76ers vs. Pacers Predictions 4/5/22

by | Apr 5, 2022 | nba

Philadelphia 76ers (48-30 SU, 37-40-1 ATS) vs. Indiana Pacers (25-54 SU, 35-42-2 ATS)
When: Tuesday April 05 2022, 07:00 PM (ET)
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
TV: NBCSP

Point Spread: PHI -12/IND +12 (Opened PHI -12.5 at Bovada)
Total: 230.5 (Opened at 231.5)
Money Line: Philadelphia 76ers -772/Indiana Pacers 530
Power Rating: PHI -10

Probable Starting Lineups

Philadelphia 76ers PG James Harden, SG Tyrese Maxey, SF Matisse Thybulle, PF Tobias Harris, C Joel Embiid

Indiana Pacers PG Tyrese Haliburton, SG Buddy Hield, SF Terry Taylor, PF Oshae Brissett, C Goga Bitadze Q

Key Injuries

Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia has no reported injuries at this time.

Indiana Pacers
T.J. McConnell: Wrist (QUESTIONABLE)
Malcolm Brogdon: Back (OUT)
Goga Bitadze: Foot (QUESTIONABLE)
Chris Duarte: Toe (OUT)
Myles Turner: Foot (OUT)
T.J. Warren: Foot (OUT)
Ricky Rubio: Knee (OUT)

The Indiana Pacers host the Philadelphia 76ers in an Eastern-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 07:00 PM ET at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Recent Form

The Philadelphia 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 48-30, placing them 3rd in the Eastern Conference. So far, Philadelphia is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 26-13. Over the 76ers’ last five games, they have picked up just 2 wins. During this stretch, Philadelphia is averaging 114.0 points per game, 5.0 points more than their season average of 109.2. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 110.0 points per contest. A key reason for Philadelphia’s recent struggles is a defensive unit giving up 111.0 points over their previous five contests. This figure is up from their season average of 106.8. In the Philadelphia 76ers’ most recent game, Philadelphia took down Cleveland by a score of 112-108

The Indiana Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 25-54, placing them 13rd in the Eastern Conference. Throughout the season, Indiana has struggled in their 40 home contests, sitting at 16-24. Over the Pacers’ last five games, they have picked up just 0 wins. In this stretch, Indiana’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 114.0 points per game. Combined, the Pacers’ last five opponents are giving up 109.0 points per contest. A key reason for the Pacers’ recent struggles is a defensive unit giving up 127.0 points over their last five contests. This figure is up from their season average of 114.3. In the Indiana Pacers’ most recent game, the team fell to Detroit by a score of 121-117.

Individual Player Analysis

As Philadelphia travels to take on the Indiana Pacers, the 76ers’ leading scorer is Joel Embiid. Through 67 games, Embiid is averaging 30 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 52.0% of his games. As Embiid gets set to take on the Pacers, he could be in line for a big game as Indiana is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 55.22% of their games. This figure places them 27th among NBA defenses. On the other side, Indiana will be looking for another big scoring night from Oshae Brissett, as led the team with 20 points in their loss to Detroit. However, if he hopes to add to this total, Brissett will need to do so against a 76ers defense that has been tough on their opponent’s top scorers. So far, leading scores have surpassed their season average at a rate of just 45.61%. This figure is good for a rank of 10th in the league.

Matchup Analysis

Heading into this matchup, the Philadelphia 76ers are the more efficient team on both ends of the court. This scenario has taken place in 19 of Philadelphia’s 39 games, leading to a winning percentage of 68%. So far, the Indiana Pacers have played 62 games as the inferior offensive and defensive unit. In these instances, they have lost 62 times, by an average margin of -12.0 points.

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Philadelphia 76ers and Indiana Pacers have met up for 1 game. Indiana took game one by a score of 118-113.

How the Public is Betting the 76ers vs Pacers

67% are betting the Sixers against the spread.

52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 231.5

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Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • 76ers are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
  • 76ers are 15-7-1 ATS in their last 23 games following a ATS loss.
  • Pacers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest.
  • Pacers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

With 5 games left on their schedule, the Philadelphia 76ers have rattled off 2 straight wins, putting them right in the mix for the 2nd seed with Boston and Milwaukee. Despite their recent success, the team has covered the spread just once in their past 5 contests. On the other side, Indiana is simply looking to get the season over with, as they have lost 7 straight games. With a spread sitting at 12 points in favor of the Sixers, look for Philly to cover on the road.