Indiana Pacers vs. Washington Wizards - 4/14/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (46-34) at Indiana Pacers (37-43)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -7 -- Over/Under: 192.5 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Wizards travel to Indianapolis to take on the Indiana Pacers tonight.
The Washington Wizards have won five of their last six games and will be high on confidence after their 108-99 win over the Hawks on Sunday. John Wall had 24 points and nine assists but committed 10 turnovers while Bradley Beal added 17 points as the Wizards took full advantage of a Hawks team playing without its starting five. With the win, Washington improved to 46-34 which has them locked in fifth place in the Eastern Conference, booking them in for a first-round matchup against the Raptors come playoff time.
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Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers are just trying everything they can just to stay in the picture and they were able to take a big step towards securing a playoff berth by beating the Thunder in a 116-104 shootout on Sunday. CJ Miles made six threes en route to a team-high 30 points, George Hill added 19 points while Roy Hibbert added 17 points as the Pacers outlasted the Thunder who were led by a career-high 54 points from Russell Westbrook. It's hard to imagine the Thunder losing when Westbrook scores that many points, but the Pacers should be feeling a little lucky because the Thunder shot a dismal 11 of 28 from the free throw line which is uncharacteristically bad for them. With the win, Indiana clings onto the last spot in the Eastern Conference with a lead of just half a game over the Nets.
In ATS trends, the Wizards are 3-1-2 ATS in their last six games overall and 5-15 ATS in their last 20 road games, while the Pacers are 4-0 ATS in their last four home games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the Wizards are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings in Indiana but just 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings overall.
The Pacers really seem to be favored by a couple points too many in this one, but I'm just not sold on the Wizards because while they've won some games lately, they've all been against lottery-bound teams or teams resting players.