Washington Wizards at Indiana Pacers Free NBA Picks & Odds 12-19-2016
by Josh Schonwald - 12/18/2016
Monday, December 19, 2016
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Washington Wizards travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Monday, December 19, 2016. The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 11-14. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.5 as they are averaging 104.8 points per game while giving up 106.3 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 14-14. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 104.2 points per game and surrendering 105.9, good for a point differential of -1.6.
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Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 22 points per game while playing 35 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. John Wall averages 24.2 points per game in 36.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9.6 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Jeff Teague averages 15.1 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Paul George averages 21.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Washington averages 104.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 50 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.3 per game. The Wizards allow 106.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Indiana averages 104.2 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 50.1 rebounds per game and 22 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 20th with 14.3 per game. The Pacers allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.4 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. The Pacers force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Wizards have an offensive rating of 107.3 and a defensive rating of 108.8. In terms of pace they average 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 25% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Pacers rating on offense is 105.2 and they have a defensive rating of 106.9. They get 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 13 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 11-14-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 17-8-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 12-16-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 14-14-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/17/16 F Jason Smith Hamstring injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. LA Clippers
12/17/16 F Kelly Oubre Concussion expected to miss Sunday vs. LA Clippers
12/09/16 C Ian Mahinmi Knee out indefinitely
11/25/16 F Danuel House Wrist out indefinitely
Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/18/16 G Monta Ellis Groin "?" Monday vs. Washington
12/18/16 PG Rodney Stuckey Hamstring doubtful Monday vs. Washington
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana
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