The Philadelphia 76ers will be playing against the Indiana Pacers tonight. As we approach the final few games of this season, not only is Joel Embiid in the MVP conversation, but his team has also been playing extremely well. The 76ers currently hold a record of 47 wins and 22 losses, giving them the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference.
On the other hand, the Indiana Pacers are struggling. Despite the addition of Tyrese Haliburton and Buddy Hield from the Sacramento Kings, the Pacers still hold a record of 32 wins and 38 losses, giving them the 11th spot in the same conference.
As both these teams get ready to play, NBA fans should undoubtedly want to know the injury reports and expected rosters for the stars on both sides. After all, that will help in the formation of an expert prediction for this game.
Joel Embiid is expected to play in the Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers game tonight
Embiid has been considered injury prone by many NBA analysts over the years. After all, moving his large frame at immense speeds and contorting at necessary moments undoubtedly take a toll on the body. Nonetheless, he has looked relatively injury free this season and the 76ers’ success reflects that.
This year, Joel has been averaging an impressive 33.5 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 4.1 assists. Moreover, he is shooting an efficient 54.5% from the field and 35.5% from the three-point line. Statistically speaking, he is the best scorer in the NBA this season and seems virtually impossible to stop.
Although Embiid is a deadly threat to the Pacers, he is not the only one they will be facing from the 76ers tonight. That said, here are the injury reports and expected rosters for the Philadelphia 76ers and Indiana Pacers.
Philadelphia 76ers injury report
- Jalen McDaniels (questionable)
Philadelphia 76ers expected roster
- James Harden
- Tobias Harris
- Tyrese Maxey
- Shake Milton
- Joel Embiid
Indiana Pacers injury report
- Tyrese Haliburton (out)
- Bennedict Mathurin (out)
- Chris Duarte (out)
- Kendall Brown (out)
Indiana Pacers expected roster
- Buddy Hield
- Aaron Nesmith
- Andrew Nembhard
- Jordan Nwora
- Myles Turner
As we can tell, the 76ers look almost completely healthy and good to go for this game against the Pacers. On the other hand, Indiana is struggling with a plethora of injuries to several key players. Now, let us take a look at the expert predicitions for this game.
The 76ers will be favored over the Pacers tonight
In all fairness, this is quite an easy prediction to make, Philadelphia looks healthy and all its main stars are expected to play. Joel Embiid and James Harden are proving to be one of the best duos in the league this season. They are also on an impressive 7 game-winning streak and are expected to extend it against the Pacers tonight.
Although Indiana has enough firepower to make this a good fight, not having Tyrerse Haliburton, their best playmaker, will undoubtedly hurt them. They have a significantly worse record when compared to the 76ers and their roster has several injured. Therefore, we are siding with Embiid, Harden, and the 76ers.
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