Thursday, February 16, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Washington Wizards travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Thursday, February 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 1 point favorites.
The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 33-21. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.6 as they are averaging 108.0 points per game while giving up 105.4 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 29-26. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.7 points per game and surrendering 106.2, good for a point differential of -0.5.
John Wall comes into this contest averaging 22.9 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Bradley Beal averages 22.3 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
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Paul George averages 22.6 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Jeff Teague averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 8.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Washington averages 108 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.61 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.4 per game. The Wizards allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Indiana averages 105.7 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.55 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 41.3 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 16th with 13.9 per game. The Pacers allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Pacers force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Wizards have an offensive rating of 110.4 and a defensive rating of 107.8. In terms of pace they average 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions and they force 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Pacers rating on offense is 107.9 and they have a defensive rating of 108.4. They get 97 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 12.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 31-23-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 33-20-1 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 25-30-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 30-25-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
11/25/16 F Danuel House Wrist out indefinitely
02/15/17 PG Trey Burke Elbow probable Thursday vs. Indiana
Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/14/17 F Lavoy Allen Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Cleveland
02/14/17 F Thaddeus Young Wrist "?" Wednesday vs. Cleveland
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana +1
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