Pacers vs. 76ers - 3/21/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (9-60) at Indiana Pacers (36-33)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -15 -- Over/Under: 209 See the Latest Odds
TV: CN8PHI, FSMW
The Philadelphia 76ers and Indiana Pacers square off Monday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Philadelphia 76ers have won just two games since the month of February. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 97.1 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.6 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Ish Smith is averaging 15.2 points and seven assists while Nerlens Noel is averaging 11.3 points and eight rebounds. Isaiah Canaan is dishing 1.8 assists and Hollis Thompson is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.1 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost nine straight road games.
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The Indiana Pacers look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 101.9 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 100.7 points on 44 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 23.6 points and seven rebounds while George Hill is averaging 12.4 points and 3.6 assists. Monta Ellis is dishing 4.8 assists and Myles Turner is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have lost four of their last six home games.
The 76ers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Central. The Pacers are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games. The 76ers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Pacers aren't consistent enough to trust with such a number, as they have yet to string together consistent wins and have lost four of six at home. While I wouldn't touch the 76ers either, if forced to pick this game, I'd take the points.