Indiana Pacers vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 2/11/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Washington Wizards
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Capital One Arena is the location where the Washington Wizards will take on the Indiana Pacers on Saturday.
The Pacers faced the Heat and took a loss by a score of 116-111 in their last game. Indiana finished with a 48.7% FG percentage (38 out of 78) and converted 15 of their 33 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Pacers made 20 of their 28 attempts for a percentage of 71.4%. Regarding hauling in boards, they compiled 31 with 5 of them being offensive. They also distributed 24 assists for this game in addition to forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and getting 3 steals. With regard to the defense, Indiana allowed the other team to shoot 46.8% from the field on 37 out of 79 shooting. Miami earned 21 dimes and had 7 steals in this matchup. Furthermore, Miami totaled 48 boards (15 offensive, 33 defensive) and got 5 rejections. Miami walked away from this one shooting 92.3% from the free throw line by burying 36 of their 39 attempts. They made 6 out of their 19 tries from 3-point land. When talking about fouls, the Pacers ended up with 25 while the Heat totaled 22 fouls.
Buddy Hield is a player who had an impact for the contest. Hield finished the game shooting 55.6% from the field and totaled 2 assists. He saw the court for 37 minutes and pulled down 7 rebounds. He ended up walking away with 29 points on 10 of 18 shooting.
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Indiana steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 25-31 this season. They have an average of 114.6 pts per contest (13th in the NBA) while hitting 45.9% from the field. The Pacers are hitting 36.3% on 3-pointers (774 of 2,134) and 79.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, Indiana is grabbing 42.0 rebounds per contest and has earned 1,477 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 6th in the NBA in terms of passing. They turn it over 15.3 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 21.5 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Pacers are forcing 15.6 turnovers per game while drawing 20.1 fouls. They are relinquishing 37.1% from beyond the arc and they are 23rd in the league in points per game allowed (116.9). The Pacers defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 47.4% (2,347 of 4,954) and they surrender 45.7 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are ranked 28th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,474 surrendered so far this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Wizards took home the win by a final score of 118-104 when they faced the Hornets. The Wizards were able to corral 41 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 52 in this contest. They turned it over 16 times, while getting 4 steals for this game. The Hornets were called for 17 personal fouls for this game which took the Wizards to the charity stripe for 17 tries. They were able to convert 15 of them for a percentage of 88.2%. When discussing shots from 3-point land, Washington made 15 of their 37 attempts (40.5%). When all was said and done, the Wizards ended up going 44 out of 87 from the floor which had them at 50.6%. The Wizards allowed the Hornets to bury 39 of their 93 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 41.9% in the matchup. They finished 29.0% from three-point range by going 9 out of 31 and walked away from this one shooting 17 out of 21 from the free throw line (81.0%). When talking about how they cleaned up the glass, Washington allowed Charlotte to grab 40 overall (12 on the offensive side).
Kristaps Porzingis ended up being a factor for the Wizards in the matchup. Porzingis scored 36 points in his 35 mins on the court and accounted for 2 dimes for the game. He knocked down 13 out of 22 for this game for a field goal rate of 59.1%, and had 9 rebounds.
Washington has a record of 25-29 so far this season. As an offensive unit, the Wizards are shooting 48.0% from the field, which has them ranked 11th in basketball. Washington has accumulated 6,098 points for the campaign (112.9 per game) and they collect 44.2 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 25.1 times per contest (15th in the league) and they turn it over 13.9 times per game. The Wizards commit 19.4 fouls per game and they go 78.1% from the free throw line.
The Wizards defensively are ranked 14th in the league in PPG given up with 113.3. They are forcing their opponents into 12.2 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.4% from the field (6th in the NBA). The Washington defense allows 35.7% on 3-point shots (627 of 1,754) and opponents are knocking down 80.3% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 23.6 assists and 43.3 rebounds per contest, which ranks 6th and 13th in basketball.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Indiana
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