The Washington Wizards have looked like one of the best teams in the NBA over the last month and a half, and they’ll look to collect their 18th win in 21 games in a road contest with the Indiana Pacers tonight in the final day of action before the all-star break. Sportsbooks opened the Wiz as 1-point favorites with an OVER/UNDER of 217.
– Shark Bites
- The total has gone OVER in four of the Pacers’ last five games.
- The Wizards are 7-0 ATS in their last seven games on the road against the Pacers.
- The Wizards are 4-15 SU in their last 19 games on the road against the Pacers.
The biggest reason for Washington’s turnaround is John Wall. Wall is averaging 22.9 points and 10.6 assists on the year and has been especially hot of late, throwing his name into the MVP discussion in the process. The point guard has recorded eight consecutive double-doubles and 34 on the season.
Indiana has hit a proverbial wall lately by losing five straight games. It’s especially frustrating for Pacers fans since they rattled off seven wins in a row before the skid, but they’ll head into the break residing in sixth place in the East regardless. Superstar Paul George has struggled in two of his last three games. He recorded 13 points on 4-of-19 shooting, including 12 straight misses, in the team’s 113-104 setback to Cleveland on Wednesday.
The OVER is a fantastic bet when the Wizards and Pacers get together. In the last 10 meetings between the Eastern Conference foes, the OVER is a sizzling 9-1.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Washington Wizards listed as -1-point favorites earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 217 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.
A 118-101 result in favor of the Wizards is the prediction by the Odds – Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Washington Wizards vs Indiana Pacers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Indiana Pacers sit at 29-27 (25-31 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Washington Wizards are currently 33-21 (31-23 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Indiana is 30-26 OU and Washington is 33-20-1 OU. This season the Indiana Pacers are 29-27 overall and 25-31 ATS against the number, while the Washington Wizards are 33-21 and 31-23 ATS. As for the totals, Indiana is 30-26 on the OU, and Washington is 33-20-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Indiana vs Washington injuries news.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Indiana Pacers rated this week at No. 18 and the Washington Wizards sitting at No. 3.
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Indiana’s No. 27-rated NBA squad against Washington’s No. 20-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Indiana rates No. 25 in the league with 8.41 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 22 with 8.89 per outing.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The battle between the Wizards and Thunder didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Oklahoma City was handed a 120-98 defeat on Monday at Verizon Center.
The Pacers got 19 points from Glenn Robinson III, but it was Cleveland that prevailed in a 113-104 final on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena.
- Washington is 12-4 ATS in its last 16 games
- Washington is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- Washington is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 7 games
- Indiana is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
- Indiana is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana’s last 5 games
- Indiana is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Washington at Philadelphia, Friday, February 24th
Indiana home to Memphis, Friday, February 24th