76ers vs. Pacers - 4/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (39-36) at Philadelphia 76ers (9-66)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +12 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, CSN
The Indiana Pacers and Philadelphia 76ers meet Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Indiana Pacers could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 101.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 100.4 points on 44 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 23.4 points and 4.1 assists while George Hill is averaging 12.1 points and 4.1 rebounds. Monta Ellis is dishing 4.8 assists and Myles Turner is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have lost five of their last eight road games.
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The Philadelphia 76ers have won just one game since the month of March. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 97 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Ish Smith is averaging 14.9 points and 7.1 assists while Robert Covington is averaging 12.2 points and 6.1 rebounds. Nerlens Noel is grabbing eight rebounds and Isaiah Canaan is dishing 1.8 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost five straight home games.
The Pacers are 7-17-1 ATS in their last 25 Saturday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The 76ers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Central and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Pacers are 15-7-2 ATS in the last 24 meetings in Philadelphia and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
I'm not laying big chalk on the road with a Pacers team that doesn't look interested half the time. This game is a fade. However, if forced to pick, the 76ers at home and the points are the play. The Pacers have been struggling against below average teams as it is.