The Pacers travel to Philadelphia to play the Sixers just the day after playing a home game in Indianapolis. NBA odds can be checked out at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Pacers (40-25) are still holding off the Knicks for the second spot in the Eastern Conference but continue to lose more and more ground each day to the Miami Heat who have now hit 21 games in a row without a single loss. Indiana has some bright young stars that put them in a great place to contend for the Eastern Conference Championship and then the NBA Finals. Paul George and George Hill lead these Pacers who have only had Danny Granger for just five games this year. George is averaging almost 18 points per game and with David West adding about 17 and a half. Hill averages 15 and 5 assists. The Pacers are 6-4 in their last 10 games and are coming off a loss at home to the Lakers.
Philadelphia (24-40) has been maybe the most underachieving team in all of the NBA this season. The 76ers have missed out on Andrew Bynum this year and he might not play a single game in a Sixers uniform. They have gone on without him with some young stars of their own in Jrue Holiday, Thaddeus Young and Evan Turner. Philly is just 2-8 in their last 10 and their last loss was on Wednesday against the surging Miami Heat.
When it comes to betting, the Pacers are 36-29 against the spread. The 76ers are 30-34 ATS. The Pacers are 16-15 as the road team while Philly is 18-17 playing at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Pacers are by far the better team but Philly usually puts up a fight playing at home with an above .500 record. I think this could be pretty close but the Pacers are the obvious favorite at the sportsbooks.