Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 4/5/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
The Philadelphia 76ers (48-30) are hitting the road to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Tuesday where they will try to beat the Indiana Pacers (25-54).
The 76ers took the court against the Cavaliers and took home the win by a score of 112-108 in their last contest. Philadelphia wrapped up the contest with a 41.3% field goal percentage (33 of 80) and buried 11 of their 31 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the 76ers made 35 of their 42 shots for a rate of 83.3%. When discussing hauling in boards, they earned 50 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 23 assists for the matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 3 turnovers and getting 7 steals. Pertaining to the defense, Philadelphia allowed their opponent to shoot 44.9% from the floor on 35 out of 78 shooting. Cleveland doled out 41 assists and had 24 steals for the contest. Moreover, Cleveland totaled 34 boards (7 offensive, 27 defensive) and got 8 blocked shots. Cleveland ended up shooting 74.2% from the free throw line by burying 23 of their 31 tries. They also made 15 of their 33 attempts from long range. In regard to fouls, the 76ers walked away with 19 and the Cavaliers recorded 9 fouls.
Joel Embiid is one guy who was a factor in the matchup. Embiid finished the contest at 46.2% from the floor and dished out 3 assists. He played 38 minutes played and snagged 17 boards. He scored 44 points on 12 out of 26 shooting.
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Philadelphia comes into this contest with a win-loss mark of 48-30 this season. They are averaging 109.2 points per outing (20th in basketball) while going 46.3% from the field. The 76ers are shooting 36.0% on 3-point shots (891 of 2,473) and 82.1% from the free throw line. As a team, Philadelphia is pulling down 42.5 rebounds per contest and has 1,823 dimes on the season, which ranks 25th in the NBA in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.4 times per game and as a group they are committing 19.4 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end of the court, the 76ers have forced 13.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.5 fouls. They are currently ranked 6th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,827 conceded on the season. The 76ers defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 45.7% (3,084 of 6,750) and they surrender 44.4 boards per contest as a group. They are giving up 34.5% on 3-point shots and they are 6th in the league in points per game from their opponents (106.8).
In their last game, the Pacers took a defeat with a final score of 121-117 when they faced the Pistons. Concerning how they cleaned up the glass, Indiana allowed Detroit to get 28 in all (10 on the offensive side). They finished 51.2% from three-point range by going 21 out of 41 and walked away from this one shooting 14 of 18 from the charity stripe (77.8%). The Pacers allowed the Pistons to convert 43 out of their 99 tries from the floor which had them at 43.4% for the game. When the final whistle was blown, the Pacers shot 45 out of 94 from the floor which had them sitting at 47.9%. Regarding shots from downtown, Indiana made 12 of 38 attempts (31.6%). They were able to bury 15 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 78.9%. The Pistons were called for 11 fouls in this matchup which got the Pacers to the free throw line for a total of 19 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 19 times, while getting 6 steals for this contest. The Pacers corralled 41 defensive boards and 17 offensive rebounds totaling 58 for the contest.
Tyrese Haliburton ended up having an impact for the Pacers for this game. He converted 6 out of 13 in the game for a field goal percentage of 46.2%, and totaled 9 rebounds. Haliburton accumulated 19 points in his 39 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 17 dimes for this game.
Indiana has a win-loss record of 25-54 for the season. As an offense, the Pacers are hitting on 46.2% from the floor, which is 17th in the league. Indiana has tallied 8,772 pts on the season (111.0 per contest) and they grab 44.1 boards per game. They are getting an assist 25.2 times per contest (9th in basketball) and they turn it over 14.5 times per contest. The Pacers commit 20.4 fouls per game and they go 76.6% from the charity stripe.
The Indiana defense surrenders 37.0% on shots from distance (942 of 2,549) and their opponents are connecting on 79.6% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 24.8 assists and 43.1 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 16th and 8th in the NBA. The Pacers defensively are ranked 25th in the league in points per game surrendered with 114.3. They are forcing 13.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 48.0% from the field (28th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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