Washington Wizards vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 10/19/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Washington Wizards vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (-3)
The Washington Wizards are hitting the road to Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Wednesday where they will attempt to beat the Indiana Pacers. Indiana opens this matchup as 3-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 227.5.
The Wizards played the Hornets and ended up losing by a score of 124-108 in their last contest of last year. Washington finished the contest with a 44.7% FG percentage (42 out of 94) and made 8 of 23 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Wizards made 16 of 26 tries for a percentage of 61.5%. In terms of rebounding, they compiled 43 with 17 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 25 assists for this contest while forcing the other team into 17 turnovers and earning 12 steals. Concerning defending, Washington allowed the other team to shoot 53.9% from the floor on 48 out of 89 shooting. Charlotte earned 34 assists and had 6 steals for the game. Moreover, Charlotte snagged 48 boards (11 offensive, 37 defensive) and had 3 rejections. Charlotte finished the contest at 71.4% when shooting free throws by burying 10 of 14 shots. They made 18 of their 33 tries from beyond the arc. Concerning personal fouls, the Wizards finished with 16 while the Hornets accounted for 20 personal fouls.
Rui Hachimura is someone who was a major factor in the game. Hachimura shot 47.4% from the floor and also totaled 2 dimes. He played for 32 mins played and pulled down 4 rebounds. He walked away with 21 points on 9 out of 19 shooting.
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Washington enters this game after finishing with a win-loss mark of 35-47 last year. They averaged 108.6 points per game (22nd in the NBA) while going 47.2% from the field. The Wizards hit on 34.2% on three-point shots (860 of 2,512) and 78.3% from the free throw line. As a basketball team, Washington pulled down 43.1 rebounds per contest and had 2,052 dimes last year, which had them ranked 12th in the league in terms of passing. They lost possession by turning the ball over 13.1 times per game and as a unit committed 18.8 personal fouls per contest.
When they were on defense, the Wizards were able to force 11.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.9 personal fouls. They gave up 36.1% on 3-point attempts and they ranked 16th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (112.0). The Wizards defensively allowed an opponent shooting percentage of 46.4% (3,384 of 7,287) and they conceded 44.2 rebounds per game as a squad. They were 8th in the league in giving up assists with 1,941 surrendered last year.
When they last played in the 2021-22 season, the Pacers took a loss by a score of 134-126 against the Nets. The Pacers were able to pull down 19 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 30 in the game. They coughed up the ball 7 times, while getting 16 steals for the contest. The Nets committed 16 fouls in this game which took the Pacers to the free throw line for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to make 13 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 68.4%. In reference to 3-point attempts, Indiana buried 19 of their 46 attempts (41.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Pacers ended up shooting 47 for 104 from the field which had them sitting at 45.2%. The Pacers allowed the Nets to convert 52 out of 81 attempts from the field which left them shooting 64.2% in the game. They shot 36.4% from downtown via 8 of 22 and ended up shooting 22 of 25 at the free throw line (88.0%). Concerning how they cleaned up the glass, Indiana allowed Brooklyn to grab 50 overall (8 on the offensive side).
Oshae Brissett ended up being a major contributor for the Pacers for this game. Brissett earned 28 points in his 36 mins of playing time and had 3 dimes for this game. He converted 10 of 20 for this contest for a rate of 50.0%, and had 8 rebounds.
Indiana had a win-loss record of 25-57 last season. The Pacers committed 20.4 personal fouls per contest and they went 76.8% from the free throw line. They dished out assists 25.4 times per game (9th in the NBA) and they turned it over 14.4 times per contest. Indiana totaled 9,140 pts throughout last season (111.5 per contest) and they grabbed 43.9 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Pacers shot 46.3% from the field, which had them ranked 17th in the league.
The Indiana defense conceded 37.2% on 3-pointers (985 of 2,645) and their opponents converted on 79.7% of their free throw attempts. They surrendered 25.1 assists and 43.1 total rebounds per game, which ranked them 18th and 8th in those categories. The Pacers on defense were ranked 26th in the league in PPG surrendered with 114.9. They forced their opponents into 13.3 TO's per game and allowed teams to shoot 48.3% from the floor (30th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Indiana (+3)
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