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Pacers visit Wizards in NBA clash

Indiana PacersWashington Wizards
March 22, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Indiana Pacers vs Washington Wizards Odds

26-18TEAM RECORD11-34

Washington looks to cover the Wizards-Pacers pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 11-34 mark when they host Indiana in NBA action.

The Wizards sit at 11-34 (17-28 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Pacers are currently 26-18 (21-23 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Washington is 22-23 OU, and Indiana is 20-23-1 OU.

View Indiana vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Washington opened as 7-point underdogs, while the NBA total was set at 199.5 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wizards - Pacers odds would favor the Pacers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Washington is rated No. 27 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Pacers sit at No. 6. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 99-88 win for the Pacers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 94.1 PPG, against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 6 at 92.8 PPG. The Wizards field goal percentage has averaged 43.8% so far, more than the Pacers shooters have achieved on the year, 43.2% per game.

Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.1 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Indiana, they were a 102-89 winner as they battled the Clippers at home. The Pacers covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 191 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Pacers got a 25-point performance from Danny Granger as Indiana ran past Los Angeles 102-89 on Tuesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Washington won its last outing, a 108-89 result against the Nets on March 21. The Wizards covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 197 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Wizards grabbed a 108-89 win over the Nets on Wednesday, behind a 23-point effort from Jordan Crawford at Prudential Center.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Phoenix are 3-7
After playing LA Clippers are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing New Jersey are 2-8
After a win are 1-9

A few Pacers at Wizards trends to consider:
Indiana is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing at home against Indiana
Washington is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Indiana

Next up:
Indiana home to Phoenix, Friday, March 23
Washington home to Atlanta, Saturday, March 24

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