Pacers vs. Wizards Prediction
Can the Indiana Pacers get themselves on track when they go on the road to face the Washington Wizards tonight at 8PM ET?
563 Indiana Pacers vs. 564 Washington Wizards
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
8PM ET – Capital One Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Pacers are the slight favorite, as they are getting odds of -1 point against the Wizards. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 218.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 63 percent going on Washington at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Pacers struggling without Oladipo
Indiana has lost its first two games without Victor Oladipo for the rest of the season. They are coming off a 132-100 loss to Golden State on Monday. The Pacers have failed to cover the spread in three straight. Indiana is 32-17 overall, 14-10 on the road, 25-24 against the spread and 26-23 with the under.
Statistically, the Pacers are the top defense in the NBA, allowing 103.8 points per game while limiting opponents to 44.7 percent shooting. Offensively, Indiana average 108.7 points per game while shooting 47.8 percent from the field. Along with Oladipo’s injury, backup guard Tyreke Evans is also out tonight due to a back injury. Bojan Bogdanovic is leading the team now with 16 points per game while Domantas Sabonis adds 14.7 points and 9.4 rebounds per contest.
Wizards upset by Cavs
Washington is coming off a 116-113 loss at Cleveland last night for its third loss in four games. The Wizards are now 21-29 on the season, 14-9 at home, 22-28 against the spread and 29-21 with the over.
The Wizards are one of the worst defensive teams in the league, allowing 115.9 points per game while opponents shoot 47.5 percent against them. Offensively, Washington is putting up 112.8 points per contest while shooting 46.4 percent from the field. Bradley Beal is leading the team with 24.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game while Trevor Ariza is adding 15.1 points and 6.0 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Pacers are 26-6 against the spread in their last 32 games following a double-digit loss at home, but just 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Eastern Conference games.
The Wizards are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 conference games.
Washington had a really poor showing last night, but the Wizards have been a pretty solid team at home. They are 15-8 against the spread and playing an Indiana team that is now without their best player. The Pacers weren’t much of an offensive team with Oladipo and scoring will be even tougher without him. Washington can put up some points at home and I think the Wizards bounce back tonight.
NBA Prediction: Washington Wizards +1