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76ers vs Pacers Betting Preview

Indiana PacersPhiladelphia 76ers
March 16, 7:30 PM | Wells Fargo Center

Indiana Pacers vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds

40-25TEAM RECORD24-40

The 76ers will be trying to slam the Pacers on Saturday when the teams tip off at Wells Fargo Center in NBA betting action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The 76ers are 24-40 so far on the season, and 30-34 ATS vs. the number. The Pacers, meanwhile, are 40-25 and 36-29 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Philadelphia go 33-31 and the Pacers go 30-35 on the totals.

View Indiana vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
For bettors going with the 76ers in this one, they were listed earlier as 6-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 184 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the 76ers rated this week at No. 24 and the Pacers sitting at No. 3. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 98-89 result in favor of the Pacers today.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Philadelphia's No. 20-rated squad against Indiana's No. 1-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Philadelphia rates No. 23 in the league with 6.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 15 with 7.1 per outing.

Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, giving up 90.8 points per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 in the league in scoring at home.

The Pacers were a 99-93 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (192) made winners of OVER bettors. The Pacers wasted a 27-point performance from George Hill as Los Angeles ran past them 99-93 on Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The 76ers were a 98-94 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Heat. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (192) made winners of UNDER bettors. Philadelphia got 24 points and 15 rebounds from Thaddeus Young in a losing cause in a 98-94 loss to Miami on Wednesday at Wells Fargo Center.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Portland are 5-5
After playing Miami are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few Pacers at 76ers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 9 games when playing at home against Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games

Next up:
Indiana at Cleveland, Monday, March 18
Philadelphia home to Portland, Monday, March 18