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Wizards open as NBA underdog vs Pacers

Washington WizardsIndiana Pacers
7-8November 29, 2013, 08:00 | Bankers Life Fieldhouse14-1



The NBA betting slate features a clash between Indiana and Washington on Friday, with the host Pacers trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

Supporters of the Wizards have seen them go 7-8 and 8-7 ATS so far this season, while the Pacers are at 14-1 and 11-4 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Pacers are 4-11, while the Wizards are 8-7.

View Washington Wizards vs Indiana Pacers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Pacers installed as -12-point Favorite in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 187.

This game pits the Pacers, currently No. 13 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Wizards, who rate No. 23 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 99-88 victory for the Pacers.

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Last time out for Washington, they were a 100-92 winner as they battled the Bucks on the road. The Wizards covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 192 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Washington got 25 points from Marcin Gortat en route to a 100-92 victory over Milwaukee on Wednesday at Bradley Center.

In their last action, Indiana was a 99-74 winner on the road against the Bobcats. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (173) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Indiana cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Charlotte out of the gym and running up a 99-74 score at Time Warner Cable Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Indiana's No. 20-ranked offense (97.33 PPG) against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 23 at 101.33 PPG. The Pacers have averaged 44.97% from the field per game, more than the Wizards have managed so far this season (44.72% on average).

A few Wizards at Pacers trends to consider:
Washington is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Washington is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
Indiana is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Indiana's last 18 games
Indiana is 13-4 ATS in its last 17 games at home


Next up:
Washington home to Atlanta, Saturday, November 30th
Indiana at Los Angeles, Sunday, December 1st

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