Wednesday, December 28, 2016
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 15-17. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.0 as they are averaging 103.8 points per game while giving up 105.8 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 14-16. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.1 points per game and surrendering 106.5, good for a point differential of -1.5.
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 21.4 points per game while playing 36 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 92%. Jeff Teague averages 15.6 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.2 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
John Wall averages 23.3 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 9.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Bradley Beal averages 22.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Indiana averages 103.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.3 per game. The Pacers allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.6 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Washington averages 105.1 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 49.5 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 19th with 14.3 per game. The Wizards allow 106.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Wizards force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Pacers have an offensive rating of 104.9 and a defensive rating of 106.9. In terms of pace they average 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Wizards rating on offense is 107.7 and they have a defensive rating of 109.2. They get 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Washington turns the ball over on 13 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 12-20-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 17-15-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 15-15-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 20-10-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/27/16 PG Rodney Stuckey Hamstring injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Washington
12/22/16 G Monta Ellis Groin expected to miss 2 weeks
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/09/16 C Ian Mahinmi Knee out indefinitely
11/25/16 F Danuel House Wrist out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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