Washington Wizards vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 2/16/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Bankers Life Fieldhouse is the location where the Indiana Pacers (19-39) will attempt to defeat the Washington Wizards (26-30) on Wednesday.
The Wizards faced off with the Pistons and took home the win by a score of 103-94 in their last contest. Washington wrapped up the contest with a 47.1% FG percentage (40 of 85) and converted 9 out of their 29 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Wizards converted 14 of their 18 tries for a rate of 77.8%. Regarding getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 45 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 21 assists for this game in addition to forcing 3 turnovers and having 8 steals. In the matter of the defense, Washington allowed their opponent to shoot 37.6% from the floor on 32 out of 85 shooting. Detroit earned 44 assists and had 19 steals for the game. On top of that, Detroit snagged 31 rebounds (13 offensive, 18 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. Detroit ended up going 81.5% when shooting free throws by knocking down 22 of their 27 shots. They also buried 8 of 23 tries from distance. In relation to personal fouls, the Wizards left the arena with 16 while the Pistons accounted for 11 personal fouls.
Kyle Kuzma is a player who played a role in the game. He scored 23 points on 10 of 18 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 38 mins played and also totaled 7 rebounds. Kuzma shot 55.6% from the field and also totaled 2 assists.
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Washington enters this one with a record of 26-30 for the season. They average 106.9 points per contest (22nd in the league) while going 46.3% from the field. The Wizards are shooting 32.3% on shots from distance (560 of 1,734) and 78.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, Washington is pulling in 43.9 rebounds per game and has 1,342 dimes for the year, which is 22nd in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 13.2 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 18.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Wizards are forcing 11.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.3 personal fouls. They are surrendering 35.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 17th in basketball in PPG allowed (109.9). The Wizards are giving up a field goal percentage of 45.7% (2,273 of 4,976) and they concede 44.9 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are 4th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,294 relinquished so far this year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Pacers took a defeat with a final score of 129-120 when they faced the Timberwolves. The Pacers corralled 32 defensive boards and 22 offensive boards totaling 54 in this game. They turned the ball over 13 times, while recording 5 steals in this game. The Timberwolves committed 13 personal fouls for the game which took the Pacers to the charity stripe for a total of 22 attempts. They were able to knock down 17 of the free throws for a clip of 77.3%. In terms of shooting from downtown, Indiana buried 13 out of 45 attempts (28.9%). When the final whistle was blown, the Pacers went 45 for 102 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.1%. The Pacers allowed the Timberwolves to make 43 of 84 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 51.2% in this game. They finished shooting 52.9% from beyond the arc by hitting 18 of 34 and ended up going 25 of 28 from the free throw line (89.3%). When it comes to rebounding, Indiana allowed Minnesota to get 30 in all (8 on the offensive glass).
Tyrese Haliburton ended up being a factor for the Pacers in this game. Haliburton totaled 22 points in his 41 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 16 assists in this contest. He converted 7 of 14 in this matchup giving him a rate of 50.0%, and accounted for 5 rebounds.
Indiana has a mark of 19-39 for the season. The Pacers have committed 20.5 fouls every game and they shoot 76.9% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 24.3 times per game (14th in the NBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.4 times per game. Indiana has totaled 6,326 pts this year (109.1 per game) and they grab 44.7 boards per contest. As an offense, the Pacers are connecting on 45.5% from the floor, which is ranked 18th in the NBA.
The Pacers on the defensive side of the court are 23rd in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 111.7. They are forcing 13.1 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 47.2% from the field (26th in the NBA). The Indiana defense concedes 36.1% on three-point shots (655 of 1,816) and opponents are making 79.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 23.4 dimes and 43.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 10th and 7th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington
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