Washington Wizards at Indiana Pacers NBA Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/13/14 Game Five
Washington Wizards (44-38) at Indiana Pacers (56-26)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -5 -- Over/Under: 181 See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Pacers will look to end their series against the Washington Wizards with a Tuesday win in game five.
The Wizards blew a massive lead in game four and allowed the Pacers to outscore them 33-17 in the third quarter to ultimately lose, 95-92. The Wizards are now 5-8 SU in their last 13 games when failing to score 100 or more points. In the Wizards last five games, they’re averaging 82.8 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 86.2 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Offensively, John Wall has really let the Wizards down in this series by shooting just 31.4 percent from the field and 9.1 percent from beyond the arc. Bradley Beal, however, continues to carry the Wizards with 40 percent shooting from downtown, and he’s scored no less than 16 points in this series. The Wizards must now win on the road where they average 100 points and shoot an impressive 39.5 percent from three. The Washington Wizards are 49-41-1 ATS overall and 31-15 ATS on the road.
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Despite turning the ball over 18 times, the Pacers were able to rally and put a chokehold on this series in game four. Paul George continues to play at a high level, as he scored 39 points. In the Pacers last five games, they’re averaging 90.8 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 83.8 points on 39 percent shooting. The Pacers are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games when allowing less than 100 points. It may be safe to say Roy Hibbert is back considering he’s shooting 61.1 percent and averaging 14.8 points in this series. However, the Pacers bench is averaging just 15.2 points in their last five games and scored just two points in their game four win. At home, the Pacers are shooting 46 percent and averaging 98 points. The Indiana Pacers are 44-48-1 ATS overall and 23-23-1 ATS at home.
The Wizards are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest and 26-10 ATS in their last 36 road games. The Pacers are 16-36-1 ATS in their last 53 games overall and 4-13 ATS in their last 17 home games. The Wizards are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Indiana.
The underdog is 5-0 in the last five meetings between these two teams, and neither has been playing well enough to trust with any chalk. That's why I'm forced to pick the Wizards to at least keep this game close.