Indiana Pacers vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 3/6/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Washington Wizards
Date: Sunday, March 6, 2022
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
The Washington Wizards (28-34) will compete against the Indiana Pacers (22-43) at Capital One Arena on Sunday.
The Pacers stepped onto the hardwood against the Pistons and went home with a loss by a final score of 111-106 in their last game. Indiana ended the game having earned a 39.0% FG percentage (39 of 100) and made 10 of their 40 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Pacers converted 18 of 28 shots for a rate of 64.3%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they compiled 55 with 21 of them being offensive. They also recorded 24 assists in this matchup while forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In relation to defense, Indiana allowed their opponent to shoot 44.7% from the floor on 42 out of 94 shooting. Detroit totaled 52 dimes and had 28 steals in the matchup. In addition, Detroit snagged 33 rebounds (19 offensive, 14 defensive) and had 9 blocks. Detroit finished the game shooting 66.7% from the free throw line by knocking down 12 of their 18 shots. They also made 15 out of their 30 tries from three-point range. Concerning personal fouls, the Pacers walked away with 16 while the Pistons recorded 13 personal fouls.
Malcolm Brogdon is a player who was important for the contest. Brogdon went 39.1% from the floor and also dished out 4 assists. He played 36 mins played and collected 5 rebounds. He finished with 26 points on 9 out of 23 shooting.
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Indiana will enter this game with a mark of 22-43 for the campaign. They average 109.9 points per contest (15th in the NBA) while hitting 45.8% from the floor. The Pacers are connecting on 33.8% on shots from downtown (774 of 2,293) and 75.7% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Indiana is collecting 44.9 boards per game and has tallied 1,597 dimes on the campaign, which is 9th in basketball in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 14.5 times per contest and as a team are committing 20.3 fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Pacers are able to force 13.1 turnovers every game while drawing 19.6 fouls. They are conceding 36.1% on 3-pointers and they are 23rd in the league in points per game allowed (112.3). The Pacers defense is giving up a FG percentage of 47.2% (2,696 of 5,716) and they surrender 43.4 rebounds per game as a unit. They rank 14th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,540 surrendered for the season.
The last time they took the court, the Wizards took a defeat with a final score of 117-114 when they played the Hawks. When talking about how they attacked the glass, Washington allowed Atlanta to get 26 overall (13 on the offensive side). They finished shooting 36.1% from three-point range by shooting 13 out of 36 and ended up shooting 28 out of 34 from the free throw line (82.4%). The Wizards allowed the Hawks to convert 38 of their 91 tries from the field which had them shooting 41.8% in this matchup. In all, the Wizards shot 46 for 85 from the floor which gave them a rate of 54.1%. Concerning shots from downtown, Washington knocked down 14 out of their 29 attempts (48.3%). They were able to make 8 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 88.9%. The Hawks committed 4 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Wizards to the free throw line for 9 shots. They coughed up the ball 14 times, while earning 2 steals for this contest. The Wizards were able to pull down 34 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 41 in this game.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ended up being a major contributor for the Wizards in this matchup. Caldwell-Pope recorded 28 points in his 30 minutes on the court and accounted for 5 dimes in the game. He converted 10 of 12 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 83.3%, and had 5 rebounds.
Washington has a win-loss mark of 28-34 for the year. As an offensive unit, the Wizards are shooting 46.7% from the field, which has them ranked 8th in the league. Washington has totaled 6,678 points for the campaign (107.7 per contest) and they grab 43.6 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 24.4 times per game (13th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 13.4 times per contest. The Wizards commit 19.2 fouls per contest and they shoot 78.2% from the free throw line.
The Wizards defensively are ranked 17th in the league in PPG given up with 110.5. They are forcing 11.9 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.7% from the field (16th in the league). The Washington defense surrenders 35.1% on shots from distance (669 of 1,908) and their opposition knocks down 79.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 23.2 dimes and 44.8 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 6th and 19th in the league.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington
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