Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers 8/1/2020 Spread Picks and Previews
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Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers 8/1/2020 – Two teams in the NBA Eastern Conference who are jocking for a better playoff position are set to do battle with the Philadelphia 76ers taking on the Indiana Pacers. This match will happen inside “The Bubble” on Saturday, August 1 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time at the Visa Athletic Center in Reunion, Florida. Fans can catch the action through live streams provided by SofaScore and an NBA League Pass subscription. Both teams own a 39-26 record and will look to break the deadlock to reach for higher standing. With a lot of things going on internally for both squads, NBA Betting Covers has the Philadelphia 76ers as the favorites over the Indiana Pacers.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers 8/1/2020
Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers 8/1/2020 Betting Odds
Philadelphia 76ers Betting
The Philadelphia 76ers are looking solid during the scrimmages inside “The Bubble” and shown some flashes of greatness and depth. Joel Embiid is expected to play after missing out on their last match against Dallas. Tobias Harris has been an underrated player as he led the Sixers during the overtime victory in their last scrimmage game with 28 points, 11 rebounds and three triples. Al Horford is looking fine in the Sixers system so far and had 14 points. Ben Simmons will still be the team’s catalyst and expect him to flirt with the bubble triple-double every game. During the exhibition matches, Alec Burks, Matisse Thybulle, Furkan Korkmaz, Mike Scott and Kyle O’Quinn showed that the Sixers have good depth.
Players to watch: J. Embiid C GP 44 GS 44 MIN 30.2 PTS 23.4 OR 2.8 DR 9 REB 11.8 AST 3.1 STL 0.9 BLK 1.3 TO 3.1 PF 3.4 AST/TO 1 PER 26.03
T. Harris SF GP 65 GS 65 MIN 34.5 PTS 19.4 OR 0.8 DR 5.9 REB 6.8 AST 3.2 STL 0.8 BLK 0.5 TO 1.5 PF 2.3 AST/TO 2.1 PER 16.83
B. Simmons PG GP 54 GS 54 MIN 35.8 PTS 16.7 OR 2 DR 5.8 REB 7.8 AST 8.2 STL 2.1 BLK 0.6 TO 3.6 PF 3.2 AST/TO 2.3 PER 20.85.
Indiana Pacers Betting
A lot of doubt surrounds the Pacers inside this bubble as things are still up in the air on who will be their core players that will commit to the team. NBA All-Star Domantas Sabonis went out to have his injury treated while Victor Oladipo, who looked terrific during the scrimmages, is still not sure to play the rest of the season. A lot now is expected from TJ Warren to carry the load but he has not been showing a good game yet inside the Orlando bubble. Miles Turner and Malcolm Brogdon are looking fine but they will need more to make a good run for a better playoff position.
Players to Watch: T.J. Warren SF GP 61 GS 61 MIN 32.5 PTS 18.7 OR 1 DR 3 REB 4 AST 1.4 STL 1.1 BLK 0.4 TO 1.3 PF 2.8 AST/TO 1.1 PER 17.31
D. Sabonis PF GP 62 GS 62 MIN 34.8 PTS 18.5 OR 3 DR 9.4 REB 12.4 AST 5 STL 0.8 BLK 0.5 TO 2.7 PF 3.1 AST/TO 1.8 PER 20.8
M. Brogdon PG GP 48 GS 48 MIN 30.7 PTS 16.3 OR 0.8 DR 3.9 REB 4.7 AST 7.1 STL 0.7 BLK 0.2 TO 2.4 PF 1.8 AST/TO 3 PER 17.81.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers 8/1/2020 Betting Numbers
Philadelphia are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana’s last 6 games.
Glenn Robinson III SG Hip is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Indiana
Jeremy Lamb SG ACL is out for season
Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers Betting Picks
With more artillery ready to go to war, the Philadelphia 76ers are coming in as the wide favorite to win by Online Sports Betting this opening match against the Indiana Pacers. Turner has his hands full containing Horford and Embiid while the guards have to deal with Ben Simmons. Just too many weapons for the Sixers and their current standing is seen as an underachieving record. It is just in time when the Sixers will explode and this is a perfect time.
Moneyline: The Sixers as the favorites have a -230 on the ML while the Pacers are at +190 if they pull an upset.
ATS: A wide five points separate both teams across the spread with the Sixers owning the -5 while the Pacers are on the far side with +5.
TOTALs: 211.5 is the predicted total for both teams to reach as the Pacers seen going over while the Sixers are under.
Score Prediction: 110 – 101 Sixers