NBA Betting Odds and Picks: Indiana Pacers vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Indiana Pacers at Philadelphia 76ers
Wednesday, 2/6/13, 7:00 PM EST, TV: CSP
Opening Point Spread: Philadelphia -2.5
Current Betting Line: Philadelphia -2.5
Opening Total: 181
Current Total: 181
Odds Courtesy of Bookmaker
Indiana finished off a perfect 4-0 homestand with a 114-103 victory over the Atlanta Hawks as six-point favorites last night, while going OVER the total for a third consecutive contest. The Pacers will now finish out the only back-to-back-to-back situation in the NBA this year, which has some players starting to feel the affects. “I felt it tonight, really,” commented Pacers forward Paul George. The Pacers are 10-16 overall on the road this year, including a 6-9 mark versus Eastern Conference foes. Indiana is 0-6 ATS as a road underdog of three points or less this season, with the OVER going 4-2 in that situation.
The Pacers will be playing their only road game in a span of more than three weeks, but they’ve won 16 of the last 25 games in this series. Indiana captured a 95-85 victory over Philadelphia as six-point home favorites in the first meeting this year, with George leading the way with 28 points. Offensively, the team is averaging 98.0 points over its last 14 games, which is much different than its 90.9 figure in the first 36 games.
Philadelphia has won and covered the spread in three consecutive games, as it comes off a 78-61 victory over the Orlando Magic as 9.5-point home favorites, while going UNDER the total in each of those affairs. The 76ers are averaging 86.3 points on 44.8 percent shooting over their current winning streak, as they prepare to face an opponent that allows just 90.4 points per game. Philadelphia is 2-7 ATS as a home favorite of three points or less, with the OVER cashing in each of those games.
The 76ers are 15-11 overall at the Wells Fargo Center, including a 9-5 mark versus conference opponents. Philadelphia has dropped eight of the last 12 meetings in this series, with the winning team reaching 100-plus points in 10 of the last 13 overall. Tonight is the sixth of eight straight at home for the franchise, which hasn’t occurred since 1986. Point guard Jrue Holiday is the player to watch offensively, averaging team-highs of 19.3 points and 9.0 assists.
Sports bettors will likely back the 76ers due to their 10-2-1 ATS mark after allowing less than 75 points in their previous game, while the Pacers are 1-5 ATS versus Atlantic Division foes.
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