NBA Restart: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Indiana Pacers Odds, Betting Preview

Posted By Juan Carlos Blanco on July 31, 2020
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Both the 76ers and Pacers have clinched NBA playoff spots and are currently seeded at No. 5 (Indiana) and No. 6 (Philadelphia) – respectively – in the Eastern Conference.

Both clubs have opportunities to improve positioning, as each is within two games of No. 4 Miami and within 4.5 games of No. 3 Boston in terms of closest targets. Neither the Sixers or Pacers can be overtaken by a team below them.

The Pacers notched solid wins in the two most recent matchups in this series. However, they enter the seeding games with two big injury question marks. Victor Oladipo, who’d originally stated he’d sit out the rest of the way, opted to play in scrimmages but has not announced an official decision on whether he’ll suit up moving forward. Star forward Domantas Sabonis, meanwhile, will definitely be out for Saturday’s contest. He left the Orlando bubble last week for treatment on the plantar fasciitis that’s currently plaguing him.

In contrast, the 76ers check in with a full array of weapons and a starting five that they’ve recently optimized with success. Shake Milton is now handling starting point guard duties, as he did in 16 of the 19 games prior to suspension of play in March. With the second-year guard rattling off seven straight double-digit scoring tallies before play stopped and Ben Simmons now shifting to power forward, coach Brett Brown has the luxury of bringing Al Horford off the bench. That boosts the offensive punch of a second unit that previously struggled with consistency.

Betting breakdown: 76ers vs. Pacers odds

Previous 2019-20 matchups:

  • Philadelphia 119, Indiana 116 at Nov. 30, 2019 at Wells Fargo Center
  • Indiana 115, Philadelphia 97- Dec. 31, 2019 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  • Indiana 101, Philadelphia 95- Jan. 13, 2020 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Best odds for August 1

76ers Pacers odds: Spread

Breakdown: The 76ers are 28-33-4 (45.9 percent) against the spread this season, including 9-23-2 (NBA-low 28.2 percent) away from their home floor. Philadelphia is also 18-23-1 (43.9 percent) versus the number in conference matchups.

The Pacers are 34-28-3 (54.8 percent) against the spread this season, including 19-13-1 (59.4 percent) away from their home floor. Indiana is also 21-18-3 (53.8 percent) versus the number in conference matchups.

76ers Pacers odds: Total Points

Breakdown: The Over is 34-30-1 (53.1 percent) in the 76ers’ games this season, including 16-18 (47.1 percent) in their road games. The Over is 21-20-1 (51.2 percent) in Philadelphia’s conference games.

The Over is 35-29-1 (54.7 percent) in the Pacers’ games this season, including 18-15 (54.5 percent) in their road games. The Over is 21-20-1 (51.2 percent) in Indiana’s conference games.

76ers Pacers odds: Moneyline

Breakdown: The 76ers are 39-26 (60.0 percent) straight up this season, including 10-24 (29.4 percent) in their road games. Philadelphia is 26-16 (61.9 percent) in its conference games.

The Pacers are 39-26 (60.0 percent) straight up this season, including 18-15 (54.5 percent) in their road games. Indiana is 24-18 (57.1 percent) in its conference games.

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Juan Carlos Blanco has served as a freelance writer for a wide variety of online publications and websites, with an intensive focus on fantasy sports. Juan has provided analysis and comprehensive coverage of the MLB, NBA, NFL, CFL, AAF and AFL while also reporting on news and developments in the daily fantasy sports and online gaming industries.

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