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    Philadelphia 76ers versus Indiana Pacers Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 3-16-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 40-25 Indiana Pacers will travel on a back to back when they face the 24-40 Philadelphia 76ers in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night. Tip off time from Philadelphia is scheduled for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA TV.

    The NBA odds from this pro basketball game has the road team Indiana Pacers favored by -3 ½ points with an over under line of 184 points .Early money from the bettors has landed on Philadelphia as the spread opened up a few hours ago with Indiana a -4 point betting favorite.

    The Pacers have a road record of 14-17 on the season. They come off the 99-93 home defeat on Friday night to the LA Lakers as a -8 ½ point betting favorite. The game went over the total of 191 points. Indiana gets outscored by the Lakers 31-24 in the final period in defeat. The Pacers shoot just 37.4% from the floor and converted on 12 of 27 from three. They held LA to 42.3% shooting but were a victim of hot Lakers three point shooting to the tune of 13 of 26 from beyond the arc. Indiana failed to take advantage of a plus six rebounding advantage. George Hill led the Pacers with 27 points on 11 of 19 shooting. Despite some outstanding defensive numbers the team has struggled for much of the season on the offensive end of the court. They are 23rd in the NBA in scoring offense and shooting percentage as the Pacers average just 94.2 points a game as well as 43.5% shooting from the floor.

    The 76ers are 18-17 on their home court. They lose for the eighth time in ten games following a 98-94 home defeat on Wednesday to the Miami Heat as a +8 point underdog. The game finished under 193 points. Philadelphia fell behind 51-39 at the half in their loss. The team shot 47.1% from the floor and made 7 of 18 three pointers. They allowed the Heat 46.7% shooting plus sent Miami to the free throw line 15 more times. Thaddeus Young for the 76ers had 24 points and 15 rebounds on 11 of 20 shooting. In the playoff chase the team is in the 10th seed in the Eastern conference and 8 ½ games behind eighth seeded Milwaukee Bucks. The 76ers have struggled all season with scoring. They rank 28th and third last in the NBA in scoring offense with just 92.4 points per game.