Indiana Pacers vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 3/29/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Washington Wizards
Date: Monday, March 29, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (-1)
The Washington Wizards (16-28) host the Indiana Pacers (21-23) at Capital One Arena on Monday. Indiana opens this contest as 1-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 236.5.
The Indiana Pacers faced off with the Dallas Mavericks and took home the win by a score of 109-94 in their last game. Indiana finished the contest having earned a 43.7% field goal percentage (38 out of 87) and buried 20 of 47 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Pacers made 13 of their 18 attempts for a rate of 72.2%. In relation to hauling in rebounds, they earned 49 with 13 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 26 assists in this matchup while forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and getting 9 steals. Pertaining to the defense, Indiana let their opponent shoot 41.1% from the floor on 39 out of 95 shooting. Dallas doled out 17 dimes and had 4 steals for the game. Furthermore, Dallas totaled 51 boards (15 offensive, 36 defensive) and got 10 blocks. Dallas shot 57.1% from the free throw line by converting 8 of 14 tries. They converted 8 of their 35 attempts from 3-point range.
Domantas Sabonis is someone who was a major factor in this game. He scored 22 points on 6 out of 11 shooting. He played 34:10 minutes played and grabbed 15 boards. Sabonis finished the game at 54.5% from the floor and dished out 5 assists. One more player that had an impact in the matchup for the Pacers was Malcolm Brogdon. He collected 6 rebounds in his 28:50 minutes on the hardwood. He went 53.8% from the field for the matchup by going 7-of-13 (22 points). When the game finished, Brogdon earned 1 assist.
Indiana comes into this matchup with a mark of 21-23 for the year. They are turning it over 13.7 times per game and as a squad they are committing 20.1 fouls per contest. As a team, Indiana is pulling in 41.8 rebounds per game and has totaled 1,178 dimes on the campaign, which is 9th in basketball in terms of passing. The Pacers are hitting 36.4% from downtown (553 of 1,519) and 78.7% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 113.0 points per game (12th in the NBA) while hitting 47.1% from the floor. On defense, the Pacers are forcing 15.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.6 fouls. They rank 20th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,137 surrendered so far this season. The Pacers defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 46.9% (678 of 819) and they surrender 45.1 boards per contest as a unit. They concede 37.9% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 21st in the NBA in points per game allowed (112.8).
When they last stepped on the court, the Washington Wizards went home victorious with a score of 106-92 when they faced the Detroit Pistons. The Wizards earned 41 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 48 in the game. They turned it over 18 times, while recording 7 steals for the contest. The Pistons had 18 fouls in the matchup which got the Wizards to the charity stripe for a total of 9 tries. They were able to convert 9 of the free throw tries for a rate of 100.0%. In the matter of three-point attempts, Washington converted 9 out of 21 tries (42.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Wizards shot 44 out of 91 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 48.4%. The Wizards permitted the Pistons to knock down 33 of their 85 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 38.8% for the contest. They finished shooting 34.5% from 3-point land by connecting on 10 out of 29 and walked away from this one shooting 16 out of 19 from the free throw line (84.2%). In relation to how they attacked the glass, Washington allowed Detroit to snag 43 overall (7 offensive).
Russell Westbrook ended up being a factor for the Wizards for the game. He made 8 out of 20 for this contest for a rate of 40.0%, and tallied 19 rebounds. Westbrook had 19 points in his 34:56 mins on the court and had 10 dimes for the matchup. Someone else that played a role for Washington was Bradley Beal. He ended up walking away with 6 assists in 20:52 mins on the court, and he put in 6 of 11 from the floor. Beal wrapped this one up going 54.5% from the field and also earning 17 points and 3 total rebounds.
Washington has a mark of 16-28 this season. Washington has tallied 5,033 pts for the season (114.4 per contest) and they grab 43.7 boards per game. The Wizards commit 22.3 fouls every game and they shoot 76.5% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Wizards are connecting on 46.5% from the field, which ranks them 15th in basketball. They are assisting teammates 24.9 times per contest (15th in the league) and they cough up possession 14.5 times per contest. The Wizards on the defensive side of the court are 30th in basketball in PPG given up with 119.3. The Washington defense allows 38.2% on shots from beyond the arc (576 of 1,506) and their opponents are making 77.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 24.0 dimes and 47.1 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 12th and 26th in the NBA. They are able to force 15.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.3% from the floor (24th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Indiana (-1)
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