Washington Wizards at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/10/2018
Monday, December 10, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Washington Wizards travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Monday, December 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 6.5 point favorites.
The Wizards head into this matchup with a mark of 11-15. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -4.7 as they average 112.0 points per contest while giving up 116.7 per game. The Pacers have an overall record of 16-10 this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They average 106.0 points per game and surrender 101.5, good for a point differential of 4.6.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 10-15-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 16-10-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 12-13-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 10-16-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
11/06/18 SF Sam Dekker Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/03/18 G Victor Oladipo Knee is out indefinitely
Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 22.6 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. John Wall averages 20.4 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.3 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Bojan Bogdanovic averages 16.4 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Domantas Sabonis averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.0 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 112.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 41.0 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.5 per game. The Wizards allow 116.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.5 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 25.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 25th in the league with 106.0 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 4.6. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 43.1 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 24.5. The Pacers are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Pacers surrender 101.5 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 23.2 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game.
The Wizards are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.5, and their defensive rating of 114.1 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Washington is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league.
Indiana is 7th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 20th in the league. The Pacers are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.4, and their defensive rating of 103.7 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana -6.5
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