Washington Wizards vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 12/6/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Monday, December 6, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: NBC Sports Washington Plus
The Washington Wizards (14-9) are headed to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Monday where they will take on the Indiana Pacers (9-16).
The Wizards took the court against the Cavaliers and went home with a loss by a final score of 116-101 in their last game. Washington finished the game with a 46.3% FG percentage (38 out of 82) and buried 10 of 31 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Wizards made 15 of 19 shots for a rate of 78.9%. Regarding rebounding, they collected a total of 33 with 3 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 21 dimes in this game in addition to forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and getting 5 steals. Regarding defense, Washington allowed the other team to go 47.2% from the field on 42 of 89 shooting. Cleveland totaled 54 assists and had 30 steals in the game. On top of that, Cleveland collected 39 rebounds (15 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 4 rejections. Cleveland walked away from this one shooting 76.0% from the charity stripe by converting 19 of 25 tries. They buried 13 of 30 tries from 3-point range. When talking about personal fouls, the Wizards ended up finishing with 22 while the Cavaliers had 14 personal fouls.
Raul Neto is someone who came through for the game. He left the arena with 13 points on 6 of 9 shooting. He played for 22 mins and grabbed 2 rebounds. Neto ended up shooting 66.7% from the floor and also dished out 4 assists.
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Washington comes into this matchup with a record of 14-9 for the season. They average 106.0 points per game (20th in the NBA) while shooting 46.1% from the field. The Wizards are shooting 32.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (237 of 736) and 78.2% from the free throw line. As a team, Washington is pulling in 46.0 rebounds per game and has accounted for 546 assists this season, which ranks 16th in basketball in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 14.1 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 18.5 fouls every game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Wizards are able to force 11.8 turnovers every game and they draw 19.6 fouls. They are ranked 10th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 522 conceded this season. The Wizards defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 44.0% (910 of 2,069) and they relinquish 45.0 boards per contest as a basketball team. They give up 33.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 12th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (106.2).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Pacers took a defeat with a final score of 113-104 against the Heat. The Pacers were able to snag 27 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 39 for this contest. They turned it over 12 times, while getting 7 steals in this game. The Heat committed 13 fouls for this contest which took the Pacers to the charity stripe for 33 attempts. They were able to knock down 25 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 75.8%. In regard to shooting from downtown, Indiana buried 9 of their 36 attempts (25.0%). Overall, the Pacers shot 35 for 80 from the field which had them shooting 43.8%. The Pacers allowed the Heat to convert 43 out of 81 attempts from the field which had them shooting 53.1% in this matchup. They finished shooting 47.1% from 3-point land by connecting on 16 of 34 and ended up shooting 11 of 13 at the charity stripe (84.6%). In regard to attacking the glass, Indiana permitted Miami to get 29 overall (9 offensive).
Caris LeVert ended up being important for the Pacers in the matchup. LeVert earned 27 points in his 37 mins on the court and tallied 3 assists in this contest. He made 8 of 16 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and tallied 2 rebounds.
Indiana has a win-loss record of 9-16 on the campaign. As an offense, the Pacers are shooting 45.6% from the field, which is ranked 14th in the NBA. Indiana has accounted for 2,682 pts on the season (107.3 per contest) and they pull in 45.9 boards per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 23.6 times per contest (13th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.4 times per game. The Pacers are committing 20.4 fouls per game and they go 76.8% from the free throw line.
The Pacers on defense are ranked 16th in the league in points given up per game with 106.6. They are forcing their opponents into 13.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 45.1% from the field (17th in the NBA). The Indiana defense gives up 35.6% on three-point shots (276 of 775) and opponents are making 77.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 22.0 dimes and 43.7 rebounds per contest, ranking them 6th and 10th in the league.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington
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