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Pacers home to Wizards in NBA betting action

Washington WizardsIndiana Pacers
15-17January 10, 2014, 07:00 | Bankers Life Fieldhouse28-7

The Pacers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Wizards tip off at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday in NBA play.

This season the Pacers are 28-7 overall and 23-12 ATS against the number, while the Wizards are 15-17 and 17-14-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Indiana is 12-23 on the OU, and Washington is 18-14.

View Washington Wizards vs Indiana Pacers Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Pacers as -9.5-point Favorite in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 186 earlier at GTbets.eu.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 1-rated Pacers and the No. 18-rated Wizards in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 96-88 win for the Pacers on Friday.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 102-96 winner as they battled the Pelicans on the road. The Wizards covered in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 198 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Wizards got a 21-point performance from Trevor Ariza, who added 10 rebounds as Washington ran past New Orleans 102-96 on Wednesday at New Orleans Arena.

In their last action, Indiana was a 97-87 loser on the road against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (184) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Paul George scored 28 points and added 12 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 97-87 against Atlanta in NBA action at Philips Arena.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Indiana's No. 11-rated squad against Washington's No. 22-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Indiana rates No. 20 in the league with 7.17 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 11 with 8.09 per outing.

A few Wizards at Pacers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Washington's last 13 games
Washington is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games on the road
Indiana is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Indiana is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games
Indiana is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Washington home to Houston, Saturday, January 11th
Indiana home to Sacramento, Tuesday, January 14th