To be exact Philadelphia and Indiana are top tier playoff contenders. However, both the 76ers and Pacers have slumped with NBA games betting odds. More emphatically both teams have been losing money even as they win games. Indiana happens to be one of the best defensive teams in the NBA. But their scoring ability remains a source of frustration. Counter to that is a 76ers team with strong offense but a subpar defense. Both teams are in second place in their respective divisions. And while the playoffs are a near certainty an Eastern Conference title remains doubtful.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Indiana Pacers
Date and Time: Thursday, January 17, 2019, 7 p.m. Eastern
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
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To begin with Philadelphia has dropped in recent NBA games betting value. The 76ers have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games. Three of their last four have gone over the total. Overall the Sixers are 28-16 straight up, 20-24 vs. the odds, and 26-18 over the total. Philly ranks sixth in the NBA for scoring offense but 22nd for points allowed. Center Joel Embiid has powered to a team best 26.9 points per game and 13.3 rebounds per game. Additional support comes from guard Jimmy Butler’s 18.7 points per game.
In the same way Indiana has had recent online sportsbook struggles. The Pacers have paid in just one of their last six matchups. And nine of their last team tilts have cleared the total. As a result, Indiana is 28-14 straight up and 20-22 vs. the line. Subsequently Indiana ranks 21st in the NBA for scoring offense but second for points allowed. Leading the Pacers is guard Victor Oladipo with 18.8 points per game. Additionally, forward Domantas Sabonis adds 15.2 points and 9.7 rebounds per game.
Stats to Consider
Encompassing Philadelphia’s drop off in value is their results in road games. The 76ers have failed to cover in five of their last eight away matchups. Four of Philly’s last six away games have gone under the total. By contrast Indiana has held their own at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in recent games. As an example, the Pacers have covered five of their last eight home games. Seven of their last nine home matchups have gone under the total.
Team vs. Team
Head to head the Pacers have controlled the payout window in their series with the 76ers. In fact, Indiana has paid in 10 of their last 14 games with Philadelphia. Five of the last seven games between these teams went under the total. Further, the Pacers have had even better success at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana has paid in five of their last seven home tilts with the Sixers. While five of the last six in this matchup at Indiana have gone under the total.
Matchup to Watch
As was previously noted the Pacers have the defense and home court advantage with the NBA games betting odds. Identical to that is their head to head superiority in this series. On this occasion everything points to Indiana.
76ers vs. Pacers NBA games Betting Odds Picks
In sum location, defense and head to head make Indiana the play!
76ers vs. Pacers NBA Betting Online Pick: Indiana Pacers
76ers vs. Pacers NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Pacers 98, Sixers 89
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