Indiana Pacers vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 12/31/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Philadelphia 76ers (23-12) at Indiana Pacers (21-12)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 3:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers +1.5 -- Over/Under: 211.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Indiana Pacers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 109.9 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 105.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 23.7 points and 12.4 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 19.7 points and 6.7 rebounds. Josh Richardson is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is dishing 8.7 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost four of their last six road games.
The Indiana Pacers need a win after losing three of their last four games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 108.9 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.7 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 18.3 points and 7.6 assists while TJ Warren is averaging 17.7 points and 3.6 rebounds. Domantas Sabonis is the third double-digit scorer and Jeremy Lamb is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won their last five home games.
The 76ers are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 road games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a road favorite and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 6-1 in 76ers last 7 overall. The over is 4-1 in Pacers last 5 overall. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Indiana and 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
We know the Indiana Pacers are a banged up bunch and have run into a rough patch recently, but they also continue to find ways to win and are 10-6-1 ATS at home. The Philadelphia 76ers continue to underachieve and play their worst on the road where they lose by an average of 0.6 points and allow 46.7 percent shooting. Injuries or not, the Pacers have been more impressive and are hard to turn down as a home underdog.