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Indiana Pacers vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 1/17/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia 76ers at Indiana Pacers
Date & Time Thursday January 17, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, Indiana
The Line
The Line: Indiana Pacers -3 -- Over/Under: 224.5
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Indiana Pacers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Philadelphia 76ers look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 115.4 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 112.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 27 points and 13.3 rebounds while Jimmy Butler is averaging 18.7 points and 3.2 assists. JJ Redick is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is grabbing 9.5 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.5 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have split their last eight road games.

The Indiana Pacers look for another victory after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 109 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 103 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 19.5 points and 5.2 assists while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 16.3 points and four rebounds. Domantas Sabonis is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won nine of their last 10 home games.

The 76ers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference, 8-17 ATS in their last 25 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. The Pacers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference, 16-34-2 ATS in their last 52 Thursday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The 76ers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Indiana and 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings. The over is 10-1 in Pacers last 11 overall. The over is 4-1 in 76ers last 5 overall.

The Indiana Pacers have won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Philadelphia 76ers, which includes a 12-point win on the road about a month ago when they were three point underdogs. The 76ers are starting to put it together these last couple of weeks and are fresh off one of their better performances in a blowout win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, but they're not the same team on the road where they're allowing 116.1 points and losing by an average of 4.6 points. The Indiana Pacers are outscoring teams by an average of 10.3 points at home this season and are currently one of the hotter teams in the league overall. I'll lay the bucket with confidence in this contest.

Indiana Pacers -3

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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