Indiana Pacers vs Washington Wizards Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/3/2020
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Washington Wizards
Date: Monday, August 3, 2020
Location: Visa Athletic Center in Orlando, Florida
TV: NBC Sports Indiana
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana -7.5
Visa Athletic Center is the site where Troy Brown Jr. and the Washington Wizards (24-41, 3rd in the Southeast Division) will play the Indiana Pacers (40-26, 2nd in the Central Division) on Monday. Indiana opens this matchup as 7.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 227.5.
The Pacers cover the spread 55.6% of the time, having gone 35-28-3 ATS. Washington is covering 50.8% of the time, going 32-31-2 against the spread.
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
08/01/20 SG Malcolm Brogdon Neck is questionable Monday vs Washington
07/24/20 PF Domantas Sabonis Foot is out indefinitely
02/24/20 SG Jeremy Lamb ACL is out for season
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
10/18/19 PG John Wall Achilles is out for season
08/02/20 SG Garrison Mathews Personal is questionable Monday vs Indiana
07/07/20 SG Bradley Beal Rotator Cuff is out for season
06/28/20 PF Davis Bertans Personal is out for season
T.J. Warren averages 19.2 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Malcolm Brogdon comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 90%.
Shabazz Napier averages 10.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 24.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Troy Brown Jr. averages 9.8 points per game while playing 24.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allow 107.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league. Indiana averages 109.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 42.7 rebounds per game and 26.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 26th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards surrender 119.7 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.3 assists allowed per contest, and 24th with 46.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per game. Washington is 6th in the league with 115.6 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -4.2. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 41.6 boards per game and 12th in assists per contest with 25.2. The Wizards are 22nd in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The Pacers are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.5, and their defensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. Indiana is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league.
Washington is 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Wizards are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 115.8, and their offensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 30th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 102.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 21st. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana -7.5
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