Sixers vs. Pacers prediction and odds for Monday, March 6 (Pacers can cover)

Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports /

The Indiana Pacers picked up a thrilling win over the Chicago Bulls on Sunday night on a Tyrese Haliburton game-winning 3-pointer from WAY downtown.

The win moved the Pacers ahead of the Bulls in the Eastern Conference standings, and the team is now just 1.5 games back of the No. 10 seed.

With the play-in tournament in its sights, Indiana will host the Philadelphia 76ers and Joel Embiid on Monday night. It’s the second game of a back-to-back for the Pacers, a spot where they have gone 6-6 against the spread this season.

Philly pulled off an upset win over the Milwaukee Bucks in its last game, and it comes into this game a road favorite. The No. 3 seed in the East, the Sixers are just 4.5 games out of the top spot in the conference.

Let’s dive into the latest odds and pick for this matchup:

Sixers vs. Pacers odds, spread and total

Sixers vs. Pacers prediction and pick

The Sixers have two concerning injuries on their latest report, as Tobias Harris and P.J. Tucker are both listed as questionable.

Losing either would certainly hurt the team’s frontcourt rotation, especially since Tucker is arguably the team’s best defensive option on the wing.

If there is one spot to bet on Indiana, it’s as a home underdog. The team is 14-8 against the spread in 22 games as home dog, going 10-12 straight up in those games.

The Sixers are the better team, and they rank in the top-10 in both offensive and defensive rating this season, but they are just 15-14 against the spread on the road.

Indiana is riding some serious momentum from Sunday’s win, and I think it can at least hang around with Philly tonight.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.