Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers 12/31/2019 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers 12/31/2019 – The Philadelphia 76ers (23-12) will attempt to get back into the win column as they take on the Indiana Pacers (21-12), who are also looking to bounce back from back-to-back losses. For NBA parlay bettors, this is the kind of game that will make or break your bet. The opening NBA odds have the Sixers entering the match as slight 1-point favorites over the home team Pacers.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers 12/31/2019
Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers 12/31/2019 Betting Odds
Philadelphia 76ers Betting
After a signature win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Christmas Day, the Sixers suffered consecutive one-point losses at the hands of Orlando Magic, 97-96, and the Miami Heat, 117-116. Against the Heat, Joel Embiid (25 points and 11 rebounds) and Ben Simmons (15 points and 11 assists) each recorded double-doubles, and Josh Richardson added 17, but Philadelphia couldn’t make the key stops to pull off the win.
Players to Watch: Joel Embiid (23.7 PPG and 12.4 RPG)
Indiana Pacers Betting
The Indiana Pacers lost to the Miami Heat in a 113-112 thriller and got blown out of the water by the New Orleans Pelicans, 120-98, in the next game. In the surprising blowout loss to the Pelicans, the Pacers got 25 points from Aaron Holiday and 20 points from T.J Warren. Still, Malcolm Brogdon’s absence appeared to be the big difference in the game as the Pacers’ offense ran out of firepower against the shot-happy Pelicans.
Players to Watch: Malcolm Brogdon (18.3 PPG, 7.6 APG and 4.5 RPG)
Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers 12/31/2019 Betting Numbers
Philadelphia are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Indiana are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
Victor Oladipo SG Knee is out indefinitely
Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers Betting Picks
Legal sports betting sites are now paying respect to the Indiana Pacers, who have kept themselves in the race for a top-4 playoff spot in the Eastern Conference without main star Victor Oladipo. Under normal circumstances, the Sixers would enter the game as prevailing favorites, but they understand the Pacers are real threats to anybody in the league.
Moneyline: Philadelphia edged Indiana by three points, 119-116, in their first meeting of the season. The Pacers are going to provide all sorts of problems for the visiting Sixers, yet I feel Embiid and Simmons will assert their presence in the match. Sixers taking the W.
ATS: Expect the game to stay close down to the final minutes. Since the spread is set at one point, the Sixers should be a solid pick to get an ATS win as well.
TOTALs: The total opened at 212 points. The last time these two teams met, the total score reached 235 points. I picked OVER.
Score Prediction: 113 – 110 Sixers