Philadelphia 76ers at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 2/3/2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 2 point favorites.
The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 24-24. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.0 as they are averaging 107.9 points per game while giving up 106.9 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 29-23. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 106.5 points per game and surrendering 105.3, good for a point differential of 1.2.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 26-22-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 26-22-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 28-24-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 21-29-2 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
01/15/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
02/01/18 F Myles Turner Knee is "?" Friday vs Charlotte
Joel Embiid averages 23.8 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 11 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Ben Simmons comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 56%.
Victor Oladipo averages 23.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Bojan Bogdanovic averages 13.1 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers allow 106.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league. Philadelphia averages 107.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 46.9 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 17.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers surrender 105.3 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 23.1 assists allowed per contest, and 14th with 42.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game this season. Indiana is 12th in the league with 106.5 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.25. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 41.6 boards per game and 16th in assists per contest with 22.5. The Pacers are 27th in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The 76ers are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 106.5, and their offensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 24th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Philadelphia is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 29th in the NBA.
Indiana is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Pacers are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 13th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana -2
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