 76ers to bounce back and get a big win. It’s taking some time for them to pull themselves out of a slump but can do it here. The Pacers have an awful defense, especially in the paint.
Considering Domantas Sabonis is gone, there’s nobody to guard Embiid down low. Take the Philadelphia 76ers to cover the spread on Tuesday night.
When betting on the total, we’d recommend taking the under in this game. Recent weeks have been tough for both of these offenses.
Although we expect the 76ers to cover, we don’t expect them to blow out the Indiana Pacers. This year, the 76ers are 34-40-2 against the total.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.