76ers vs Pacers Prediction - NBA Picks 3/18/23

Indiana Pacers (32-38) vs Philadelphia 76ers (46-22)

Game Info: Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Gainbridge Fieldhouse)

Betting Odds: Indiana Pacers +6.5 -- Over/Under: 235 Click Here for the Latest Odds

Where to Watch: Bally Sports Indiana, NBC Sports Philadelphia Stream live sports and exclusive originals on ESPN+. Sign up now! Advertisement

The Philadelphia 76ers invade the Gainbridge Fieldhouse to battle the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.

The Philadelphia 76ers have been on a tear as they’ve won eight of their last nine games overall and they will be eager to build on their seven-game win streak after blowing past the Hornets in a 121-82 road win last night. Joel Embiid led the team with 38 points, 13 rebounds and five assists, Tobias Harris added 18 points while James Harden tallied a triple-double of 11 points with 11 rebounds and 10 assists. As a team, the 76ers shot 50 percent from the field and 10 of 32 from the 3-point line as they poured in 35 points in the second quarter to take a 12-point lead into halftime, before they held the Hornets to just 28 points in the second half to make it a complete blowout.

Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers have been in decent shape as they’ve won six of their last 10 games overall and they will be eager to stay hot after taking down the surging Bucks in a 139-123 road win on Thursday. Andrew Nembhard led the team with 24 points and five assists, Aaron Nesmith added 22 points on eight of 11 shooting while Buddy Hield chipped in with 20 points and six assists. As a team, the Pacers shot 55 percent from the field and a sizzling 22 of 46 from the 3-point line as they got off to a poor start and fell behind by 14 points in the first half, before they exploded for a season-high 84 points in the second half to pull off their best win of the season.

Looking at the betting trends, the 76ers are 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on zero days rest. The Pacers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning record and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall.

Head to head, the over is 5-1 in the last six meetings overall, the 76ers are 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings in Indiana and the 76ers are 1-6 ATS in the last seven meetings overall.

The 76ers are keeping an eye on Jalen McDaniels who is day to day, while the Pacers have ruled out Bennedict Mathurin. Chris Duarte and Tyrese Haliburton. The Pacers were able to pull off a great win over the Bucks in their last outing and they have the advantage of extra rest here, but I’m sticking with the 76ers to take care of business on the road in this spot.

Peter’s Pick Philadelphia -6.5

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