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Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers 12/31/2019 Odds Picks and Previews

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Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers 12-31-2019 Odds Picks and Previews

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

When: December 31, 2019 3:00 PM ET
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers 12/31/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Philadelphia 76ers -1 (-105) 212 o (-110) -105

Indiana Pacers
+1 (-115) 212 u (-110) -115
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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)
Tobias Harris (19.7 PPG and 6.7 RPG)
Ben Simmons (14.4 PPG, 7.0 RPG and 8.7 APG).

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)
TJ Warren (17.7 PPG and 3.6 RPG)
Domantas Sabonis (17.4 PPG and 10.0 RPG)

Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers 12/31/2019 Betting Numbers

Trends

Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia’s last 7 games.
Philadelphia are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games.
76ers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Indiana.
Philadelphia are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Indiana.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games this season.
Philadelphia are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Philadelphia are 9-0 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Central division.

Indiana Pacers

Indiana are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
Pacers are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Indiana’s last 7 games against Philadelphia.
Indiana are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Indiana’s last 7 games when playing at home against Philadelphia.
Indiana are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games this season.
Indiana are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Atlantic division.
Indiana are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games played in December.

Injuries

Philadelphia 76ers

No Injuries

Indiana Pacers

Victor Oladipo SG Knee is out indefinitely
Malcolm Brogdon PG Hamstring is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs Philadelphia
Edmond Sumner PG Knee is upgraded to “?” Tuesday vs Philadelphia

Head-to-Head
Philadelphia 76ers Indiana Pacers
46-48 Against the Spread 40-45
46-47 Straight Up 35-50
114 Points per Game 107
111 Points Allowed per Game 104
47.2 Offensive FG% 46.6
74.32 Offensive FT% 80.3
36.65 Offensive 3PT% 36.44
45.54 Defensive FG% 43.76
73.92 Defensive FT% 76.58
35.06 Defensive 3PT% 34.04

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