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Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers Odds
The Pacers will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the 76ers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in NBA wagering action.
The Pacers bring a 11-11 record (11-11 ATS) to the battle against the 12-10 76ers, who are 11-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Indiana go 9-13 so far and the 76ers go 13-9. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pacers sit at No. 6 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the 76ers are at No. 25 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Pacers will win this game 92-90.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Indiana's No. 29-ranked offense (91 PPG) against a 76ers defense that ranks No. 8 at 94.6 PPG. The Pacers have averaged 41.7% from the field per game, less than the 76ers have managed so far this season (43.1% on average).
Defensively, the 76ers feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, giving up 90 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 in the league in scoring at home.
Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 96-89 result against the Bulls on December 12. The 76ers failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 185 combined points took the game OVER the total. Philadelphia got 26 points from Jrue Holiday en route to a 96-89 loss against Chicago on Wednesday at Wells Fargo Center.
The Pacers were a 96-81 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cavaliers. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (177) made winners of UNDER bettors. Paul George scored 27 points for Indiana on Wednesday, leading the Pacers to a 96-81 victory over Cleveland at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After playing Chicago are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
A few 76ers at Pacers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Philadelphia's last 16 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Indiana's last 16 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Indiana's last 22 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Indiana is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Philadelphia home to LA Lakers, Sunday, December 16
Indiana at Detroit, Saturday, December 15