The Philadelphia 76ers (47-22) are riding high on a seven-game winning streak as they prepare to take on the Indiana Pacers (32-38) next on Saturday night.
The 76ers made a child’s play against the Charlotte Hornets last night, defeating them 121-82. Joel Embiid was simply magical as he went on to score 38 points while playing just under 30 minutes. James Harden earned his 73rd career triple-double, scoring 11 points, along with 11 rebounds, and 10 assists. None of the players from the Hornets teams could make any sort of impact and were left with embarrassment at home. The 76ers’ tonight’s opponent, the Indiana Pacers produced a brilliant performance to beat the Milwaukee Bucks (139-123).
The Pacers literally thrashed the Bucks in the second half of the game. They won the third quarter 49-37 and the fourth 35-22. It was a complete team effort as there were a total of eight players who ended up with double-digit scores. Eleventh in the East, 6-4 in their last 10, the Pacers are now seriously pushing for a place in the playoffs.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers: Match Details
Fixture: Philadelphia 76ers @ Indiana Pacers
Date & Time: Saturday, March 18, 07:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers: Injury Report
There are a few injuries in both teams at the moment. Jalen McDaniels is questionable for the 76ers tonight due to a hip injury.
As for the Pacers, Bennedict Mathurin is out with an ankle injury whereas Tyrese Haliburton is also out due to an ankle injury. Chris Duarte is also unavailable with an ankle injury.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers: Injury List
|Jalen McDaniels||Philadelphia 76ers||Questionable||Hip|
|Benedict Mathurin||Indiana Pacers||Out||Ankle|
|Tyrese Haliburton||Indiana Pacers||Out||Ankle|
|Chris Duarte||Indiana Pacers||Out||Ankle|
Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers: Betting Odds
|Philadelphia 76ers||-240||-6 (-110)||O 234 (-110)|
|Indiana Pacers||+200||+6 (-110)||U 234 (-110)|
Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers: Starting 5s
76ers: F Tobias Harris, F P.J Tucker, C Joel Embiid, G James Harden, G Tyrese Maxey
Pacers: F Jordan Nwora, F Aaron Nesmith, C Myles Turner, G Buddy Hield, G Andrew Nembhard
Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers: Betting Prediction
The 76ers have a 3-0 lead over the Pacers this season and are looking to make it 4-0 tonight. They are currently the best-performing team in the NBA and will be looking for their eighth straight win. Despite playing away from home, the 76ers have a brilliant 21-12 record away from home. On the other hand, the Pacers have a positive home record at 19-16. Offensively, the two teams are quite similar although the Pacers have a slight edge. But defensively, the 76ers are way better. However, the home team is more desperate for a win and even if they don’t win the game, expect them to cover the spread tonight.
Final Prediction: Indiana +5 (-110)