Making on a bet on this NBA game featuring the Wizards versus the Pacers? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on MNMT. The game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. This Eastern conference matchup has an over/under of 235 points, and the Pacers are favored to win at home vs. the Wizards.
WASHINGTON WIZARDS VS INDIANA PACERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Washington Wizards +5.5
This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, October 25th.
WHY BET THE WASHINGTON WIZARDS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 110-108 in favor of the Pacers.
- Our projections have Tyrese Haliburton finishing with Tyrese Haliburton points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists.
- From the field, we have the Pacers finishing with a field goal percentage of 51.9% and knocking down 11 threes.
Can the Wizards Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?
A season ago, the Washington Wizards secured a conference rank of 12th, while attaining a conference record of 21-31 and an overall record of 35-47. Furthermore, their over/under record stood at 42-37-3.
Leading Washington in scoring last season was Jordan Poole, who recorded a field goal percentage of 43%. Additionally, he averaged 2.7 rebounds per game, 4.5 assists per game, and 20.4 points per game.
The Wizards offense is coming off a season where they ranked 8th in the NBA with a field goal percentage of 48.5%. In terms of offensive rebounds per game, they ranked 24th in the league with an average of 9.5. The team scored 113.2 points per game, ranking 21st in the NBA, and had 25.4 assists per game, ranking 14th in the league.
On defense, the Washington offense in the previous year ranked 17th in the NBA, with opponents shooting 36.2% from three-point range. They also ranked 5th in the league by permitting 21.9 free throw attempts per game. Furthermore, they positioned 17th in the NBA by allowing 114.4 points per game.
Will the Indiana Defense Show Up at Home?
Indiana Pacers held the 11th place conference rank during the 2022-2023 season, achieving a conference record of 24-28 and an overall record of 35-47. Moreover, their over/under record stood at 41-40-1.
Indiana’s offense was led by Buddy Hield, who recorded an effective field goal percentage of 59.6% in the 2022-2023 season. Additionally, he averaged 2.8 assists per game, 16.8 points per game, and 5 rebounds per game.
Last year’s offense ended with the Indiana Pacers ranking 22nd in the NBA with a field goal percentage of 46.9%. They were 16th in the league in terms of offensive rebounds per game, averaging 10.1. The Pacers scored 116.3 points per game, placing them 10th in the NBA, and had 27.0 assists per game, ranking 6th in the league.
On defense, in the previous NBA season, the Indiana Pacers had an average of 25.6 free throw attempts allowed per game, ranking them 26th in the league. The Pacers’ defense also had a field goal percentage of 48.6, placing them 23rd. Furthermore, the Indiana Pacers’ defense allowed an average of 119.5 points per game, ranking them 29th in the NBA.