Swinger’s by the Numbers NBA Picks for Sunday, March 12th

Philadelphia 76ers

Swinging Johnson

Sunday, March 12, 2017 3:51 PM GMT

Sunday, Mar. 12, 2017 3:51 PM GMT

By the Numbers is a daily NBA column featuring Swinger’s top selections according to historical trends and game time matchups. Let’s review the top picks for Sunday’s slate and cash in our NBA picks.

Heat (32-34 SU, 40-26 ATS) vs. Pacers (33-32 SU, 30-34-1 ATS)

* Indiana is 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a straight up loss.

* Indiana is 21-7-1 ATS in their last 29 Sunday games.

* Indiana is 5-1 ATS in their last six games following an ATS loss.

* Indiana is 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games as a favorite of 0.5-4.5.

* Indiana is 5-0 ATS in their last five games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points.

* Miami is 0-5 ATS in their last five Sunday games.

* Miami is 0-4 ATS versus the Pacers over the last four games played in Indiana.

The Heat have been suh-mokin over their last 25 games, having gone a sparkling 21-4 straight up and against the number over that time. But dontcha know those games in which Miami lost, they also failed to cover the number. Now they dribble into the Banker's Life Fieldhouse where they have gone 0-4 straight up and against the spread in their last four trips to this barn. Factor in that their leading scorer and assist-maker Goran Dragic may get a day off due to an elbow to the face last night against the Raptors and suddenly there is reason to believe this losing streak in Indiana will continue.

Free NBA Pick: Pacers -5
Best Line Offered: at Skybook

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 76'ers (23-42 SU, 40-24-1 ATS) vs. Lakers (20-45 SU, 28-35-2 ATS)

* Los Angeles is 1-6-1 ATS in their last eight after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.

* Los Angeles is 0-4 ATS in their last four Sunday games.

* Los Angeles is 2-6 ATS in their last eight games as a favorite of 0.5-4.5.

* Los Angeles is 0-4-1 ATS in their last five home games.

* Philadelphia is 7-2 ATS in their last nine games following a straight up loss.

* Philadelphia is 20-7 ATS in their last 27 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.

* Philadelphia is 8-0 ATS in their last eight games as an underdog of 0.5-4.5.

* Philadelphia is 6-1 ATS in their last seven games as a road underdog.

The Philadelphia 76'ers may have a lousy regular season record but when it comes to covering the number they have been a boon to those bettors backing them in their NBA picks, covering in over 62 percent of their games this season. Philadelphia has covered in their last two contests and are a young team that will only improve once they get Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons back from injury. However, even without those potentially stellar talents, this is a club that has been able to cash all year long and I will greedily grab every point the NBA odds makers are giving me as they oppose a Lakers team with an even worse regular season record and a 12-16 ATS mark at home.

Free NBA Pick: 76'ers +3 ½
Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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