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NBA Betting Picks and Predictions: Washington Wizards vs. Indiana Pacers
October 25, 2023
The Washington Wizards will travel to Indianapolis, Indiana to face the Indiana Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM ET.
The Washington Wizards finished last season with a record of 35-47 which led to a 3
place finish in the Southeast Division and an 11
place finish in the Eastern Conference while the Wizards missed the playoffs for the 2
season in a row. This season, Washington enters the season with an over/under win total of 24.5 games which is the lowest win total in the NBA this season.
The Wizards finished the preseason with a record of 2-1 with wins at home against the Charlotte Hornets by a score of 98-92 and on the road against the New York Knicks by a score of 131-106 while losing on the road against the Toronto Raptors by a score of 98-132.Jordan Poole led the team in the preseason in points with an average of 19.7 points per game. Tyus Jones led the team in assists and rebounds in the preseason with an average of 4 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game. Daniel Gafford led the team in blocks in the preseason with an average of 1.67 blocks per game.
Indiana finished last season with a record of 35-47 which led to a 4
place finish in the Central Division and a tie for 11
place in the Eastern Conference. This year, the Pacers enter this season with an over/under win total of 38.5 games while projected to finish in 4
place in the Central Division behind the Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Chicago Bulls.
The Indiana Pacers went 2-2 in the preseason with losses on the road against the Memphis Grizzlies by a score of 122-127 and the Houston Rockets by a score of 103-122 while winning at home against the Atlanta Hawks by a score of 116-112 and at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers by a score of 109-104. Benedict Mathurin led the team in scoring in the preseason with an average of 12.5 points per game. Jalen Smith led the team in rebounds in the preseason with an average of 6.3 rebounds per game. T.J. McConnell led the team in assists in the preseason with an average of 6 assists per game. Myles Turner led the team in blocks in the preseason with an average of 1.75 blocks per game.
BookMaker has the Indiana Pacers listed as 7-point favorites at home against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday evening. Washington has won six of the last ten while Indiana has won two of the last three games in the series. The Wizards are 5-4-1 ATS in the last ten while the Pacers are 2-1 ATS in the last three meetings.
Neither team is expected to make the playoffs this season, however, Indiana is projected to finish with a better record as they enter the season with an over/under win total of 38.5 games while Washington is projected to be the worst team in the NBA with an over/under win total of 24.5 games. The Pacers have also been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the last three matchups while going 2-1 ATS in the last three games. Lay the points with the Indiana Pacers when they host the Washington Wizards on Wednesday evening.
Spooky Express Pick: Indiana Pacers -7
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