Wizards home to Pacers in NBA betting action
Indiana Pacers vs Washington Wizards Odds
Washington will look to improve on its 28-47 record on Saturday when they host Indiana in NBA odds action at Verizon Center.
Washington will face the 48-28 Pacers, who own a 42-34 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Wizards are 28-46-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Pacers are 35-41 favoring the OVER.
The Pacers were listed as 5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 186.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wizards rated this week at No. 15 and the Pacers sitting at No. 2. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 98-91 result in favor of the Pacers today.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 29-ranked offense (92.9 PPG) against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 2 at 90 PPG. The Wizards have averaged 43.3% from the field per game, less than the Pacers have managed so far this season (43.6% on average).
Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, giving up 91.3 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Indiana, they were a 97-75 loser as they battled the Thunder at home. The Pacers failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 172 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Indiana was crushed on Friday, getting run out of the gym by Oklahoma City and falling 97-75 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Last time out for Washington, they were an 88-78 loser as they battled the Raptors on the road. The Wizards failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 166 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Washington got 20 points from John Wall but lost anyway 88-78 against the Raptors on Wednesday at Air Canada Centre.
Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 2-8
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
A few Pacers at Wizards trends to consider:
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Indiana is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Indiana is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 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 at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games when playing at home against Indiana
Indiana home to Cleveland, Tuesday, April 9
Washington at Boston, Sunday, April 7