Washington Wizards vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 5/8/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
The Washington Wizards (31-36) go to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday where they'll meet the Indiana Pacers (31-35).
The Washington Wizards faced off with the Toronto Raptors and earned the victory with a final of 131-129 in their last contest. Washington walked away from the contest having earned a 43.6% FG percentage (41 of 94) and converted 13 out of their 30 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Wizards buried 36 of 43 attempts for a percentage of 83.7%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they collected 47 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 29 assists in this contest while forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and earning 4 steals. Concerning defense, Washington let their opponent shoot 44.8% from the field on 47 out of 105 shooting. Toronto recorded 23 dimes and had 9 steals in this matchup. Additionally, Toronto totaled 50 rebounds (18 offensive, 32 defensive) and added 6 blocks. Toronto finished the contest at 77.8% at the charity stripe by making 21 of their 27 tries. They also converted 14 out of their 38 attempts from beyond the arc.
Bradley Beal is one guy who was a major factor in this game. He recorded 28 points on 11 out of 22 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 44:44 minutes played and also collected 5 rebounds. Beal went 50.0% from the floor and distributed 5 assists. Another guy that was a major contributor in the game for the Wizards was Raul Neto. He collected 2 rebounds in 38:34 minutes on the basketball court. He finished the contest at 63.6% from the field for the matchup by going 7-of-11 (25 points). When all was said and done, Neto earned 3 assists.
Washington will enter this matchup with a mark of 31-36 this year. They lose possession via turnover 14.6 times per contest and as a unit are committing 21.7 fouls every game. As a unit, Washington is grabbing 44.9 rebounds per contest and has tallied 1,707 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 11th in the league in terms of passing. The Wizards are shooting 35.2% on three-point attempts (684 of 1,945) and 76.4% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 116.3 pts per game (4th in the league) while connecting on 47.5% from the floor. On defense, the Wizards are forcing 14.7 turnovers every game and they draw 22.2 personal fouls. The Wizards defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 47.1% (987 of 1,488) and they surrender 45.9 boards per contest as a team. They are ranked 13th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,635 conceded so far this season. They surrender 37.5% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 30th in the league in opponents PPG (118.5).
In their last game, the Indiana Pacers got the victory with a final of 133-126 when they faced the Atlanta Hawks. The Pacers were able to snag 32 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 36 in this contest. They also turned the ball over 15 times, while getting 11 steals in the game. The Hawks committed 17 fouls in the game which got the Pacers to the charity stripe for 19 attempts. They were able to convert 17 of the free throw tries for a clip of 89.5%. In terms of 3-pointers, Indiana converted 8 out of 20 attempts (40.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Pacers walked away from this one shooting 54 for 87 from the field which had them shooting 62.1%. The Pacers allowed the Hawks to knock down 48 out of their 94 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 51.1% in the game. They finished shooting 40.5% from three-point range by going 15 of 37 and ended up shooting 15 out of 18 at the free throw line (83.3%). Concerning rebounding, Indiana permitted Atlanta to get 34 in total (10 offensive).
Caris LeVert ended up having an impact for the Pacers for the matchup. He knocked down 12 out of 20 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and accumulated 3 rebounds. LeVert scored 31 points in his 40:47 minutes of playing time and added 12 dimes in this game. Another guy that was important for Indiana was Domantas Sabonis. He walked away with 9 assists in 41:17 mins on the hardwood, and he shot 12 out of 14 from the floor. Sabonis finished going 85.7% from the floor and also totaling 30 points and 8 boards.
Indiana has a mark of 31-35 on the campaign. The Pacers are responsible for committing 20.1 personal fouls per game and they go 79.1% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 27.0 times per contest (2nd in the league) and they cough up possession 13.7 times per contest. Indiana has totaled 7,583 pts for the season (114.9 per contest) and they collect 42.5 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Pacers are shooting 47.3% from the floor, which ranks 11th in the NBA. The Pacers defensively are ranked 25th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 115.1. The Indiana defense allows 36.9% on shots from 3-point land (764 of 2,071) and their opponents are converting on 78.1% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 26.2 assists and 46.7 rebounds every game, which is 28th and 25th in basketball. They are able to force 15.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.0% from the floor (20th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington
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