Indiana Pacers at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 3/4/2018
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Wizards on Sunday, March 4, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 4.5 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 35-27. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.5 as they are averaging 106.7 points per contest while giving up 105.2 per game. The Wizards have an overall mark of 36-27. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 107.1 points per contest and giving up 105.5, which is a point differential of 1.6.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 34-28-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 25-34-3 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 31-32-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 27-34-2 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/05/18 PG Darren Collison Knee is out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
01/31/18 PG John Wall Knee is OUT 6-8 weeks
Myles Turner averages 13.4 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Victor Oladipo comes into this contest averaging 24 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%.
Bradley Beal averages 23.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Otto Porter averages 15.1 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allow 105.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league. Indiana averages 106.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.53 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards surrender 105.5 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 21.7 assists allowed per contest, and 13th with 42.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15 per game this season. Washington is 11th in the league with 107.1 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.6. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 43 boards per game and 4th in assists per contest with 24.7. The Wizards are 15th in turnovers per game with 14.4.
The Pacers are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 108.5, and their offensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 16th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. Indiana is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA.
Washington is 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 20th in the league. The Wizards are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 108.2 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington -4.5
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