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Indiana Pacers at Philadelphia 76ers Betting Preview 03/13/18

The Philadelphia 76ers (36-29) welcome the Indiana Pacers (39-28) to Wells Fargo Center as they try to prolong their 11-game home winning streak. The game can be seen on Fox Sports Midwest – Indiana at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 210.5 points with Philadelphia set as a 5-point favorite.

Indiana Pacers vs. Philadelphia 76ers Free Prediction

The last time the Pacers played, they topped the Boston Celtics, 99-97. Indiana had a better effective field goal percentage (0.556 vs. 0.494). Boston, on the other hand, did an excellent job of converting from the free throw line (17-21; 81.0 percent). Myles Turner was a key piece for Indiana with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

The 76ers won big over the Brooklyn Nets in their last game, 120-97. The 76ers had a fantastically low turnover percentage of 8.0 (better than their season average of 14.8) and held the Nets to an effective field goal percentage of 0.447 (below their season average of 0.508). With 11 points and 13 rebounds, Philadelphia’s Ersan Ilyasova put together a good outing.

Philadelphia could own the offensive glass in this contest. The 76ers rank third in offensive rebounding percentage (25.6 percent), while Indiana ranks 24th in defensive rebounding percentage (76.4 percent).

Indiana comes into the game with records of 39-28 straight up (SU) and 38-29 against the spread (ATS). Pacers games tend to finish under the total (58.2 percent).

Meanwhile, Philadelphia is 36-29 SU and 37-28 ATS. Much like Indiana, 76ers games have a slight tendency to go under the projected point total (50.8 percent).

Bojan Bogdanovic has averaged 19.4 points and 1.6 steals over the last five games for Indiana.

Both teams have won a game in the season series. The Pacers won the most recent matchup 100-92, covering as 2-point favorites. The game finished with a total of 192 points, which was 18 points below the projected point total of 210 points. The Pacers knocked down 21 of their 25 free throws (84.0 percent) and had a better turnover percentage (12.6 vs. 15.6). Victor Oladipo was a top performer in the victory, with 19 points and eight rebounds.

Indiana Pacers vs. Philadelphia 76ers Betting Pick

Free NBA Pick: SU Winner – 76ers, ATS Winner – 76ers, O/U – Under

Notes

Betting Notes:

On the road, Indiana is 18-14 ATS with 19 unders, 12 overs and 1 push.

At home, Philadelphia is 20-9 ATS with 16 unders and 13 overs.

Indiana is 24-2 when they hold opponents under 100 points, while Philadelphia is 16-0.

In games where they reach the century mark, the Pacers are 31-14 and the 76ers are 33-18.

Indiana ranks third in points off turnovers per game (18.3) while Philadelphia ranks last in points off turnovers allowed per game (19.4).

The Pacers average 8.6 steals per game, which ranks fourth in the league. The 76ers rank 29th in steals allowed per game (8.8).

Philadelphia ranks first in rebounds per game (46.6) while Indiana ranks 22nd (42.4).

The 76ers rank third in assists per game (25.9) while the Pacers rank 22nd (22.1).

Indiana ranks third in fast break points per game (14.9) while Philadelphia ranks 19th (10.3).

The 76ers rank second in points allowed in the paint per game (41.4) while the Pacers rank 17th (44.9).

Philadelphia ranks 14th in three pointers allowed per game (29.3) while Indiana ranks 26th (30.8).

The 76ers rank 10th in blocks per game (5.0) while the Pacers rank 21st in blocks allowed per game (5.1).

Philadelphia averages 13.6 second chance points per game, which ranks sixth in the league. Indiana ranks 16th in second chance points allowed per game (12.7).

Bettings Trends:

In their last five games, Indiana is 4-1 ATS with 5 unders.

Philadelphia is 3-2 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs over their last five games.

The Pacers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 2.6, up from 1.6 for the season.

During their last five games, the 76ers have scored an average of 113.4 points per game (5.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 107.2 points per game (1.6 above their season average).

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