Indiana Pacers vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/18/20

Indiana Pacers vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/18/20 Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Indiana Pacers

NBA Basketball: Friday, December 18, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

The Line: Indiana Pacers +2 -- Over/Under: 217.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Philadelphia 76ers and Indiana Pacers meet Friday in NBA preseason action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Philadelphia 76ers look for a preseason win after beating the Celtics on Tuesday. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 108 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 99 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Shake Milton is averaging 19 points and four rebounds while Joel Embiid is averaging 18 points and three rebounds. Tobias Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is dishing six assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 24.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 28.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game.

The Indiana Pacers need a preseason win after losing twice to the Cavaliers. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 105 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 111.5 points on 50.3 percent shooting. Domantas Sabonis is averaging 17 points and 2.5 assists while Myles Turner is averaging 14 points and six rebounds. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Holiday is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 65.1 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game.

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The 76ers are 16-35-2 ATS in their last 53 road games and 3-14-1 ATS in their last 18 games as a road favorite. The Pacers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Friday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The 76ers are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Indiana and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Indiana.

The Philadelphia 76ers looked great in their preseason opener and should continue to play their starters a bit with this being their second and last preseason game. The Indiana Pacers lost twice to the Cavs and didn't play a lick of defense through two games. Hard to sell the Pacers in this spot. I'll lay the bucket with the 76ers on the road.

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Randy’s Pick Philadelphia 76ers +2

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