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Indiana Pacers vs. Philadelphia 76ers Predictions and Preview for 4/9/2022

Indiana Pacers takes on Philadelphia 76ers on 4/9/2022 at 1:10PM.

The Indiana Pacers and Philadelphia 76ers face off in an important game for both teams. Indiana Pacers has a record of 25-55 this regular season. Philadelphia 76ers is 49-31 this regular season. Both have players to meet and know.

Indiana Pacers Team Defense Preview




Their defensive efficiency is 115.7, there is a lot of work to do here. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

They are a below average team when it comes to their ability to force bad shots. They are quite average in their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim. It is tougher to score at the rim against their defense than much of the NBA.

This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there.

Indiana Pacers Team Offense Preview




You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 112.4, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating. This is a slower than average team when it comes to the pace of play.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .563 which is considered to be below average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .530, which is considered to be below average. They attempt .395 of their shots from three point range. They take threes less often than many in the NBA. They made .342 of their shots from three point range. They would be considered below average from beyond the arc. They made .769 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They would be considered below average from the charity stripe.

They rebounded 25.6% of their missed shots. This is an above average offensive rebounding team.

Philadelphia 76ers Team Defense Preview

Their defensive efficiency is 110.7, which means they have an above average defense relative to other teams in the NBA. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

This is a decent defensive team that is able to force some bad shots. They are quite average in their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim. There is an inconsistent effort to keeping opponents from scoring at the rim though.

This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there.

Philadelphia 76ers Team Offense Preview


You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 113.2, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating. This is a team that likes to play grinders. They want to execute in half court and frustrate opponents in their offensive half court situations.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .577 which is considered to be slightly above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .533, which is considered to be slightly above average. They attempt .377 of their shots from three point range. They take threes less often than many in the NBA. They made .366 of their shots from three point range. They are a slightly above average three point shooting team. They made .820 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are an above average Free Throw shooting team.

They have an abysmal offensive rebounding rate of 19.8% this season. Offensive rebounding is not their thing, it should be important. They are socially distancing on the offensive glass!

The Indiana Pacers Roster

The Players to Watch for Indiana Pacers

Chris Duarte 6-6 190 SG

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Oshae Brissett 6-7 210 SF

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

Myles Turner 6-11 250 C

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

The Philadelphia 76ers Roster

The Players to Watch for Philadelphia 76ers

Tyrese Maxey 6-2 200 PG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Tobias Harris 6-8 226 PF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Joel Embiid 7-0 280 C

He is an MVP candidate this season and a player you must know.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He draws fouls and takes quite a bit of Free Throws. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

Indiana Pacers vs. Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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