Indiana Pacers (40-26) at Washington Wizards (24-42)
NBA Basketball: Monday, August 3, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Visa Athletic Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards +7.5 -- Over/Under: 227.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Indiana Pacers and Washington Wizards meet Monday in NBA action at the VISA Athletic Center.
The Indiana Pacers look for another bubble victory after upsetting the Philadelphia 76ers in their opener. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 109.6 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 107.6 points on 44.9 percent shooting. TJ Warren is averaging 19.2 points and four rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 13.9 points and 2.9 assists. Myles Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Doug McDermott is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game.
The Washington Wizards look for a bubble victory after losing to the Brooklyn Nets Sunday afternoon.The Washington Wizards are averaging 115.5 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 119.7 points on 48.9 percent shooting. Rui Hachimura is averaging 13.5 points and 6.1 rebounds while Jordan McRae is averaging 12.8 points and 2.8 assists. Thomas Bryant is the third double-digit scorer and Shabazz Napier is dishing 4.3 assists. The Washington Wizards are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game.
The Pacers are 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Washington and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Washington.
The Indiana Pacers are coming off a strong showing against an East contender in the 76ers, and Warren just had the game of his life. The Pacers should have a little bit of pep in its step entering this contest as they continue to fight for playoff seeding. The Washington Wizards took the Nets down the wire last night, but now they have to play a back to back for the first time in months. With an undermanned team, it's going to be interesting to see if the Wizards have the stamina to be effective for four quarters after playing yesterday.
I want nothing to do with the Wizards. Give me the Pacers and the chalk.