NBA Picks: Pacers vs. 76ers

Jordan Sharp

Saturday, March 16, 2013 1:10 PM GMT

Saturday, Mar. 16, 2013 1:10 PM GMT

A night after embarrassingly losing to the Lakers at home, the Pacers now have to go on the road into Philadelphia to play the 76ers for our NBA picks today.

The NBA Odds for this matchup favor the Pacers by -4, with a total of 184 points. 

Philadelphia luckily had the night off last night, so will the advantage be enough to get the cover tonight or even the win at home against one of the East’s best teams?

Pacers Bad Week

Not only did the Heat dominate them this past week, but now the inferior Lakers beat the Pacers at home, and I think we can finally put to rest these insane ideas that they could somehow have a chance of besting the Heat in the playoffs this season.

Now after losing to a Lakers team that had Kobe Bryant barely playing because of his ankle injury, the Pacers will have to get up tonight to beat a Sixers team still playing with heart despite being lottery bound. The Pacers have actually been pretty good this season ATS on the second night of a back to back this season, so will that trend continue tonight?

However on the road this season, the Pacers have been and up and down story all season. Plus, on the second night of a back to back, the Pacers have no real trends to work with this season when it comes to the total. The Pacers are 8-9 this season in totals when playing on the second night of a back to back.

don't forget to check out fellow Capper, Ron Patrick's pick on the Memphis Grizzlies vs. Utah Jazz~

Sixers; depressed and ready for vacation

The Sixers have lost six of their last seven games SU and 13 of their last fifteen games SU as well. They have simply run out of gas with 20 games to go. However tonight, they have a great chance at cashing a winner.

Both times the Sixers have played the Pacers this season they got beat down by double figures, the most recent one Philly only scored 69 points, something a lot of high school teams beta on a regular basis.

Philly has actually been good at home this season ATS, as they haven’t lost any or made anyone any money this season ATS at home. With all the above said, I think we once again have to lay off the spread here tonight. Even though the Pacers are solid ATS on back to backs, the total looks like a much better deal here this evening.

[gameodds]5/221542/43/us[/gameodds]

The Sharp Pick

When on the road this season, the Pacers are 18-13 cashing the under this season, and even though 184 is pretty low, I think this game will not get out of the 80s for either team. The Pacers tend to not score the ball well on back to backs, but their defense seems to play well, something that not a lot of NBA teams can do when tired. If Indiana can hold down their defense with tired legs tonight, I’m siding with the under for this free pick.

My Pick: UNDER 184 at Pinnacle

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