Looking to win big? The Wizards and Pacers face off at 7:00 ET on BSIN. The Pacers are hosting the game at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. The over/under for this Eastern conference contest is set at 251.5 points, with the Pacers being the favored team playing at home against the Wizards.
WASHINGTON WIZARDS VS INDIANA PACERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Washington Wizards +8
This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 10th.
WHY BET THE WASHINGTON WIZARDS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 117-110 in favor of the Pacers.
- Our projections have Myles Turner finishing with Myles Turner points, 7 rebounds and 1 assists.
- From the field, we have the Pacers finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.9% and knocking down 13 threes.
Can Washington Pull Off a Road Win?
The Wizards are 6-30 this season and have lost five straight games. In the Eastern Conference, they are in 14th place and 5th in the Southeast Division.
When playing on the road, Washington has a record of 3-17 and has an average scoring margin of -11.2 points per game. Against the spread, they are 11-9 on the road and have failed to cover in their last three road games.
So far, the Wizards have been the underdog in 35 of their 36 games and have an ATS record of 16-19 in those games. Their average scoring margin as the underdog is -10.9 points per game.
In their last game, the Wizards lost to the Thunder by a score of 136-128. They were 10.5-point underdogs and covered the spread by losing by eight points. The over/under line for the game was 245.5, and the combined score of 264 points went over the line.
On the season, the average over/under line in Wizards games is 241.2 points. Their over/under record for the season is 20-16, and 32 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s line of 251.5 points.
Heading into tonight’s game, the Wizards are the top-ranked team in pace at 102.6 possessions per game. So far this season, they have been able to outscore the NBA scoring average in 55.6% of their games. In terms of scoring, Washington is averaging 115.5 points per game, which is 14th in the league.
When it comes to their three-point shooting, the Wizards are 19th in three-point shooting percentage at 35%. They are also 18th in true shooting percentage. Overall, Washington is 12th in field goal percentage at 48%.
So far, the Wizards have made an average of 12.5 three-pointers per game, which is 18th in the NBA. In terms of free throws, they are 25th in the league at 16.2 made free throws per game.
Looking at the Wizards defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 126.3 points per game (30th). In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Wizards defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 57.7% while allowing 38.2% from downtown.
Can the Pacers Please their Home Crowd?
At 21-15, the Pacers are 6th in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Central Division. In non-conference games, Indiana is 3-4 compared to 18-11 in the East. They have gone 9-7 on the road and have won three straight road games.
When playing on the road, the Pacers have an average scoring margin of -2.8 points per game. At home, their scoring margin is +7.0 points per game.
Against the spread, Indiana is 21-15 overall. As the favorite, they have gone 10-7 straight up and against the spread. Their average scoring margin when favored is 10.1 points per game.
So far, 29 of Indiana’s 36 games have had lower over/under lines than today’s line of 251.5 points. They have an over/under record of 20-9 in those games. On average, their games have finished with 251.4 points.
In their last game, the Pacers beat the Celtics 133-131 as 3-point underdogs. The over/under line for the game was 246.5 points.
The Pacers have been the NBA’s top-scoring team this season, averaging 127 points per game. They have been especially effective at home, where they are averaging 128.4 points per game.
Indiana’s offensive success has been driven by their ability to score inside the arc. They lead the league in two-point field goal percentage at 59% and are also the top-ranked team in field goal percentage overall.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pacers are 5th in both three-point shooting percentage and made threes per game. Overall, they are 2nd in the league in pace.
The Pacers’ defense is presently ranked 29th in the league, allowing an average of 124.4 points per contest. Opponents are hitting 56.1% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 38.0% of their three-point attempts.