76ers vs. Pacers - 2/20/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (21-33) at Philadelphia 76ers (12-41)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +6.5 -- Over/Under: 185 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, CSN
The Indiana Pacers and Philadelphia 76ers meet Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Indiana Pacers have won five of their last seven games and are creeping into the playoff race. On the season, the Pacers are averaging 95.8 points on 43.5 percent shooting and are allowing 97.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting. George Hill is averaging 14.1 points and 3.8 assists while David West is averaging 13.1 points and 7.3 rebounds. C.J. Miles is shooting 37.1 percent from the field and Roy Hibbert is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 48.6 percent from the field and 43.1 percent from deep in their last five games. The Pacers are never known for great offense, but they’ve won six straight games when topping 100 points and will continue to win most of their games if they continue to shoot lights out.
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The Philadelphia 76ers continue to compete by splitting their last eight games. On the season, the 76ers are averaging 89.8 points on 41 percent shooting and are allowing 100.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute is averaging 10 points and 4.9 rebounds while K.J. McDaniels is averaging 9.2 points and 3.8 rebounds. Nerlens Noel is grabbing 7.2 rebounds and Hollis Thompson is shooting 39.1 percent from the field. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing just 40.7 percent shooting from field in their last five games and have won four of their last seven games when allowing less than 100 points. However, the 76ers are playing their way out of the top pick in the draft with these wins. Michael Carter-Williams and Robert Covington are questionable with injuries.
The Pacers are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 vs. NBA Atlantic and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The 76ers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Central. The Pacers are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the underdog is 18-7-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings.
I don't know what it is about this 76ers team, but they continue to play hard and find ways to not only cover the spread but win games outright. I'll take the 76ers at home and the points.