Washington Wizards vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 8, 2021

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The Indiana Pacers (31-35) host the Washington Wizards (31-36) as 3.5-point underdogs after Caris LeVert put up 31 points in the Pacers' 133-126 victory over the Hawks. The matchup airs on NBA TV at 7:00 PM ET on Saturday, May 8, 2021. The matchup has an over/under of 247.5.

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Wizards vs Pacers Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Wizards-3.5-110-110247.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • In Washington's matchups this season, the Wizards and their opponents have exceeded Saturday's total of 247.5 points 19 times (28.4% of opportunities).
  • In 11 out of Indiana's 66 games this season (16.7%), the competing teams combined for more points than the over/under in Saturday's matchup.
  • The Wizards average 116.3 points per game against the Pacers' 114.9, amounting to 16.3 points under the game's over/under of 247.5.
  • This game's over/under is 13.9 fewer points than the 233.6 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • This season the average total for Wizards games is 234.7 points, 12.8 fewer than the over/under of 247.5 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this contest is 17.5 points more than the average over/under in Pacers' games this season (230 points).

Wizards Betting Data

  • Washington beat the spread more often than not this season, going 36-30 against the spread.
  • The Wizards' record against the spread as at least a 3.5-point favorite is above .500 at 10-5.
  • Washington goes over the point total half of the time, in 33 of 66 games (50%).

Wizards Key Players

  • Russell Westbrook leads the Wizards in both rebounds (11.4 per game) and assists (11.4 per game).
  • Bradley Beal paces Washington with 31.1 points per game.
  • Davis Bertans makes 2.9 threes per game to lead the Wizards.
  • Washington's steals leader is Westbrook, who averages 1.4 per game. Daniel Gafford leads the team averaging 1.4 blocks a contest.

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Wizards Last 10 Games

Wizards Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalWizards MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/6/2021Raptors131-129 WASNoAway+4.5222.5240-300Regular SeasonYesOver
5/5/2021Bucks135-134 MILNoAway+3.5265.5230-275Regular SeasonYesOver
5/3/2021Pacers154-141 WASYesHome-14.5268.5-30001300Regular SeasonNoOver
5/1/2021Mavericks125-124 DALNoAway+5.5247.5220-275Regular SeasonYesOver
4/30/2021Cavaliers122-93 WASYesAway-23.5214.5-100003300Regular SeasonYesOver
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
7-37-37-3-0249.9129120.9+4.536.8%

Wizards Injuries

Wizards:Chandler Hutchison: Day To Day (Knee),Thomas Bryant: Out For Season (Left knee),Deni Avdija: Out For Season (Leg)

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Pacers Betting Data

  • Indiana has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its outings, going 24-41 ATS.
  • When they play as at least 3.5-point underdogs, the Pacers have a record ATS of 7-14.
  • Indiana has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 58.5% of matchups this season (38 out of 65 contests).

Pacers Key Players

  • Malcolm Brogdon is the top scorer for the Pacers with 21.2 points per game. He also adds 5.3 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game to his statistics.
  • Domantas Sabonis puts up a stat line of 11.8 rebounds, 20.3 points and 6.3 assists per game for Indiana to take the top rebound spot on the team. T.J. McConnell holds the top spot for assists with 6.5 per game, adding 8.3 points and 3.6 rebounds per outing.
  • Brogdon knocks down 2.6 three-pointers per game, the most on the Pacers.
  • Indiana's leader in steals is McConnell with 1.8 per game, and its leader in blocks is Myles Turner with 3.4 per game.

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Pacers Last 10 Games

Pacers Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalPacers MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/6/2021Hawks133-126 INDYesHome-4.5253.5-250200Regular SeasonYesOver
5/5/2021Kings104-93 SACNoHome+10.5216.5750-1200Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/3/2021Wizards154-141 WASNoAway+14.5268.51300-3000Regular SeasonYesOver
5/1/2021Thunder152-95 INDYesAway-42.5239.5-100003300Regular SeasonYesOver
4/29/2021Nets130-113 BKNNoHome+16.5246.51200-3000Regular SeasonNoUnder
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
5-56-46-4-0239.4120.6118.8-633.9%

Pacers Injuries

Pacers:Edmond Sumner: Day To Day (Knee),Myles Turner: Out (Toe),JaKarr Sampson: Out (Head),T.J. Warren: Out For Season (Foot),Jeremy Lamb: Day To Day (Knee),Malcolm Brogdon: Day To Day (Hamstring)

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