The Philadelphia 76ers and Indiana Pacers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Indiana Pacers look to snap a seven-game losing streak.
The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 109.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 30.2 points and 4.2 assists, while James Harden is averaging 22 points and 9.8 assists. Tobias Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Tyrese Maxey is dishing 4.3 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 82.1 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.
The Indiana Pacers are averaging 111 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 114.3 points on 48 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 19.1 points and 5.9 assists, while Buddy Hield is averaging 18 points and 5 rebounds. Tyrese Haliburton is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Duarte is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.
The 76ers are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pacers are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 3-0-1 in 76ers last 4 road games. The over is 4-0 in Pacers last 4 overall. The 76ers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Indiana and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
I don't want to back the Indiana Pacers and their struggles as much as the next guy, but the 76ers feel like a team that's just skating by and waiting for the playoffs to start. The 76ers are also 4-8 against the spread this season as a double-digit favorite. The Pacers are 7-4 against the spread as a double-digit underdog. The 76ers are winning their last five games by an average of 2.8 points, and they win on the road by an average of 2.1 points. Too many points. Give me the Pacers.