Philadelphia 76ers (29-16) vs Indiana Pacers (29-14)Date : 01/17/2019
Time : 7:00 PM ET
Location : Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers
The Pacers will welcome the 4th seed Sixers to Bankers Life Fieldhouse as they are coming off a blowout win against the Suns while the Sixers were able to blow out the Wolves in their last game. Game tips off at 7:00 PM ET.
Philadelphia 76ers's Latest Performance :
The Sixers are coming off a 42 points victory against the Wolves. Jimmy Butler didn’t show mercy against his former team as he scored 19 points on 8-for-10 shooting including 3 threes on the night. The game was already over by the third quarter so he sat out the fourth. The Sixers shot a season-best 59.8 percent from the field and made a season-high 21 three-pointers. Ben Simmons missed a triple-double by one assist on Tuesday, finishing with 20 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists, a steal and three blocks on 7-of-10 shooting in just 26 minutes. Embiid finished with game highs of 31 points and 13 rebounds while dominating the head-to-head matchup against Towns. The Sixers are two games behind the Pacers and with this win, they can close the gap to one. With the way the Sixers are playing they shouldn’t have a problem playing the Pacers.
Indiana Pacers 's Latest Performance :
The Pacers spoiled Booker’s return to the Suns as they were able to put up 131 points in the blowout win. It was a balanced effort for the Pacers as seven players reached double-digits in scoring. Bogdanovic and Evans both had 20 points to end the night. Evans has quietly hit double figures in three straight games, scoring 20, 12 and 15 in them, and would have had more tonight had the score not been so lopsided. Myles Turner returned from his shoulder injury and hit 7-of-11 field goals and a 3-pointer for 18 points, six rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks in 28 minutes. The Pacers will need Victor Oladipo offense against the Sixers after scoring only eight points on 2-for-11 shooting. It’s been a rough month for Oladipo, who looked a bit sluggish tonight. He hasn’t hit 20 points in five straight games, and the eight points tonight was his second-lowest total of the season. Let’s hope he shows up in a big game against the Sixers.
How Philadelphia 76ers & Indiana Pacers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Pacers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win.
76ers are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Against The Spread Selection: Philadelphia 76ers
My reason for the pick :
The Sixers will pick up their third straight win against the Pacers on the road. The Sixers chemistry is getting better and better as the season goes on and they prove it when the team needs it the most perhaps they can play together after all. Emiid will get the better of Turner in this game while Oladipo continues to struggle with his shot without Oladipo points against a great team like the Sixers I see it hard for them to win. Evans will have another good game but it will be in a losing effort. Go with the Sixers in this game.
Betting trends for Philadelphia 76ers:
- 76ers are 8-17 ATS in their last 25 road games.
Betting trends for Indiana Pacers :
- Pacers are 17-7 ATS in their last 24 vs. NBA Atlantic.