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Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers 1/4/23 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Indiana Pacers (21-17) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (22-14)
January 4, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -7; Over/Under: +232
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The Indiana Pacers and Philadelphia 76ers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center. The Indiana Pacers have won 4 straight games. The Philadelphia 76ers have won 7 of their last 9 games.

The Indiana Pacers are averaging 115.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 115.8 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 20.7 points and 3.9 rebounds, while Buddy Hield is averaging 17.9 points and 4.8 rebounds. Bennedict Mathurin is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 7.9 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game.

The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 112.1 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 108.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 33.5 points and 4.6 assists, while James Harden is averaging 22.1 points and 11 assists. Tyrese Maxey is the third double-digit scorer and Tobias Harris is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.3 rebounds per game.

The Pacers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The 76ers are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 home games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Pacers last 4 overall. The over is 5-1 in 76ers last 6 overall. The Pacers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Philadelphia 76ers are the better team, and they’re at their best at home, where they win by an average of 6.9 points. However, this is a lot of points to give a Pacers side that’s quietly won 4 straight games and is a competitive bunch that loses in the underdog role by an average of 1.8 points. Give me the free buckets.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Indiana Pacers +7

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