Indiana Pacers (39-28) at Philadelphia 76ers (36-29)
NBA: Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. ET
The Indiana Pacers hit the road to take on the Philadelphia 76ers for a Tuesday night contest. The teams have split their two meetings this season. In their most recent meeting on Feb. 3, the Pacers beat the 76ers 100-92. Victor Oladipo and Bojan Bogdanovic led the 76ers with 19 points apiece. Philadelphia has won four of their last six games. The 76ers are averaging 107.9 points (10th), and allowing 105.6 points (14th). Joel Embiid leads the 76ers as he is putting up 23.4 points and 10.9 rebounds. Indiana has won five of their last six games. The Pacers are 14th in the league in scoring (106 ppg), and 10th in defense (104.4 ppg). Oladipo is averaging 23.8 points and 5.3 rebounds.
Pacers top Celtics
On Saturday night, the Indiana Pacers beat the Boston Celtics 99-97. Terry Rozier missed a midrange shot at the buzzer to tie the game. Oladipo led the Pacers with 27 points on 10-of-20 shooting. Myles Turner went for 19 points and 10 rebounds. The Pacers shot 48 percent from the field and the Celtics shot 42 percent. Boston out-rebounded Indiana 42-39 in the contest. Bojan Bogdanovic finished with 14 points on 4-of-5 from 3-point range. Domantas Sabonis added 10 points and six rebounds in the win. The Pacers committed 18 turnovers and the Celtics had 16. The teams split their four meetings this year.
76ers blow by Nets
The Philadelphia 76ers beat the Brooklyn Nets 120-97 on Sunday afternoon. Philadelphia jumped out to a 70-60 lead at the half and they never looked back. Joel Embiid led the 76ers with 21 points and eight rebounds in 26 minutes. Dario Saric went for 19 points and five rebounds in the win. Philadelphia shot 53 percent from the field and Brooklyn shot 39 percent. The 76ers out-rebounded the Nets 48-42 in the contest. Robert Covington wound up with 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting. Ben Simmons added 11 points and six assists. Philadelphia had trouble containing D’Angelo Russell who had 26 points on 4-of-8 from 3-point range.
The Indiana Pacers are:
- 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
The Philadelphia 76ers are:
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Central.
Turner has played well as of late and Oladipo has been superb all season. Look for the Pacers to at least cover the spread if they don’t win outright.