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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Indiana Pacers - 3/10/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Indiana Pacers at Philadelphia 76ers
Date & Time Sunday March 10, 2019, 3:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Line
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -5.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ABC
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NBA | Indiana Pacers at Philadelphia 76ers
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The Indiana Pacers and Philadelphia 76ers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Indiana Pacers could use a win here after splitting their last 10 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 108.7 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 103.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 17.7 points and 1.8 assists while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 14.3 points and 9.3 rebounds. Wesley Matthews is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing seven rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have lost their last three road games.

The Philadelphia 76ers also need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 115.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 27.3 points and 13.5 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 20.9 points and 2.5 assists. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and JJ Redick is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.9 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have split their last six home games.

The Pacers are 39-17-1 ATS in their last 57 Sunday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic. The 76ers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Pacers are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Philadelphia and the road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The under is 16-5 in 76ers last 21 overall. The under is 6-2 in Pacers last 8 road games.

The Philadelphia 76ers aren't the most consistent team in the world, but the Pacers are even more banged up than they were previously, and they're really struggling defensively with the lack of depth, allowing 47 percent shooting in their last five games. The 76ers are winning at home this season by an average of eight points and beat the hell out of the Pacers in the last meeting, 120-96. The 76ers also need to take advantage of games like this if they're going to have a shot at the third seed in the east. I'll eat the reasonable number with the home team.

Pick:
Philadelphia 76ers -5.5

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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