Washington Wizards at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 2/5/2018
Monday, February 5, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Washington Wizards head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers on Monday, February 5, 2018. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 30-22. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.9 as they are averaging 107.4 points per game while giving up 105.5 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 30-24. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 106.8 points per game and surrendering 105.5, good for a point differential of 1.3.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 24-28-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 22-28-2 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 29-25-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 22-30-2 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
02/03/18 F Mike Scott Flu is "?" Monday vs Indiana
01/31/18 PG John Wall Knee is OUT 6-8 weeks
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Otto Porter comes into this game averaging 14 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Bradley Beal averages 23.8 points per contest in 36.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 4 assists per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest for Washington. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Bojan Bogdanovic has scored 13.3 points per contest while playing 30.3 minutes per game this season for the Pacers. He hauls in 3.2 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Victor Oladipo averages 24 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.2 rebounds per game and 4.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 107.4 points per contest this year, which is 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.96 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 42.8 boards per contest and 23.9 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 18th with 14.3 per game. The Wizards allow 105.5 points per contest which is 13th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 3rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they allow 21.8 assists per game which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 10th in the NBA with 106.8 points per contest this season. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.22. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 5th in the league. They are 23rd in the NBA in rebounding with 41.4 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 22.5. The Pacers are 27th in turnovers per contest with 13.3. The Pacers give up 105.5 points per game, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 22nd and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 23.1 dimes allowed per game and 16th with 42.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Pacers are 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per contest this year.
The Wizards are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 10th. 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 22nd in the league. Washington is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league.
Indiana is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 7th in the NBA. The Pacers are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 109.1, and their offensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 12th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% 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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