Pacers vs. 76ers NBA Prediction
The struggling Pacers will face yet another challenge on Monday night when they take on the 76ers at 7:00 p.m. ET. Will Indiana at least cover as a 5.5-point road underdog tonight in Philly?
503 Indiana Pacers (+5.5) at 504 Philadelphia 76ers (-5.5); o/u 223.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Monday, March 1, 2021
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Indiana Pacers DFS Spin
Malcolm Brogdon (right knee soreness) has been upgraded to questionable for Monday's game against the Sixers. He sat out Saturday, which was the back end of a back-to-back for the Pacers, and will probably be a game-time decision for Monday's Eastern Conference clash with Philly. Indiana needs its starting point guard in the lineup, too, as it has dropped three straight games.
Philadelphia 76ers DFS Spin
Joel Embiid (sprained left ankle) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Pacers. Embiid played through a tweaked ankle on Saturday and was absolutely dominant with 42 points on 13-of-22 shooting, plus a full line. It's possible the ankle swelled up overnight and his status will likely depend on how it reacts to shootaround and/or pre-game warmups. If he can't play, Tony Bradley and Dwight Howard will handle the center duties with Ben Simmons assuming the 'alpha' role offensively.
Pacers vs. 76ers Betting Prediction
The over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams in Philadelphia, is 5-1 in the Pacers’ last six games overall and is 4-0 in their last four games as a road underdog. On the other side, the over is 23-9 in the 76ers’ last 32 games as a home favorite, is 9-4 in their last 13 home games and is 17-8 in their last 25 games coming off a loss.
NBA PREDICTION: PACERS/76ERS OVER 223.5