The Washington Wizards (6-30) travel to face off against the Indiana Pacers (21-15) on Wednesday, January 10th. This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and televised on BSIN. The Pacers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Wizards are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Celtics. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.
Wizards vs Pacers
The Wizards Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Wizards’ most recent game versus the Thunder saw Jordan Poole lead the Wizards with 24 points while shooting 8/17 from the field. Kyle Kuzma added 22 points, but unfortunately, Washington was defeated in the game with a score of 136-128.
Coming into their game against the Pacers, the Wizards are 6-30 on the season and hope to snap their five-game losing skid. In Eastern Conference matchups, the Wizards are 4-24 while going 2-6 in non-conference games.
So far, Washington is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 16-20. The Wizards maintain an ATS record of 11-9 on the road, while they have a 5-11 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
The Pacers Are Coming Off A Win
In their most recent game, the Pacers took down the Celtics by a score of 133-131. Heading into the game, the Pacers were the underdogs at +3 giving them both a straight-up and ATS win. Before the game, the over/under line was 246.5 points, and both teams ended up surpassing that mark.
In their last three games, the Pacers have gone 2-1 and have an overall record of 21-15. Against Eastern Conference teams, the Pacers are 18-11 and are 3-4 in non-conference games.
In terms of the spread, Indiana currently holds an ATS record of 21-15, which is above .500. On the road, the Pacers have an ATS record of 9-7 compared to a 12-8 record vs. the spread at home.
Wizards Offense Breakdown
Through 36 games games, Washington is averaging 115.5 points per game (14th).
Heading into their game against the Pacers, the Wizards are the top-ranked team in terms of pace, averaging 102.6 possessions per game. In terms of scoring, they are 14th in the league at 115.5 points per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, Washington has made an average of 12.5 threes per game, which is 18th in the NBA. However, they are just 19th in three-point shooting percentage at 35%.
In terms of free-throw shooting, the Wizards are 24th in attempts (21.1) and 25th in makes (16.2) per game. Overall, they are 12th in field goal percentage at 48%.
Pacers Offense Breakdown
Leading up to today’s matchup, the Pacers are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 127 points per game (1st).
The Pacers are the top-scoring team in the NBA, averaging 127 points per game. They have also been the top-scoring team at home, averaging 128.4 points per game. In terms of pace, Indiana ranks 2nd in the league at 102.6 possessions per game.
When it comes to shooting, the Pacers are the most efficient team in the league with a true shooting percentage of 58%. They are also the top-ranked team in field goal percentage at 51%. In terms of three-point shooting, Indiana is 5th in both three-point percentage and made threes per game.
So far this season, the Pacers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 80.6% of their games. In terms of assists, Indiana leads the league with an average of 30.9 per game. However, they are 23rd in offensive rebounds.
Wizards Team Defense
At this time, the Wizards’ defense is positioned 30th in the NBA, permitting 126.3 points per game. 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.
Pacers Team Defense
So far, the Pacers’ defense is ranked 29th in the league at 124.4 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Pacers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 56.1% and 38.0% from three-point territory.
Key Players For The Wizards And Pacers
In today’s game, our projections have Kyle Kuzma leading the Wizards with 21 points on 8/18 shooting from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 22.6 points per game, along with 6.1 rebounds.
On the other side, Myles Turner is our projected leading scorer for the Pacers. We have him ending the game with a team-high 17 and grabbing 7 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 53.3%, and he is contributing 17.6 points per game on average.
Wizards vs Pacers Trends
- When looking at their past three road matchups, Washington has an ATS record of 0-3 while averaging 103 per game. The team went 0-3 overall in these games.
- Across their last five home contests, Indiana has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 115 points per game.
- Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Wizards have a straight up record of 0-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 1-2.
- The last ten games that Indiana was favored, they have an ATS mark of 6-4 while going 6-4 straight up.
For a point-spread wager in this Pacers vs. Wizards game, we suggest taking the Wizards at +8. Even though our predictions have the Pacers winning 117-110, we see the Wizards as the better choice on the point-spread.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 251.5 and given that our model is projecting 227 points between the teams, we like the under.
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