Indiana Pacers at Washington Wizards NBA Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/15/14 Game Six
Indiana Pacers (56-26) at Washington Wizards (44-38)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards -4.5 -- Over/Under: 180.5 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Wizards will look to extend their series with the Indiana Pacers to a game seven on Thursday night.
The Pacers weren’t able to close the deal on their home court during game five, losing 102-79. The Pacers are 0-4 SU in the playoffs when allowing more than 100 points. It was pretty much the old Pacers team that we’ve seen over the last couple of months, as they shot just 39 percent from the field and made less than 60 percent of their free throws. In this series, the Pacers are averaging 88.2 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 88.2 points on 43.2 percent shooting. The Pacers must get more out of Lance Stephenson, who is shooting only 33.3 percent in this series and has been held to single digits in three straight games. The Pacers now go on the road where they average 94.4 points and allow 95.5 points. The Indiana Pacers are 44-49-1 ATS overall and 21-25 ATS on the road.
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In the game five win, the Wizards shot 50 percent from the field and finally got a good shooting performance from John Wall, as the point guard scored 27 points. The Wizards are 4-0 SU in the playoffs when scoring more than 100 points. The Wizards would still like to improve their three-point shooting, as they’re knocking down just 33.7 percent of their shots. Bradley Beal has been the only consistent long range shooter with his 40 percent shooting from beyond the arc. Marcin Gortat is shooting 57.7 percent from the field in this series and provided 31 points in the game five win. The Wizards are going home where they average 99.2 points and allow 97.8 points. The Washington Wizards are 50-41-1 ATS overall and 18-26-1 ATS on the road.
The Pacers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 16-37-1 ATS in their last 54 games overall. The Wizards are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 1 days rest and 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The underdog is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Wizards have outplayed the Pacers in back-to-back games and should really be the team that's up in this series. With that said, this series is going to go seven games, and the Wizards will do just enough to cover the small chalk.