Before their overtime loss to the Cavaliers, the Wizards had won 17 straight home games and if it weren’t for a clutch game-tying shot from LeBron James, they’d be going for their 19th straight home win tonight against the Pacers. During that streak, the Wizards were – obviously – a really good bet. That trend, however, has reversed and they’ve cashed just one spread bet in their last four games.
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- The Pacers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.
- The Wizards are 8-0 SU and ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite of 5.0 or less.
- The total has gone OVER in 8 of the Pacers’ last 9 games against the Wizards.
Washington and Indiana are both in the chase pack in the Eastern Conference and will be looking to gain some ground on the idle Cavaliers tonight. The Pacers have historically dominated this matchup but given how the Wiz have played at the Verizon Center this year, Paul George and crew may be leaving D.C. an unhappy bunch.
The two things these teams have in common, other than almost everything, is that their last losses came against the Cavaliers and those L’s busted long streaks for both Washington and Indiana. Their home-away splits are basically a mirror image of each other as both teams have been great at home and terrible on the road.
It’s likely the Wizards take the edge in the season series tonight but this should be one of the better games on the Friday night docket.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Washington Wizards as -5-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 217.5 earlier at Bovada.
Odds – Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 113-101 win for the Wizards on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Indiana Pacers vs Washington Wizards Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Indiana Pacers will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 23-29 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Washington Wizards are 30-22 ATS. Indiana is 27-25 against the points scored total betting line, while Washington is 32-20 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Indiana injuries news.
The Washington Wizards sit at No. 5 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds – Shark, while the Indiana Pacers are at No. 15 on that betting chart.
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Indiana Pacers rank No. 27 in the league with 41.56 per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 19 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Washington is the NBA’s No. 22-ranked team at 8.79 per game, while the Indiana Pacers rate No. 25 with 8.38 per contest.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Jeff Teague poured in 22 points and chipped in with 14 assists in a losing cause for Indiana on Wednesday, as the Cavaliers rolled to a 132-117 victory over Indiana at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Brooklyn was victimized by Bradley Beal for 31 points as the Wizards defeated the Nets 114-110 in NBA action on Wednesday.
- Indiana is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- Indiana is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana’s last 6 games
- Indiana is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Washington is 11-3 ATS in its last 14 games
- Washington is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games
- Washington is 15-3 ATS in its last 18 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Indiana home to Milwaukee, Saturday, February 11th
Washington home to Oklahoma City, Monday, February 13th