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76ers face Pacers: NBA odds preview

Philadelphia 76ersIndiana Pacers
15-51March 17, 2014, 07:00 | Bankers Life Fieldhouse49-17

Philadelphia pays a visit to Indiana on Monday, hoping to send the Pacers to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Supporters of the 76ers have seen them go 15-51 and 24-42 ATS so far this season, while the Pacers are at 49-17 and 34-31-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Pacers are 29-35-2, while the 76ers are 31-34-1.View Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Pacers installed as -20-point Favorite in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 203.

This game pits the Pacers, currently No. 15 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the 76ers, who rate No. 30 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 99-82 victory for the Pacers.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 103-77 loser as they battled the Grizzlies at home. The 76ers failed to cover in the match as a 14-point underdog, while 180 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Philadelphia was run off the court by the Grizzlies on Saturday as Memphis blasted them 103-77 at Wells Fargo Center.

In their last action, Indiana was a 112-104 winner on the road against the Pistons. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (216) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Paul George poured in 30 points for Indiana on Saturday, as they defeated Detroit 112-104 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indiana's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 98.76 PPG, against a 76ers defense that ranks No. 30 at 110.83 PPG. The Pacers field goal percentage has averaged 45.52% so far, more than the 76ers shooters have achieved on the year, 43.1% per game.

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Chicago, Wednesday, March 19th
Indiana at New York, Wednesday, March 19th