Indiana Pacers vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 4/9/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
The Indiana Pacers (25-55) are traveling to Wells Fargo Center on Saturday where they will go up against the Philadelphia 76ers (49-31).
The Pacers stepped onto the hardwood against the 76ers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 131-122 in their last game. In regard to fouls, the Pacers ended up walking away with 18 and the 76ers racked up 14 fouls. They buried 23 of 40 tries from 3-point land. Philadelphia walked away from this one shooting 77.8% at the free throw line by burying 14 of their 18 attempts. On top of that, Philadelphia snagged 31 boards (5 offensive, 26 defensive) and got 10 blocked shots. Philadelphia dished out 36 assists and had 34 steals for this game. In terms of the defense, Indiana allowed the other team to go 54.0% from the field on 47 of 87 shooting. They also distributed 29 assists in this game in addition to forcing the other team into 3 turnovers and having 8 steals. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 48 with 16 of them being of the offensive variety. From the free throw line, the Pacers knocked down 20 of their 21 attempts for a percentage of 95.2%. Indiana finished the contest having earned a 47.4% FG percentage (45 out of 95) and made 12 of 40 shots from downtown.
Buddy Hield is someone who was a major contributor for this contest. He ended up finishing with 25 points on 11 of 19 shooting. He was on the court for 38 minutes played and collected 11 rebounds. Hield finished shooting 57.9% from the floor and also distributed 5 dimes.
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Indiana heads into this game with a record of 25-55 for the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.5 times per game and as a unit are committing 20.4 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Indiana is pulling in 44.2 rebounds per game and has tallied 2,021 dimes on the season, which is 9th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Pacers are connecting on 34.2% on three-point shots (968 of 2,830) and 76.9% from the free throw line. They have an average of 111.2 pts per game (14th in basketball) while shooting 46.3% from the floor.
Defensively, the Pacers are forcing 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.2 fouls. They relinquish 37.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 25th in basketball in PPG allowed (114.5). The Pacers are allowing a FG percentage of 48.0% (3,383 of 7,041) and they concede 43.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 17th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,991 surrendered so far this season.
In their last game, the 76ers took a defeat with a final score of 119-114 against the Raptors. In the matter of how they attacked the glass, Philadelphia allowed Toronto to collect 29 in total (12 on the offensive side). They finished shooting 45.5% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 15 out of 33 and ended up shooting 14 out of 18 from the free throw line (77.8%). The 76ers allowed the Raptors to knock down 45 of their 91 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 49.5% for the contest. Overall, the 76ers finished 37 for 75 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 49.3%. In terms of 3-point attempts, Philadelphia converted 19 out of 36 attempts (52.8%). They were able to make 21 of the free throws for a percentage of 84.0%. The Raptors committed 10 personal fouls for this contest which got the 76ers to the charity stripe for a total of 25 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 16 times, while earning 7 steals for the contest. The 76ers were able to corral 31 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 37 for the matchup.
Tyrese Maxey was important for the 76ers for this game. He buried 7 out of 11 for the game for a field goal rate of 63.6%, and tallied 3 rebounds. Maxey had 22 points in his 37 minutes of playing time and added 4 assists in this contest.
Philadelphia has a mark of 49-31 on the campaign. When it comes to offensive execution, the 76ers are hitting on 46.4% from the field, which ranks them 16th in the league. Philadelphia has totaled 8,764 points this year (109.6 per game) and they pull in 42.3 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 23.5 times per contest (23rd in the NBA) and they are turning it over 12.5 times per contest. The 76ers commit 19.3 personal fouls every game and they hit 82.0% from the free throw line.
The 76ers are ranked 8th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 107.2. They are able to force 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.8% from the field (14th in the league). The Philadelphia defense allows 34.5% on 3-pointers (910 of 2,635) and opponents are converting on 77.1% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 23.5 dimes and 44.4 rebounds per contest, ranking them 6th and 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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