Indiana Pacers at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 3/13/2018
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 5.5 point favorites.
The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 39-28. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.6 as they are averaging 106.0 points per game while giving up 104.4 per contest. The 76ers have an overall mark of 36-29. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 107.9 points per contest and giving up 105.6, which is a point differential of 2.3.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 38-29-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 25-39-3 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 36-28-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 32-33-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
3/11/2018 Furkan Korkmaz SG Foot Expected to be out until at least Mar 15
3/7/2018 Markelle Fultz PG Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Mar 15
Victor Oladipo comes into this contest averaging 23.8 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Myles Turner averages 13.6 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 7 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Ben Simmons averages 16.3 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 7.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 58%. Joel Embiid averages 23.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.9 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 106 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.61 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.6 per game. The Pacers allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.7 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 10th in the league with 107.9 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.26. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 46.6 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 25.9. The 76ers are 1st in turnovers per game with 17.1. The 76ers surrender 105.6 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 21.4 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 41.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season.
The Pacers are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 108, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 19th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. Indiana is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 29th in the league. The 76ers are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.3, and their defensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia -5.5
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