76ers vs. Pacers Prediction
Despite losing three of their last four games the Pacers are massive favorites tonight against the 76ers at 7:00PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, Indiana is a 15.5-point home favorite versus Philadelphia while the over/under currently sits at 208 points. The Sixers enter play having lost nine of their last 10 games and are 4-6 against the spread during that stretch, while the Pacers are 5-5 overall and 6-4 at the betting window over their last 10 contests.
Laying that many points on a struggling Pacers team doesn't make a lot of sense but perhaps there's value for bettors in the under. Indiana has held four of its last five opponents to 105 points or less and has struggled scoring at times, posting just 75 points against the Hawks on March 13 and 94 points at home versus the Raptors last Thursday.
As for the Sixers, they don't play much defense but they also have trouble scoring at times. They posted just 94 points at home versus the Wizards on Thursday, then only produced 97 points a night later in a loss to the Thunder. In their last game, they reached the 100-point mark but it was still in a 120-105 losing effort to the Celtics on Sunday.
The under has cashed in five of the Pacers' last seven overall and is also 4-1 in their last five games following a straight up loss. The under has also hit in six of Indiana's last seven games after the team allowed 100 points or more in its previous game.
MONDAY NBA FREE PICK: 76ERS/PACERS UNDER 208