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Pacers take on Wizards in hoops contest

Indiana Pacers Washington Wizards
52-20 March 28, 2014, 07:00 | Verizon Center 36-35



Verizon Center will feature Wizards vs. Pacers action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

Washington will face the 52-20 Pacers, who own a 35-36-1 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Wizards are 39-32 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Pacers are 29-41-2 favoring the OVER.View Indiana Pacers vs Washington Wizards Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Wizards in this one, they were listed earlier as 3.5-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 190.5 for Friday at shops such as 5Dimes.

The Wizards - Pacers odds would favor the Wizards if the lines were set according to power ranks. Washington is rated No. 13 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Pacers sit at No. 16. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 96-91 win for the Pacers.

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The Pacers were an 84-83 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Heat. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (167) made winners of UNDER bettors. Indiana got 23 points from Paul George en route to an 84-83 victory over Miami on Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 99-93 loser as they battled the Suns at home. The Wizards failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog, while 192 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Washington got 29 points from John Wall en route to a 99-93 loss against Phoenix on Wednesday at Verizon Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 100.87 PPG, against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 1 at 91.69 PPG. The Wizards field goal percentage has averaged 45.49% so far, more than the Pacers shooters have achieved on the year, 45% per game.

A few Pacers at Wizards trends to consider:
Indiana is 2-14 ATS in its last 16 games
Indiana is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games
Indiana is 1-11 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home


Next up:
Indiana at Cleveland, Sunday, March 30th
Washington home to Atlanta, Saturday, March 29th