76ers vs. Pacers Sunday Prediction
The 76ers have won seven of their last 10 games and are a small favorite in Indiana on Sunday where they’ll take on the Pacers at 7:00 p.m. ET. That said, Philly has struggled to cover versus Indiana – will that change tonight?
519 Los Angeles Clippers (-2) at 520 Indiana Pacers (+2); o/u 223.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, January 31, 2021
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Philadelphia 76ers DFS Spin
Joel Embiid (back) is questionable to play on Sunday against the Pacers. Embiid played through the injury on Friday, and only had to log 27 minutes because his team was winning so handily. He scored 37 minutes in the limited time. It's assumed he'll be good to go on a day's rest, but it's safest to check on his status closer to tip-off since back injuries are tough to predict.
Indiana Pacers DFS Spin
Jeremy Lamb needed some stitches to close a laceration on his chin during Friday's game, but he returned to finish with 12 points, five boards, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes. His chin won't be a concern and Lamb's surgically-repaired left knee hasn't slowed him down since his return on Jan. 20. Despite the lengthy rehab, he came in averaging 14.0 points on 49.0% shooting, 1.6 threes, 4.6 boards, 1.4 dimes and 0.8 steals. Ironically, his only true dud came in his first start of the season vs. his former Charlotte team on Wednesday. Lamb won't erupt very often, lowering his ceiling for DFS, but he's a reliable guy to have on your 8-cat and 9-cat squads. It's unclear when Caris LeVert (kidney surgery) or T.J. Warren (left foot surgery) will return, giving him a clear path to continue starting.
76ers vs. Pacers Betting Prediction
The Sixers are winless against the spread in their last four games versus the Pacers and have failed to cover in eight of their last 11 games in Indiana. They’re also 14-35-2 against the spread in their last 51 road games, are 7-18-1 against the number in their last 26 games as a favorite and are 3-13 at the betting window in their last 16 games coming off a win of more than 10 points. On the other side, the Pacers are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games when facing an opponent with a winning percentage above .600 and are 4-1 ATS in their last five games versus an opponent with a winning record.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: INDIANA PACERS +2