Indiana Pacers vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/31/21

Indiana Pacers vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/31/21 Photo by Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia 76ers (14-6) at Indiana Pacers (11-8)

NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

The Line: Indiana Pacers +2 -- Over/Under: 223 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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

The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 113.6 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 109.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 28.3 points and 11.1 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 19.9 points and 2.8 assists. Shake Milton is the third double-digit scorer and Seth Curry is dishing 2.8 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game.

The Indiana Pacers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 113.3 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 110.7 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 22.7 points and 4.3 rebounds while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 20.5 points and 5.8 assists. TJ Warren is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 39.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game.

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The 76ers are 14-35-2 ATS in their last 51 road games. The Pacers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 9-4 in 76ers last 13 overall. The over is 4-1 in Pacers last 5 home games. The 76ers are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Indiana and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

The Indiana Pacers are a good enough team to consider in the underdog role, but they've been inconsistent this season and I'm not sure I trust them against one of the better teams in the East. The Philadelphia 76ers are playing some of their best ball in the league right now, and that includes winning their last five games by an average of 5.2 points while shooting 47.2 percent from the field. The Pacers will struggle to get stops down the stretch of this game. I'll lay the bucket.

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Randy’s Pick Philadelphia 76ers -2

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