Washington Wizards at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/23/2018
Sunday, December 23, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Washington Wizards head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, December 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 3.5 point favorites.
The Wizards head into this matchup with a mark of 12-20. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -4.7 as they average 112.9 points per contest while giving up 117.6 per game. The Pacers have an overall record of 21-12 this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They average 106.2 points per game and surrender 101.0, good for a point differential of 5.2.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 11-20-1 against the spread this season
The Washington Wizards are 20-12-0 against the over/under this year
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 17-15-1 against the spread this season
The Indiana Pacers are 11-22-0 against the over/under this year
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/22/18 PG John Wall Illness is probable Saturday vs Phoenix
12/22/18 F Markieff Morris Illness is probable Saturday vs Phoenix
12/21/18 SF Otto Porter Jr. Knee is downgraded to out Saturday vs Phoenix
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/21/18 G Tyreke Evans Knee is questionable Sunday vs Washington
John Wall comes into this game averaging 21.2 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 8.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 69%. Bradley Beal averages 23.5 points per contest in 36.2 minutes per game. He averages 4.5 assists per game and 4.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Victor Oladipo scores 20.6 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.4 rebounds per contest and has 5.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Bojan Bogdanovic averages 16.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.8 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 112.9 points per contest, which is 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 40.2 boards per contest and 24.8 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 22nd with 13.4 per game. The Wizards allow 117.6 points per contest, which is 29th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 27th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 48.1 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they allow 25.6 assists per game which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 25th in the NBA with 106.2 points per contest this season. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 5.15. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 4th in the league. They are 22nd in the NBA in rebounding with 43.8 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 24.9. The Pacers are 14th in turnovers per contest with 14.4. The Pacers give up 101.0 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 1st and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 22.8 dimes allowed per game and 4th with 42.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Pacers are 24th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per contest this year.
The Wizards are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.1, and their defensive rating of 114.7 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Washington is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league.
Indiana is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 30th in the NBA. The Pacers are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 103.5, and their offensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 2nd. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 16th 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.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington +3.5
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