Indiana Pacers at Washington Wizards Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 2/23/2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Capital One Arena
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Wizards on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 1 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 38-20. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 5.2 as they average 108.1 points per contest while giving up 102.9 per game. The Wizards have an overall record of 24-34 this season. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They average 113.9 points per game and surrender 116.9, good for a point differential of -3.0.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 29-28-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 23-35-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 24-32-2 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 36-22-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/22/19 G Tyreke Evans Ankle is questionable Friday vs New Orleans
02/21/19 F Myles Turner Hip is questionable Friday vs New Orleans
01/24/19 G Victor Oladipo Knee is out for season
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/28/18 PG John Wall Heel is out for season
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
02/21/19 G Tomas Satoransky Personal is upgraded to probable Friday vs Charlotte
Bojan Bogdanovic comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Domantas Sabonis averages 14.1 points per game in 24.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 9.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Bradley Beal averages 25.1 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Trevor Ariza averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 108.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 26.1 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 13.9 per game. The Pacers allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 24.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 8th in the league with 113.9 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -3.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 40.9 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 26.6. The Wizards are 16th in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Wizards surrender 116.9 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 26.0 assists allowed per contest and 28th with 47.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.7 per game.
The Pacers are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 104.6 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Indiana is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
Washington is 16th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Wizards are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 113.4, and their offensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 27th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington -1
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