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Washington Wizards vs. Indiana Pacers - 2/23/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Indiana Pacers at Washington Wizards
Date & Time Saturday February 23, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Capital One Arena
Washington, D.C.
The Line
The Line: Washington Wizards +1 -- Over/Under: 221.5
TV Channel
FSIN, NSWA
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The Indiana Pacers and Washington Wizards meet Saturday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.

The Indiana Pacers look for another victory after winning seven of their last eight games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 108.1 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 102.9 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 16.8 points and 1.8 assists while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 14.1 points and 9.2 rebounds. Myles Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Thaddeus Young is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have split their last eight road games.

The Washington Wizards could use a win here after losing six of their last eight games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 113.9 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 116.9 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 25.1 points and 5.1 rebounds while Bobby Portis is averaging 19 points and 7.3 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Green is dishing two assists. The Washington Wizards are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.9 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have split their last six home games.

The Pacers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wizards are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games. The Pacers are 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Washington and the favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The over is 7-0 in Wizards last 7 overall. The under is 4-0 in Pacers last 4 overall.

It's going to be interesting to see how the Indiana Pacers respond to making the big comeback last night against the New Orleans Pelicans, as that could either have them drained for this game or be used as a springboard to many more victories down the road. Either way, the Washington Wizards are falling apart rather quickly, as the losses are piling up and they're not playing defense, and that was before giving up 123 points last night to the Charlotte Hornets. The Pacers have figured out how to win without their best player and are head and shoulders the better team between the two in their current state. In a near pick em, I'll gladly side with the Pacers.

Pick:
Indiana Pacers -1

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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