Indiana Pacers vs. Philadelphia 76ers
The Philadelphia 76ers are listed as a 5-point favorite over the Indiana Pacers with an over/under of 197. When it comes to gambling in sports one of my favorite things to do is bet either the over or the under in NBA basketball.Â It is one of the most profitable ways to make money when gambling on sports, due to the fact that match-ups and style of play often indicate whether or not a lot of points will be scored.
Often studying trends when specific teams play each other can be quite profitable.Â One of those cases is in this game.Â The der has won in each of the last 10 match-ups between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Indiana Pacers, including the two times earlier this season.Â In the two games earlier this season a total of 187 points were scored in their first game and in their second game only 176 points were scored.
The Indiana Pacers rank third in defensive field goal percentage and the fact that the Philadelphia 76ers rank only 20th in the league offensively only makes this a stronger wager.Â Philadelphia should have a tough time scoring with star forward Andre Iquodala listed as questionable for this game.
My one play on this game is the Under 197. I will stay away from picking the winning side due to the factor of Iquodala being questionable. All signs point to this game being low scoring.Â Lastly, the Indiana Pacers are in their first game of a back to back, so they will not be looking to push the tempo too much. Take advantage of games and situations like this to put cash in your pocket.
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