Indiana Pacers vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 11/9/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (0-6) at Indiana Pacers (3-4)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia 76ers and Indiana Pacers meet Wednesday night in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Philadelphia 76ers are desperate for a victory that would snap an 0-6 start to the NBA season. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 91.3 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 105 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 17.6 points and 6.8 rebounds while Ersan Ilyasova is averaging 15 points and 1.3 assists. Jahlil Okafor is the third double-digit scorer and Sergio Rodriguez is dishing 7.7 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost 17 straight road games.
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The Indiana Pacers look to remain unbeaten at home to get back to a .500 record. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 108.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 113 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 20.4 points and 6.1 rebounds while Myles Turner is averaging 16.4 points and 6.9 rebounds. C.J. Miles is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Teague is dishing 6.9 assists. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won six straight home games.
The 76ers are 15-37 ATS in their last 52 vs. Eastern Conference and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The 76ers are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
I hate big chalk in NBA games, but the 76ers are god awful and they've been even worse on the road where they've lost 17 straight. The Pacers have the offense to shoot teams out of the gym and they play thier best ball at home. So, while I'm not a fan of big numbers, the Pacers by double digits is more than doable in this spot. The 76ers haven't shown much improvement from past seasons up to this point.