Fri. Aug 14th, 2020

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Indiana Pacers odds, picks and best bets – USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Indiana Pacers odds, picks and best bets  USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire

The Philadelphia 76ers (39-26) will take on the Indiana Pacers (39-26) Saturday at the Visa Athletic Center in Orlando, Fla., for a 7 p.m. ET tip-off. We analyze the 76ers-Pacers NBA betting odds and lines, with picks and best bets.

76ers vs. Pacers: Key injuries

76ers:

  • SG Greg Robinson III (hip) doubtful
  • PG Ben Simmons (back) probable
  • C Joel Embiid (calf) probable

Pacers:

  • SG Victor Oladipo (personal) questionable
  • PF Domantas Sabonis (foot) out
  • PG Malcolm Brogdon (cervical strain) questionable
  • C Goga Bitadze (knee) questionable

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76ers vs. Pacers: Odds, lines, picks and betting tips

NBA odds courtesy of BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports for a full list. Odds last updated Saturday at 12 p.m. ET.

Prediction

76ers 109, Pacers 102

Moneyline (ML)

The 76ERS (-250) are big moneyline favorites over the Pacers (+200) on Saturday evening. The 76ers have been a widely inconsistent team before the league pause, as they haven’t won back-to-back games since before the All-Star break. And the last time they won three games in a row was back on Christmas when they upset the Bucks.

The Pacers, on the other hand, have been a far more consistent team before the league was paused. They’ve won six of their last eight games and are looking to stay ahead of the 76ers in the Eastern Conference. But with SG Victor Oladipo’s status up in the air for tonight’s game, take the 76ers despite the chalky odds.

Line/Against the Spread (ATS)

If you are considering betting on the 76ERS (-6, -100), then consider betting on them to cover the spread. Philadelphia has nearly the entire roster intact and they have proven to be one of the best teams in the league on defense this season. Meanwhile, the Pacers just aren’t quite as talented of a team and they could struggle to keep this one close, plus they are dealing with a lot of injuries. Take Philadelphia to cover this moderate spread Saturday night.

Over/Under (O/U)

The total for this Eastern Conference matchup is set at 219.5 points, which feels a bit high considering how good each side has been on the defensive end of the court. Both teams rank inside the top-five in defense, allowing under 108 points per contest. With this being the first game for each side in the NBA restart, expect the shooting and scoring to be a tad sloppy. Take the UNDER (-110) with confidence in this matchup.

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