The Capital One Arena plays host to a matchup between the Washington Wizards (25-29) and Indiana Pacers (25-32) on Saturday. The Washington Wizards enter the game with the Eastern Conference’s tenth seed, two spots ahead of the 12th-placed Indiana Pacers. With a Play-In berth still in sight, the Indiana Pacers hope to snag a vital road victory. The Washington Wizards, though, have their own agenda and won’t make it easy. This is sure to be an exciting battle.
Washington Wizards VS Indiana Pacers Betting expert picks
Washington Wizards VS Indiana Pacers Moneyline
Take the Washington Wizards to win (1.52) on the moneyline at MD sports betting sites.
The Washington Wizards are on an impressive run of form. Their 118-104 win over the Charlotte Hornets improved their record for the last 10 games to 7-3 last time out. They’re favorites to add another victory to their haul on Saturday, with -192 odds on the moneyline. This implies there is a 66% chance of a home win. The Indiana Pacers have been struggling lately, dropping eight of their last ten matches. In their most recent game, they were defeated by the Phoenix Suns by a score of 104-117. Because of their current form, the visitors are the +167 underdogs.
Take the Washington Wizards on the moneyline. They’re in exceptional form, going 7-3 in their most recent outings. In our eyes, this gives the hosts an edge over a struggling Indiana Pacers, who have only gone 2-8 in comparison.
Washington Wizards VS Indiana Pacers Spread
Take the Washington Wizards -5.0 (1.91) to cover the spread.
The Washington Wizards are the 5-point favorites over the Indiana Pacers in the NBA betting lines, leaving them as the clear match favorites. Based on their last ten matchups, the average points margin between the two teams was 10.3 points.
The Washington Wizards have gone 10-14-1 ATS at Capital One Arena. Their overall record for the season is 25-27-2 ATS. The hosts are 5-5 ATS from their past ten games at Capital One Arena, going 7-3 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Away from home, the Indiana Pacers failed to cover the spread in seven of their last eight games. Their road record this season is 12-15 ATS. In their past 10 matches, the Indiana Pacers went 4-6 ATS and also ended up 2-8 ATS from their ten most recent road trips.
Washington Wizards VS Indiana Pacers Total
Take Total under 233.0 (1.91) on the total at Maryland sportsbooks online.
The total may have passed the 222-point mark, but it didn’t quite go above 226 points, as the last ten games between the Washington Wizards and the Indiana Pacers produced an average of 223.7 points.
For this latest showdown, the total line is available at 233.0. This is 7.2 points higher than the combined 225.8-point average the Washington Wizards and the Indiana Pacers put up in their last five meetings. Betting on the Under in the total market returns odds of -110.
The total went under in the last two Washington Wizards games. Their record for the season is now 25-26 O/U. The hosts have gone 3-2 O/U in their past five home games, while their record for the last ten is 4-6 O/U.
The Indiana Pacers are 26-31 O/U this season. In five of their last six games, the total went under. Over was a winning bet three times in the past five road games for the Indiana Pacers, who are 3-7 O/U in their last 10 home and away games combined.
Washington Wizards VS Indiana Pacers Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Indiana Pacers (+167) | Washington Wizards (-192)
- Against the spread (ATS): Indiana Pacers +5.0 (-110) | Washington Wizards -5.0 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 233.0 (-110) | (-110)
Washington Wizards Form
The Washington Wizards are riding a three-game winning streak against Central teams going into their latest divisional matchup. Their last match ended 118-104 against the Charlotte Hornets. The result left the home side with a 7-3 record for the past 10 games.
The Washington Wizards are not particularly outstanding in terms of offense. As of Saturday’s game, they are putting up an average of 112.9 points per game. Defensively, the home team has been middle of the pack, giving up an average of 114.6 points in the last five games and 113.3 points overall.
Last year, the Washington Wizards had a disappointing 35-47 record, leading them to 12th place in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the Southeast Division. This season, they have gone 25-29, giving them the 10th seed in the Eastern Conference, meaning they will be set for the Play-In Tournament as things stand.
Monte Morris and Kyle Kuzma are set to miss the Washington Wizards game due to injuries.
Indiana Pacers Form
The Indiana Pacers came up short against the Phoenix Suns by slipping to a 104-117 defeat last time out. They’ve lost ten in a row on the road and are 2-8 in the past ten games overall.
The Indiana Pacers tend to score an average of 114.4 points in each game, which puts them close to the middle of all NBA teams when it comes to the most points. The away defense has struggled to shut out opponents all year long, allowing 116.9 points per game on average and 118.5 on the road.
Last year, the Indiana Pacers had an unsuccessful campaign, finishing the regular season with a 25-57 record. This put them in the 13th spot in the Eastern Conference and fourth in the Central Division, which meant they failed to make the playoffs. As of now, their prospects of making it to postseason play this year also appear bleak, with a record of 25-32.
The Indiana Pacers have no reported injury concerns ahead of their latest matchup.
Washington Wizards VS Indiana Pacers H2H history
The Indiana Pacers bagged a 121-111 win over the Washington Wizards in the previous matchup between these two franchises. The encounter took place at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse in December 2022. There has been no clear victor in this series in recent years, with both teams obtaining five victories from their past ten encounters.
While the Washington Wizards averaged 113 points, the Indiana Pacers performed an average of 110.7 points in their ten most recent head-to-head games.