Washington Wizards vs Indiana Pacers: NBA Play-In Tournament Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for May 20, 2021

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BetMGM Sep 27, 2021, 2:04 AM

The Washington Wizards (34-38) are favored by 3.5 points to knock off the Indiana Pacers (34-38) in the Play-In Round of the NBA Playoffs on Thursday. The contest tips off at 8:00 PM ET on TNT. The matchup's point total is 236.5.

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Wizards vs Pacers Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Wizards-3.5-105-115236.5-115-105

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Point Total Insights

  • In Washington's matchups this season, the Wizards and their opponents have gone over Thursday's over/under of 236.5 points 32 times (43.8% of opportunities).
  • In Indiana's games this year, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Thursday's matchup point total in 31 out of 73 matchups (42.5%).
  • The over/under for the matchup of 236.5 is 4.4 points more than the combined points per game averages for the Wizards (116.4 points per game) and the Pacers (115.7 points per game).
  • These two teams surrender a combined 233.9 points per game, 2.6 points less than this contest's over/under.
  • This season the average total for Wizards games is 234.9 points, 1.6 fewer than the over/under of 236.5 points for this contest.
  • Pacers' games have an over/under of 231.1 points this season, 5.4 points fewer than the total points bet for this matchup.

Wizards Betting Data

  • Washington has a 39-33 record against the spread this year.
  • The Wizards have fared well as a 3.5-point favorite, going 11-5 against the spread when favored by at least 3.5 points.
  • Washington and its opponents have hit the over in 51.4% of games (37 out of 72 matchups).

Wizards Key Players

  • Russell Westbrook leads the Wizards in both rebounds (11.5 per game) and assists (11.7 per game).
  • Bradley Beal paces Washington with 31.3 points per game.
  • Davis Bertans is the top three-point shooter for the Wizards, hitting 3.0 per game.
  • Washington's blocks leader is Daniel Gafford, who records 1.4 per game. Westbrook leads the team averaging 1.4 steals an outing.

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Wizards Last 10 Games

Wizards Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalWizards MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/18/2021Celtics118-100 BOSNoAway+5.5222.5--PlayoffsNoUnder
5/16/2021Hornets115-110 WASNoHome+3.5230.5140-165Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/14/2021Cavaliers120-105 WASYesHome-9.5223.5-750525Regular SeasonYesOver
5/12/2021Hawks120-116 ATLNoAway+3.5231.5165-200Regular SeasonNoOver
5/10/2021Hawks125-124 ATLNoAway+7.5240.5750-1200Regular SeasonYesOver
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
5-56-48-2-0249.1125.1124+0.736%

Wizards Injuries

Wizards: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 games, going 30-42 ATS.
  • When they are at least 3.5-point underdogs, the Pacers have not fared well, going 9-15 against the spread.
  • In the majority of Indiana's games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (43 out of 72 games, 59.7%).

Pacers Key Players

  • Domantas Sabonis has tallied 12.0 boards and 6.7 assists per game, putting him atop the Pacers leaderboards in those categories.
  • Malcolm Brogdon scores 21.2 points per game, putting him at the top of the Indiana scoring leaderboard. He also grabs 5.3 rebounds and averages 5.9 assists per game.
  • Brogdon hits 2.6 three-pointers per game, the most on the Pacers.
  • Indiana's leader in steals is T.J. McConnell with 1.9 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
5/18/2021Hornets144-117 INDYesHome-27.5245.5-100003300PlayoffsNoOver
5/16/2021Raptors125-113 INDYesAway-11.5237.5-1200725Regular SeasonYesOver
5/15/2021Lakers122-115 LALNoHome+9.5227.5500-700Regular SeasonYesOver
5/13/2021Bucks142-133 MILNoHome+15.5255.51200-3000Regular SeasonYesOver
5/11/202176ers103-94 INDNoHome+7.5216.5360-500Regular SeasonYesUnder
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
5-58-27-3-0243.7123120.7-0.333.2%

Pacers Injuries

Pacers:Myles Turner: Out (Toe),T.J. Warren: Out For Season (Foot),Caris LeVert: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),Jeremy Lamb: Out (Knee)

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