Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/1/2020
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2020
Location: Visa Athletic Center in Orlando, Florida
TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia -4.5
Malcolm Brogdon and the Indiana Pacers (39-26, 2nd in the Central Division) host the Philadelphia 76ers (39-26, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) at Visa Athletic Center on Saturday. The spread on this game has Philadelphia as 4.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 214.
The 76ers cover the spread 45.9% of the time, having gone 28-33-4 ATS. Indiana is covering 54.8% of the time, going 34-28-3 against the spread.
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
07/30/20 PG Raul Neto Back is questionable Saturday vs Indiana
07/28/20 PF Joel Embiid Calf is probable Saturday vs Indiana
07/28/20 SG Glenn Robinson III Hip is questionable Saturday vs Indiana
06/06/20 SG Ben Simmons Back is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Indiana
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
07/24/20 PF Domantas Sabonis Foot is out indefinitely
07/23/20 C Goga Bitadze Knee is out indefinitely
07/23/20 SG Victor Oladipo Knee is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Philadelphia
07/22/20 SG Malcolm Brogdon COVID-19 is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Philadelphia
07/21/20 C Myles Turner Calf is questionable Saturday vs Philadelphia
02/24/20 SG Jeremy Lamb ACL is out for season
Al Horford averages 12.0 points per contest in 30.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.1 assists per game and 6.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%. Joel Embiid comes into this game averaging 23.4 points per contest while playing 30.2 minutes per night. He grabs 11.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 81%.
T.J. Warren averages 18.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Malcolm Brogdon scores 16.3 points per contest while playing 30.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.7 rebounds per contest and has 7.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers allow 107.4 points per contest which is 6th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 15th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.9 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they allow 22.7 assists per game which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Philadelphia averages 109.6 points per contest, which is 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 45.5 boards per contest and 25.9 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 14.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers give up 107.4 points per game, which ranks them 7th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 8th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 23.2 dimes allowed per game and 13th with 44.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Pacers are 15th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest. Indiana is 22nd in the NBA with 109.3 points per contest this season. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.9. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 13th in the league. They are 24th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.8 boards per contest and 6th in assists per game with 25.9. The Pacers are 26th in turnovers per contest with 13.1.
The 76ers are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 108.2, and their offensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 6th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 14th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Philadelphia is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA.
Indiana is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Pacers are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 108.3, and their offensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 7th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Indiana +4.5 and over 214 total points
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