Indiana Pacers (1-4) vs. Washington Wizards (3-1)
October 28, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Washington Wizards -6.5; Over/Under: +230.5
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The Indiana Pacers and Washington Wizards meet Friday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena. The Indiana Pacers look to rebound from a 1-4 start. The Washington Wizards look to build on their 3-1 record.
The Indiana Pacers are averaging 116 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 122 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 22.6 points and 4.2 rebounds, while Bennedict Mathurin is averaging 20.8 points and 5 rebounds. Buddy Hield is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Smith is grabbing 8.8 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 45.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game.
The Washington Wizards are averaging 110.8 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 105.8 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 21 points and 6.8 rebounds, while Bradley Beal is averaging 20.5 points and 6.3 assists. Kristaps Porzingis is the third double-digit scorer, and Will Barton is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.
The Pacers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wizards are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The over is 9-3 in Pacers last 12 overall. The under is 6-1 in Wizards last 7 overall. The Pacers are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Washington and 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Indiana Pacers are a complete mess at both ends of the floor, and they’re not covering numbers in these losses either. It’s hard to get behind a team like the Pacers, with the sloppy play and the inability to put money in bettors pockets. The Washington Wizards are quietly playing good basketball, and their defense could certainly give the Pacers issues. This feels like two teams heading in different directions. I’ll lay the chalk with the Wizards.