The Philadelphia 76ers (22-14) are 6.5-point favorites against the Indiana Pacers (21-17) on January 4, 2023 at Wells Fargo Center. The matchup features one of the NBA’s top squads at defending the three and one of the top shooting squads. The 76ers rank third in the league in treys conceded per game (11), while the Pacers are fourth in 3’s made (14.6). The over/under is 232.5 points for the matchup.
How to bet 76ers vs. Pacers
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Indiana Pacers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with bookmakers listing the 76ers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the 76ers have -266 odds to pick up the win, while the Pacers are listed at +216 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 232.5 points.
76ers vs. Pacers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, January 4, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Arena: Wells Fargo Center
76ers vs. Pacers Betting Trends
In the 76ers’ 36 games this year, they have 22 wins against the spread. Philadelphia has been chosen as the favorite in 24 games this year and has walked away with the win 16 times (66.7%) in those games. The 76ers have eclipsed the over/under in 50% of their opportunities this year (19 times over 38 games with a set point total).
Against the spread, the Pacers are 23-15-0 this season. Indiana has gone 16-14 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 53.3% of those games). Pacers games this year have hit the over 47.4% of the time (18 out of 38 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
76ers vs. Pacers Injury Report
Pacers: Chris Duarte: Questionable (Ankle), Kendall Brown: Out (Leg), Daniel Theis: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia has been carried by its defense, as it ranks second-best in the NBA by giving up just 108.3 points per game. It ranks 20th in the league in points scored (112.1 per contest). The 76ers are scoring 112.7 points per game when playing at home. On the road, they are averaging 111.5 points per contest. The 76ers have seen an uptick in scoring lately, racking up 115.8 points per game in their last 10 outings, 3.7 points more than the 112.1 they’ve scored this season.
Philadelphia ranks fifth-best in the NBA with a three-point shooting percentage of 38.1%. It ranks 11th in the league by making 12.6 three-pointers per contest. Of the shots taken by the 76ers in 2022-23, 60.4% of them have been two-pointers (68.4% of the team’s made baskets) and 39.6% have been three-pointers (31.6%).
What you need to know about the Indiana Pacers
Indiana puts up 115.6 points per game and allow 115.8, ranking them ninth in the NBA on offense and 20th on defense. At home, the Pacers score 119.1 points per game. On the road, they average 111.6. The Pacers are averaging 118.1 points per game over their past 10 games, compared to their season average of 115.6.
Beyond the arc, Indiana is fourth-best in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (14.6). It is eighth in 3-point percentage at 37.3%. In 2022-23, the Pacers have taken 44% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 56% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 35.4% of the Pacers’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 64.6% have been 2-pointers.
Our pick to win this game is the 76ers, and we project that Pacers will cover the spread (76ers -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 232.5 points.
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