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Indiana Pacers vs. Washington Wizards - 12/23/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Washington Wizards (13-20) at Indiana Pacers (21-12)
Date & Time Sunday December 23, 2018, 5:00 PM (EST)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: Indiana Pacers -7 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
FSIN, NSWA
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The Washington Wizards and Indiana Pacers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Washington Wizards could use another victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 112.9 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 117.6 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 23.5 points and 4.7 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 21.2 points and 8.9 assists. Otto Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markieff Morris is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.2 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have lost their last five road games.

The Indiana Pacers look for another victory after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 106.2 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 101 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 20.6 points and 5.1 assists while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 16.5 points and 3.8 rebounds. Domantas Sabonis is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won five of their last six home games.

The Wizards are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 0 days rest, 5-24 ATS in their last 29 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Pacers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference, 37-16-1 ATS in their last 54 Sunday games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Wizards are 9-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Indiana. The under is 42-20 in Pacers last 62 overall. The over is 4-1 in Wizards last 5 overall.

The Washington Wizards are being outscored by 10.8 points on the road this season, and it's all because of a defense that's allowing over 120 points on 48.7 percent shooting. The Wizards are also on the end of a back to back after playing three overtimes last night against the Suns. This is a quick turnaround, and we're sure to see a bunch of tired Wizards in this one. Not to mention the Indiana Pacers are one of the hotter teams in the East right now and have played some of their best ball at home. I'll eat the reasonable chalk.

Pick:
Indiana Pacers -7

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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