Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 3/6/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Monday, March 6, 2023
Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-8)
Gainbridge Fieldhouse is where the Indiana Pacers will take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday. Philadelphia is 8-point favorites. The total has been set at 228.
The 76ers stepped onto the hardwood against the Bucks and went home with a win by a final score of 133-130 in their last game. In the matter of fouls, the 76ers walked away with 21 while the Bucks had 23 fouls. They converted 17 of their 34 attempts from three-point range. Milwaukee finished the game at 89.3% at the free throw line by burying 25 of their 28 tries. On top of that, Milwaukee had 43 rebounds (11 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 1 block. Milwaukee distributed 30 assists and had 3 steals for this game. With respect to defense, Philadelphia allowed the other team to go 53.0% from the field on 44 of 83 shooting. They also doled out 24 assists in the game as well as forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In relation to rebounding, they collected a total of 32 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the 76ers converted 31 of their 37 attempts for a percentage of 83.8%. Philadelphia walked away from the contest having earned a 50.0% field goal percentage (42 of 84) and knocked down 18 out of their 37 3-point shots.
James Harden is one guy who was a factor in this contest. He ended up scoring 38 points on 11 out of 26 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 39 mins played and collected 9 rebounds. Harden finished shooting 42.3% from the field and also recorded 10 dimes.
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Philadelphia heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 41-22 so far this year. They currently have an average of 114.5 points per contest (15th in the NBA) while shooting 48.2% from the field. The 76ers are connecting on 38.6% on shots beyond the perimeter (798 of 2,069) and 83.2% from the free throw line. As a team, Philadelphia is pulling down 40.4 rebounds per game and has tallied 1,571 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 17th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.6 times per contest and as a team are committing 20.5 personal fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the 76ers are forcing 14.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.0 personal fouls. They currently rank 4th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,495 surrendered on the campaign. The 76ers are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 47.2% (2,531 of 5,363) and they surrender 41.7 boards per contest as a squad. They concede 35.0% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 3rd in the NBA in opponents points per game (110.7).
The last time they took the court, the Pacers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 110-99 when they played the Spurs. Regarding how they attacked the glass, Indiana permitted San Antonio to snag 50 in total (13 offensive). They went 31.3% from 3-point land by connecting on 10 of 32 and ended up shooting 10 of 13 from the free throw line (76.9%). The Pacers permitted the Spurs to convert 45 out of their 98 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 45.9% in this contest. When this game wrapped up, the Pacers ended up shooting 41 out of 90 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.6%. In regard to shooting from distance, Indiana knocked down 8 of 23 attempts (34.8%). They were able to knock down 9 of them for a percentage of 81.8%. The Spurs committed 14 fouls in the game which took the Pacers to the charity stripe for 11 tries. They also gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while earning 11 steals for the contest. The Pacers were able to corral 34 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 40 in this matchup.
Buddy Hield was important for the Pacers in this matchup. Hield had 27 points in his 34 minutes on the court and had 4 assists for this game. He knocked down 12 out of 17 for the matchup for a rate of 70.6%, and had 4 rebounds.
Indiana has a win-loss record of 28-36 on the year. As an offensive unit, the Pacers are hitting on 46.1% from the floor, which is 25th in the NBA. Indiana has accounted for 7,352 points on the season (114.9 per contest) and they grab 41.5 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 26.6 times per contest (6th in the league) and they cough up possession 15.0 times per contest. The Pacers have committed 21.3 fouls per game and they connect on 79.5% from the charity stripe.
The Pacers on the defensive side of the court are 24th in the league in points allowed per contest with 117.3. They are forcing 15.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 47.6% from the field (19th in the NBA). The Indiana defense surrenders 37.1% on 3-point shots (799 of 2,153) and their opposition makes 80.7% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 26.3 dimes and 45.8 rebounds every game, which is 28th and 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-8)
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