Saturday, March 5, 2016
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Indiana Pacers travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Saturday, March 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Washington as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.5.
The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 32-29 and a road record of 14-18. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 102.3 points per game while giving up 100.5 per contest. Indiana is 6-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 21-15. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Wizards have an overall record of 30-30 and a home record of 16-16. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103 points per game and surrendering 104.3, good for a point differential of -1.3. Washington has a division record of 7-5 and a conference record of 21-18. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 23.2 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. George Hill averages 12.5 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
John Wall averages 20 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 9.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Bradley Beal averages 18.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Indiana averages 102.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 15 per game. The Pacers allow 100.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Washington averages 103 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 49.5 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 15th with 14.2 per game. The Wizards allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Wizards force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Pacers average 101.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 100.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2.7 per contest. The Pacers have an offensive rating of 104.3 and a defensive rating of 102.4. In terms of pace they average 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Wizards score 104.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 111 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 9.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.3 points per game. The Wizards rating on offense is 104.9 and they have a defensive rating of 106.3. They get 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Washington turns the ball over on 13.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 31-30-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 29-32-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 32-28-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 32-27-1 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
03/04/16 G C.J. Miles Calf is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Charlotte
Washington Wizards Injuries
03/03/16 PG Gary Neal Thigh expected to miss Friday vs. Cleveland
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's Free NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Expert Expert NBA Picks