Indiana Pacers vs. Washington Wizards - 11/29/13
Washington Wizards (7-8) at Indiana Pacers (14-1)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 29, 2013 at 8:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -12 -- Over/Under: 186 See the Latest Odds
Can John Wall and the Washington Wizards stay hot against the Indiana Pacers tonight?
With five wins in their last six outings, the Wizards have suddenly turned over a new leaf thanks to the rapid development of John Wall who had three games of 30+ points followed by a game of 19 points, six assists and five steals against the Bucks on Wednesday. Martell Webster added 18 points and seven assists while Marcin Gortat led the team with 25 points on 11 of 12 shooting as the Wizards won in overtime by 100-92 to improve to 7-8 on the season and 3-6 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Pacers will be looking for a sixth straight win tonight after blowing past the Bobcats by 99-74 on Wednesday to improve to 14-1 on the season. The league's best defense held the Bobcats to 31 percent shooting, including the backcourt duo of Kemba Walker and Gerald Henderson to a combined six of 32 from the field. On the offensive end, the Pacers shot just 38.1 percent from the field and looked uneasy for most of the game until CJ Watson hit five three pointers in the fourth quarter to finish with a season-high 18 points.
In ATS trends, the Wizards are 5-1 ATS in their last six after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game and 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games against a team with a winning home record, while the Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall and 13-4 ATS in their last 17 home games.
Head to head, the Wizards are 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings overall but just 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Indiana.
It has been so refreshing to see the Wall lead the Wizards to some wins this season but with Bradley Beal still injured, the Wizards need another massive night from their leader in order to win again tonight. However, the Pacers have been the benchmark in defense this season and I'm pretty confident they have the goods to keep Wall quiet and the Wizards in check. The line is a bit too high for my liking, but I'm taking Indiana to cover at home once again.