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(32-17) Indiana Pacers vs. Washington Wizards (21-28)
Date: Wednesday January 30th
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Pacers -3
NBA Betting Total: 217
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After a little bit of a rough stretch the Washington Wizards have adjusted to their injury woes and are now back in the playoff hunt as the 10th seed in the East. The Wizards return to the Capital One Arena on Tuesday after a three game road swing but they do so in a back-to-back situation after losing to Cleveland on Tuesday.
Indiana knows a thing or two about injuries as well as they’ve gone 0-2 since Victor Oladipo was lost for the season with a knee injury. The Pacers are coming off a 32 point home loss to Golden State on Monday but they’ve got the advantage of going up against a fatigued Wizards squad.
Oladipo is not the only Pacers player on the injury report as Tyreke Evans is listed as out Wednesday with a back injury. Losing Evans may not be as bad as it seems though as Indiana has ample talent to step up in the form of Darren Collison and Cory Joseph.
What the Pacers do need to do is find some scoring ahead of Wednesday night’s contest. In the two games without Oladipo the team has averaged just 101.5 ppg. Players such as Domantas Sabonis, who had just 6 points Monday vs. Golden State, need to step up vs. the tired Washington team.
Indiana is a risk on the road even though they are 14-10 away from Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Pacers lost 103-106 on Saturday to a Grizzlies team that had dropped 8 games prior. They also fell 108-135 in Boston two road games prior. That in itself raises a good point, Indiana has played just one away contest in their last seven games overall.
Some would say that Wednesday night’s game shouldn’t be a PK at all, and that the Pacers should be 5-6 point favorites as Washington plays on a B2B. After all, Indiana does boast the league’s top ranked defense in opponents ppg (103.8). The Wizards have a top 10 offense, but how will they perform with 0 days rest? .
Scott Brooks actually (usually) prepares his team well for the back-to-back as Washington has gone 6-2 in their last 8 on 0 days rest. Wednesday could be kind of unusual circumstances however as the Wizards are playing after a three game road swing.
With John Wall on the injured list likely for the year, Bradley Beal has had to pick up more of the offensive slack. Unfortunately he logged 35 minutes Monday trying to edge out Cleveland in a game the Wizards ultimately lost 113-116. If you can lose to the Cavs well rested, how are the Wizards going to perform vs. Indiana on a super fast turnaround?
The Pacers haven’t scored a lot lately, but Washington still boasts the NBA’s 28th or worse defense in points/game, opponents field goal percentage, and three point shooting against. Indiana is rested and obviously still has some talent as they are 3rd in the East so they can get to the Wizards defense.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Pacers are 1-5 ATS their last 6 road games
- Pacers are 4-9 ATS their last 13 overall
- Wizards are 7-1 ATS their last 8 home games
- Wizards are 10-3 ATS their last 13 overall
- Pacers are 9-2 ATS the last 11 meetings in Washington
Free Indiana Pacers vs. Washington Wizards NBA Prediction:
The big question is why is this game listed as a PK as the Wizards are coming off a horrible loss to the Cavs and playing in a B2B? Washington is pretty solid at home lately, but the Pacers have covered in 9 of 11 in Washington.
Indiana is a bit grumpy after getting blown out at home by Golden State and losing outright at Memphis as -5.5 favorites. Oladipo’s loss hurts, but he’s definitely not the whole team.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pacers -3
Sabonis, Thaddeus Young, or somebody steps up for a 30+ point night to lead the Pacers
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pacers 113 – Wizards 101
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