The PHILADELPHIA and the INDIANA will both be gunning for a victory on 11/7/2018 at 8:05 PM when they meet in a game matchup.
PHILADELPHIA 76ERS vs INDIANA PACERS
When: 8:00 PM ET, Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
|513||PHILADELPHIA||-2.5 (-110)||216 (-110)||120
TV: 8:05 PM
PREDICTION: INDIANA , PHILADELPHIA
Oddsmakers currently have the INDIANA listed as -2.5 point favorites versus the PHILADELPHIA, while the game’s total is sitting at 216.
Not only have the Philadelphia 76ers been unable to win on the road, but they’ve barely been competitive in those games. The Sixers will try for a sixth time to gain their first road victory when they visit the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.
Four of their five losses away from home have come by at least 15 points and Sunday’s dreadful 122-97 setback at Brooklyn, which featured an NBA-high 28 turnovers by Philadelphia, was a rather alarming result for a team hoping to be among the elites in the Eastern Conference. “To win on the road, you better not turn it over at the rate we’ve been turning it over,” coach Brett Brown told reporters. “You better have an incredible focus on rebounding. Historically, those are the tenets of road wins — caring for the ball and finishing plays with rebounds. … I think that togetherness, that toughness, that ability to take punches and come out together on the other side, that is part of growth. We don’t have that right now.” The Pacers won three straight by a total of nine points before suffering a 98-94 loss to Houston on Monday in the second of three straight at home. Victor Oladipo scored 28 points in the defeat to record his NBA-leading 10th straight game with at least 20 points
TV: 8 p.m. ET, ESPN, NBCS Philadelphia, FS Indiana
ABOUT THE 76ERS (6-5): Ben Simmons scored 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting in the loss to the Nets but he had five turnovers and has given the ball up 16 times over his last two road games. Joel Embiid added 16 points and 15 rebounds while missing his only 3-point attempt, part of a 4-for-20 showing from beyond the arc for Philadelphia. “The coaches don’t control us making shots and they don’t control us turning the ball over,” Embiid told the media. “That’s none of their fault. At times we can all do a better job as far as controlling the game. I don’t think it’s none of their fault; it’s on the players. We’re the ones that go out there and we have a game plan, and we should just follow it and trust it.”
ABOUT THE PACERS (7-4): Indiana is attempting an average of 85 shots a game — fewest in the East — and a few more scoring chances might make the difference in close games like Monday’s loss, but the team is not prepared to force anything. “We don’t want to just get into a run-and-gun game and make it a shootout,” coach Nate McMillan told reporters after the loss to the Rockets. “If we have something early (in the possession), we’ll take it. If not we want to make them defend it.” It helps that the team ranks fifth overall in field-goal percentage (48.9), led by a 68.4 percent showing by forward Domantas Sabonis.
1. Pacers PG Cory Joseph has one point while missing all nine of his shots from the floor over the last two games.
2. Sixers SG JJ Redick is shooting 31.3 percent from 3-point range on the road, compared to 44.7 percent at home.
3. Indiana has won eight straight meetings at home.
PREDICTION: Pacers 112, 76ers 106