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76ers open as NBA underdog vs Pacers

Philadelphia 76ersIndiana Pacers
6-8November 23, 2013, 07:00 | Bankers Life Fieldhouse11-1

Philadelphia travels to Indiana on Saturday, hoping to boost its 6-8 mark with a victory over the Pacers.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Pacers are 11-1 so far on the season, and 9-3 ATS vs. the number. The 76ers, meanwhile, are 6-8 and 8-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Indiana go 3-9 and the 76ers go 10-4 on the totals.

View Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Pacers as -13.5-point Favorite on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 193, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

This game matches up the No. 8 (Pacers) and the No. 30 (76ers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 101-87 result in favor of the Pacers is predicted by handicapping models.

The 76ers were a 115-107 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bucks. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (222) made winners of OVER bettors. Philadelphia got 27 points from Evan Turner en route to a 115-107 victory over Milwaukee on Friday at Wells Fargo Center.

Last time out for Indiana, they were a 97-82 winner as they battled the Celtics on the road. The Pacers covered in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 179 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Pacers got a 27-point performance from Paul George as Indiana ran past Boston 97-82 on Friday at TD Garden.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Indiana's No. 20-ranked offense (96.42 PPG) against a 76ers defense that ranks No. 30 at 109.57 PPG. The Pacers have averaged 45.07% from the field per game, less than the 76ers have managed so far this season (45.78% on average).

A few 76ers at Pacers trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Philadelphia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games on the road
Indiana is 10-1-1 SU in its last 12 games
Indiana is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Philadelphia at Orlando, Wednesday, November 27th
Indiana home to Minnesota, Monday, November 25th