Indiana Pacers (18-10) at Philadelphia 76ers (19-10)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -4 -- Over/Under: 218 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Indiana Pacers and Philadelphia 76ers meet Friday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Indiana Pacers look to stay hot while building on their five-game winning streak. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 106.4 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 101.3 points on 44 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 20.9 points and 4.8 assists while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 16.6 points and 3.9 rebounds. Domantas Sabonis is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have split their last six road games.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 114.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 26.5 points and 13.3 rebounds while Jimmy Butler is averaging 19.8 points and 2.9 assists. JJ Redick is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is grabbing nine rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.3 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won 12 of their last 14 home games.
The Pacers are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 Friday games, 13-4 ATS in their last 17 vs. NBA Atlantic and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The 76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 19-7 ATS in their last 26 Friday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Pacers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Philadelphia and 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings. The under is 5-2 in 76ers last 7 overall. The under is 8-0 in Pacers last 8 overall.
The Philadelphia 76ers should be eager to rebound from such a brutal loss to the Brooklyn Nets, and they're still one of the best teams at home when it comes to both SU and ATS victories. The Indiana Pacers are playing well and riding a five-game winning streak, but they're not as good on the road as they are at home, and I don't trust them against top tier teams in the East without their best player. I'll lay the small chalk with the 76ers at home. ..