The Indiana Pacers and Washington Wizards both thought they could compete for the Eastern Conference title this season. However, each team’s best player has since been lost for the season so those hopes are gone. Bet on Wednesday’s national TV game in D.C. at our online sportsbook.
Pacers at Wizards NBA Lines & Expert Pick
After the loss last night, Coach McMillan emphasized that the team will need time to find a new rhythm with new players and roles.#Pacers vs. Warriors recap from @KatieHargitt 📹 pic.twitter.com/SqSjYzI5jk— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) 29 de enero de 2019
- When: Wednesday, 8 PM ET
- Where: Capital One Arena
- TV: ESPN
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- Radio: TuneIn
- NBA Lines: Indiana Pacers -1 (Total 218.5)
Indiana won its first two matchups against Washington this season at home. The Pacers have lost three of their last four road games at Washington. The last meeting was Dec. 23 and Indiana prevailed 105-89. Myles Turner had 18 points and a career-high 17 rebounds/ The Wizards were coming off a triple-overtime win over Phoenix in Washington the previous night. They shot a season-low 36.8 percent. Markieff Morris led the Wizards with 16 points off the bench. The Wizards finished with 22 turnovers.
Why Bet on Indiana?
Victor Oladipo underwent season-ending surgery for the ruptured quad tendon in his right knee on Monday. The Pacers announced that Oladipo is expected to make a full recovery, but did not provide a timetable. His season will conclude with final averages of 18.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 1.7 steals, 2.1 triples and 2.3 turnovers on 42.3% shooting. Just a terrible loss for the Pacers.
The Pacers were slaughtered at home by the rampaging Warriors on Monday 132-100. Steph Curry made his first eight shots and his first six 3-pointers, including a demoralizing 27-foot buzzer-beater that gave the Warriors a 69-48 halftime lead. The Warriors had 39 assists on the final leg of a five-game road trip without Draymond Green, who rested, and against the league’s No. 1 scoring defense.
Myles Turner notched 16 points on 7-of-12 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line in the loss. He led the Pacers in points and was second in shot attempts, something that should happen quite often with Oladipo out for the season. Turner topped off his line with six rebounds, one assist, two steals, and two blocks.
Aaron Holiday scored 12 points with four assists, two rebounds, and four triples in 22 minutes vs. the Warriors on Monday. The Pacer started Edmond Sumner in place of Tyreke Evans (back), but he didn’t help himself with a 1-of-10 shooting line in 28 minutes.
Evans has been ruled out of Wednesday’s game vs. the Wizards so Sumner likely starts again despite the horrible game Monday. Pacers head coach Nate McMillan said Sumner could get a handful of minutes in certain matchups going forward. “There’ll be some nights that we may look to go to him off the bench,” McMillan said. “There are some nights where we can look at going with Ed off the bench instead of Aaron [Holiday] because it does give us more length.” Sumner has been impressive in the G-League this year.
- Total Score: 108.67
- Field Goal Percentage: 47.75
- Three-Point Percentage: 37.35
- Free Throw Percentage: 75.41
- Total Rebounds: 43.73
- Total Score: 103.82
- Field Goal Percentage: 44.67
- Three-Point Percentage: 36.03
- Free Throw Percentage: 76.59
- Total Rebounds: 42.80
Why Bet on Washington?
The disadvantage for Washington in that it was in Cleveland on Tuesday, although the Cavs are awful. Still, having to travel back overnight doesn’t help matters. Dwight Howard (back) will remain on the sidelines through the All-Star break. D12 was originally given a 2-3 month timetable, and Wednesday will mark the completion of the second month. Thomas Bryant will continue to start in his absence.
Washington currently averages 112.8 points per game, the most points per game average since the 1978-79 season (114.9). The Wizards have scored 65 points in a half 12 times this season (first half: eight/ second half: four). Last season, the Wizards totaled 12 games of 65 points in a half (first half: six/ second half: six). Washington has scored 120+ pts in 12 games this season (9-3) and 110+ pts in 29 games (16-13). Washington has scored 130+ points in five games this season, the most 130+ point games in a season since 1989-90 (5).
In the past seven games, Bradley Beal is averaging 26.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 6.7 assists on 43.3% shooting from the floor and 40.4% from three-point territory. Beal is one of five players to average 25+ points on 40.0% or better shooting from the field and three-point territory in that time span. Each month of this season, Beal has improved his points per game and assists numbers and is averaging his highest 3PT % of the season in January (40.0%). Beal has totaled 40 blocks this season, the second most in the NBA for guards, and is one of four EC guards to have totaled 225 rebounds thus far.
Washington has outrebounded an opponent in 11 games this season, posting an 11-0 record. Since the 2016-17 season, when Washington ties or outrebounds an opponent, they have a 72.7 % winning percentage (72-27).
- Total Score: 112.84
- Field Goal Percentage: 46.42
- Three-Point Percentage: 34.40
- Free Throw Percentage: 75.84
- Total Rebounds: 40.76
- Total Score: 115.86
- Field Goal Percentage: 47.54
- Three-Point Percentage: 36.94
- Free Throw Percentage: 77.84
- Total Rebounds: 47.92
Pacers at Wizards NBA Betting Trends
- Favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings
- Over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Washington
- Road team is 23-8 ATS in the last 31 meetings
- Indiana is 4-9 ATS in the last 13 games
- Indiana is 18-7 SU in the last 25 games
- The total went OVER in 11 of Indiana’s last 15 games
- Washington is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 games at home
- Washington is 6-2 SU in the last 8 games at home
- The total went OVER in 11 of Washington’s last 16 games when playing Indiana