76ers vs. Pacers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, March 18, 2023

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76ers vs. Pacers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, March 18, 2023

NBA Predictions

Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers (47-22) will look to fend off Buddy Hield’s Indiana Pacers (32-38) on March 18, 2023. The 76ers are a 5-point favorite. A point total of 230.5 has been set for the game.

76ers vs. Pacers Odds

  • 76ers odds to win: -215
  • Pacers odds to win: +179
  • Spread: 76ers (-5)
  • Total: 230.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • TV: BSIN and NBCS-PH

Who Will Win 76ers vs. Pacers?

76ers and Pacers Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

In games this season they were favored by 5 points or more, the 76ers have a 13-13 record against the spread.

The Pacers have a 16-11 record against the spread this season when an underdog by 5 points or more.

The two teams average a combined 0.6 more points per game (231.1) than this matchup’s total of 230.5 points.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 2.2 fewer points per game (228.3) than this game’s over/under of 230.5 points.

The average over/under the 76ers have had set in matchups this year is 5.0 fewer points than this outing’s point total.

The average point total for Indiana this season is 3.4 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Philadelphia is 41-28-0 against the spread this season.

So far this season, the Pacers have put together a 38-31-1 record against the spread.

76ers Stats & Insights

The 76ers average 115.2 points per game (13th in the league) while giving up 110.3 per contest (third in the NBA). They have a +336 scoring differential overall and outscore opponents by 4.9 points per game.

The 41 rebounds per game the 76ers average rank 27th in the NBA. Their opponents grab 41.1 per outing.

Philadelphia knocks down 12.7 three-pointers per game (10th in the league) while shooting 38.9% from deep (first in the NBA). It is making 1.2 more threes per contest than its opponents, who drain 11.5 per game while shooting 34.7%.

The 76ers rank third in the NBA with 115.5 points scored per 100 possessions, and fifth in the league defensively with 109.6 points conceded per 100 possessions.

The 76ers have scored at a lower clip in home games than on the road in the 2022-23 season (115 at home versus 115.4 on the road), and have surrendered fewer points in home games than on the road (109.3 opponent points per home game versus 111.4 on the road).

Pacers Stats & Insights

The Pacers’ -148 scoring differential (being outscored by 2.1 points per game) is a result of putting up 115.9 points per game (10th in NBA) while giving up 118 per outing (26th in league).

The 41.5 rebounds per game Indiana accumulates rank 24th in the league, 4.2 fewer than the 45.7 its opponents collect.

The Pacers hit 1.5 more threes per contest than the opposition, 13.9 (fifth-most in the league) compared to their opponents’ 12.4.

The Pacers rank 24th in the NBA with 110.6 points scored per 100 possessions, and 25th defensively with 114.3 points conceded per 100 possessions.

In 2022-23 Indiana is averaging 5.4 more points per game at home (118.6) than on the road (113.2).

76ers Key Players to Watch

Embiid averages 33.5 points, 10.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game.

James Harden contributes with 6.3 boards and 10.8 assists per game in addition to his 21.7 PPG scoring average.

Harden leads active 76ers in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.9 shots per game from beyond the arc.

De’Anthony Melton picks up 1.6 takeaways per game, and Embiid compiles 1.7 rejections per contest.

Pacers Key Players to Watch

Hield tallies 17.2 points per game. He also adds five rebounds per outing and 2.7 assists per contest.

This season, Myles Turner is averaging 17.9 points, 1.4 assists and 7.6 rebounds per game.

Hield averages 3.7 made threes per game.

Hield’s 1.2 steals and Turner’s 2.4 blocks per game are important to the Pacers’ defensive performance.

76ers vs. Pacers Prediction

  • Pick ATS: 76ers (- 5)
  • Pick OU:

    Under (230.5)

  • Prediction:
    76ers 117 – Pacers 112

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