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Washington Wizards vs Indiana Pacers Odds
The Pacers will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Wizards at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in NBA wagering action.
Supporters of the Wizards have seen them go 4-25 and 15-13-1 ATS so far this season, while the Pacers are at 18-13 and 17-14 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Pacers are 14-17, while the Wizards are 13-15-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pacers rated this week at No. 9 and the Wizards sitting at No. 19. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 94-84 result in favor of the Pacers today.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Indiana's No. 28-ranked offense (91.8 PPG) against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 14 at 96.8 PPG. The Pacers have averaged 42.7% from the field per game, more than the Wizards have managed so far this season (40.6% on average).
Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 9-rated defense on the road, giving up 95.9 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 in the league in scoring at home.
The Wizards were a 103-94 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (197) made winners of OVER bettors. Washington suffered a 103-94 loss against Dallas on Tuesday, getting 22 points from Bradley Beal in a losing effort at Verizon Center.
Indiana was an 88-83 winner in its last match at home against the Grizzlies. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 171 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Pacers grabbed an 88-83 win over the Grizzlies on Monday, behind a 21-point effort from Paul George at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Brooklyn are 1-9
After playing Dallas are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8
Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Memphis are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few Wizards at Pacers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 12 games
Washington is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Indiana is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Washington home to Brooklyn, Friday, January 4
Indiana at Boston, Friday, January 4