Washington Wizards at Indiana Pacers NBA Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/7/14 Game Two
Washington Wizards (44-38) at Indiana Pacers (56-26)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -4 -- Over/Under: 184.5 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Wizards and Indiana Pacers will meet for game two of the NBA playoffs on Wednesday. The Wizards won game one, 102-96.
The Wizards showed no signs of rust in the game one victory by knocking down 10 threes and winning the rebounding margin, 53-36. Bradley Beal led the way with 25 points and Trevor Ariza was 6-6 from downtown. The Wizards have now won their last eight games SU when scoring more than 100 points. Offensively, the Wizards are shooting 43 percent from beyond the arc in their last five games and Beal has scored 20-plus in three of his last five. The Wizards defense hasn’t been shabby either, holding teams to 90.6 points on 42 percent shooting from the field in their last five games. The Washington Wizards are 48-39-1 ATS overall and 30-15 ATS on the road.
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The Pacers shot just 40.7 percent from the field in the game one loss and received zero points and zero rebounds from Roy Hibbert. The Pacers drop to 3-10 SU in their last 13 games when allowing more than 100 points. Defense hasn’t been much of an issue for the Pacers, as they’re holding teams to 93 points on 38.1 percent shooting in their last five games. However, Paul George remains the only consistent scorer on the team, and he’s shooting 43.1 percent from the field throughout the playoffs. Hibbert has just one game in his last 12 where he’s scored double-digit points. The Indiana Pacers are 42-47-1 ATS overall and 23-22-1 ATS at home.
The Wizards are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Pacers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss and 4-12 ATS in their last 16 home games. The Wizards are 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Indiana.
I see this being a rather quick series, as the Pacers have little heart or confidence at this point. The Wizards win on Monday was no fluke. Washington is the better team at both ends of the court and should win this game as well.
Take the Wiz and the points, but you won't need them.