On Tuesday night, the Philadelphia 76ers will be on the road taking on the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. This matchup will see the top seed in the Eastern Conference take on the #9 seed in a game with massive playoff implications.
Let’s take a closer look at the top Sixers vs. Pacers prop picks and make some predictions for this May 11, 2021 matchup.
Sixers vs. Pacers Player Props (May 11, 2021)
The Philadelphia 76ers are 47-21 on the season, which has them 3.0 games ahead of the Brooklyn Nets and 4.0 games ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks, with a chance to seal the top seed in the Eastern Conference with a win. The Pacers have plenty to play for, as their 32-36 record has them a full game behind the Charlotte Hornets for the eighth seed in the East. That’s critical, as the 7th and 8th seeds will compete in a play-in game, with the winner automatically qualifying for the postseason. The loser of that matchup will take on the winner of the #9 v. #10 game. The path to the playoffs is much clearer for the #7 and #8 seeds comparatively.
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Philadelphia is coming off a 14-point win over the Detroit Pistons at home, one which marked their eighth-consecutive victory. They’ve now won six of those eight games by double digits, often finishing games with a bench unit getting extended minutes down the stretch. That could pay massive dividends for Philadelphia as they look to get mentally and physically prepared for a deep postseason run with a high likelihood of homecourt advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs.
The Indiana Pacers are on the second half of a back-to-back and are coming off a 111-102 victory over the Cavaliers in Cleveland on Monday night. In that game, Kelan Martin’s 25 points led the way, while forward Domantas Sabonis’ 21 points and guard Caris LeVert’s 20 points represented the remaining 20+ point scorers for Indiana on the night.
Philadelphia has won each of the two previous meetings between the squads by a combined 25 points. Will the Sixers lock up the top seed, or will Indiana pull off the upset?
Danny Green to Record Over 13.5 Combined Points and Rebounds (-113, FanDuel Sportsbook)
Philadelphia’s consummate 3-and-D has continued his strong stretch of play as of late, especially when it comes to the combined points and rebounds market. Getting in on Green to record over 13.5 combined points and rebounds might not have an absurdly lucrative payout potential, but it’s a solid player combo market available with FanDuel Sportsbook. Philadelphia’s eight-game winning streak has opened up the floodgates for the Sixers bench and role players to get extended looks. Green’s status as a starter is safe, but he’s certainly benefitted from playing with a number of different lineups. In his last game against the Pistons, Green dropped 11 points on 3-9 shooting, including 3-7 from beyond the arc, to go with three rebounds.
Green has seen the Over 13.5 Combined Points and Rebounds market hit in four of his last five games, including in each of his last three road games.
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Tobias Harris to Score Over 19.5 Points (-133, FOX Bet)
Tobias Harris has had a breakout season and has effectively validated the narrative from earlier this season that he was one of the biggest All-Star snubs. Harris missed the second meeting between the teams this season, but his first and only matchup could tell the tale of what’s to come this evening. Joel Embiid is listed as questionable ahead of tonight’s clash, which could mean big things for the forward.
In Embiid’s absence on January 31, Tobias Harris went off, shooting 10-19 from the field and 2-5 from beyond the arc to finish with 27 points. He also pulled down 8 boards in the contest. If Embiid were to miss tonight’s contest, Harris’ odds of crossing the 19.5 point threshold would be even better. Although he’s only done it once in his last four games, we expect big things out of Harris against Indiana.
Caris LeVert to Score Over 24.5 Points (-105, BetMGM)
Pacers guard Caris LeVert has made the most of every opportunity since returning from the truly scary discovery of a small cancerous mass on his left kidney following his trade from the Brooklyn Nets. He’s been on a tear of late, having scored at least 31 points in two of his last three games and in three of his last five games overall. He’s also seen an uptick in his minutes played as of late as the Pacers look to leapfrog the Charlotte Hornets for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. Although he’s shot just 41% from the field over his last two games, he’s still averaged 27.5 points per game over that stretch.
If you’re looking to get in on a scoring market based on a volume shooter who’s put up some sizable numbers over the past week, look no further than LeVert.
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