The Philadelphia 76ers and Indiana Pacers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 115.1 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 110.7 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 33.5 points and 4.1 assists, while James Harden is averaging 21.9 points and 10.8 assists. Tyrese Maxey is the third double-digit scorer and Tobias Harris is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 83.6 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game.
The Indiana Pacers are averaging 115.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 117.9 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 20.8 points and 3.7 rebounds, while Myles Turner is averaging 18 points and 7.6 rebounds. Buddy Hield is the third double-digit scorer and Bennedict Mathurin is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game.
The 76ers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games. The Pacers are 19-8 ATS in their last 27 Saturday games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The over is 5-2 in 76ers last 7 overall. The over is 5-1 in Pacers last 6 overall. The 76ers are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Indiana and 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
It wouldn't be surprising to see the 76ers roll big, but they're on the end of a back to back, and they're not as good on the road as they are at home. The Indiana Pacers have played better over the last week, and they need to stack some wins to improve their potential playoff position. The Pacers lose as underdogs by an average of 3.4 points. I'll take a shot with the home dog.