How to Bet Pacers at 76ers NBA Lines & Game Info
Written by Henry Watkins on December 14, 2018
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In the early going in the NBA season, the Western Conference has become tough to figure out, as it really couldn’t be any tighter than it is at the moment. It is so close that back to back losses could potentially send the team at the top down to the #5 or #6 spot. Things are a little more clear-cut in the Eastern Conference, where the Toronto Raptors have established themselves as the team to beat with a 3 ½ game lead over the chasing pack. With so many games still to play, that lead is certainly far from being insurmountable, with the #3 Philadelphia 76ers one of the teams in with a shot at getting after the Raptors.
The lead that Philly has over the teams directly below them is a slender one, which is why their match-up with the Indiana Pacers on Friday night is such a big one. The Pacers are down in the #4 spot, but they are just a half game back of the 76ers, so it’s all to play for here. The 76ers are in as a 4 point favorite, with the point total set at 219.
How to Bet Pacers at 76ers NBA Odds & Game Info
When: Friday, December 14 at 7 PM EST
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Live Stream: WatchESPN
NBA Odds: Philadelphia 76ers -4 (Total 219)
All: Indiana Pacers 18-10 / Philadelphia 76ers 19-10
Home: Indiana Pacers 10-4 / Philadelphia 76ers 14-2
Away: Indiana Pacers 8-6 / Philadelphia 76ers 5-8
ATS: Indiana Pacers 14-13-1 / Philadelphia 76ers 13-16
Over/Under: Indiana Pacers 10-18 / Philadelphia 76ers 17-12
Why bet on the Indiana Pacers?
It is tough to bet against this Pacers team right now, as they come into this Friday night tilt on a 5-game winning streak, a run that has taken them all the way up to the #4 spot in the East, 4 games off the pace being set by the Raptors. Most of their good work has been done on home court this season, with double-digit wins already achieved in their own building.
That said, their road record is improving, and they are now 2 games above .500 at 8-6 on the road. One thing worth noting here, though, is that the Pacers have feasted on teams below .500, going 13-3 in those match-ups, while struggling a little versus teams with a winning record. Against those better teams, Indiana has gone just 5-7. Overall, the Pacers are 14-13-1 ATS, but they have covered in each of their last 4 games.
Total Score: 106.39
Field Goal Percentage: 47.71
Three-Point Percentage: 37.46
Free Throw Percentage: 74.22
Total Rebounds: 43.86
Total Score: 101.29
Field Goal Percentage: 43.94
Three-Point Percentage: 36.24
Free Throw Percentage: 75.91
Total Rebounds: 42.18
Why bet on the Philadelphia 76ers?
The 76ers are coming into this game with a bit of a chip on their shoulder after taking an unexpected loss at the hands of the Brooklyn Nets. This has proven to be a bit of a problem for the 76ers, as they are starting to make a habit of losing too much lesser teams.
They are 7-3 in their last 10 games, and besides that loss to the Nets, they also have a loss to the Cavaliers, another bottom feeder in the NBA. Against teams with a winning record, the 76ers are a solid 10-6, which is why you need to like their chances here. You also have to like that the 76ers have been damn near invincible on home court this season, going 14-2 in their own building.
Total Score: 114.24
Field Goal Percentage: 46.51
Three-Point Percentage: 35.22
Free Throw Percentage: 77.30
Total Rebounds: 47.28
Total Score: 112.00
Field Goal Percentage: 44.44
Three-Point Percentage: 34.06
Free Throw Percentage: 77.19
Total Rebounds: 44.03
Pacers at 76ers NBA Betting Trends
Indiana is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana’s last 5 games
Philadelphia is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Indiana
Philadelphia is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games when playing Indiana
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Pacers at 76ers
This is a great match-up and one that we should all be tuning into on Friday night. I think we are in for a close one here, and while I like Philly to win, I think that Indiana might do enough to cover.
Score: Indiana Pacers 105 – Philadelphia 76ers 108