It’s one more game for each for a ticket to the NBA Playoffs. The winner must take on the Philadelphia 76ers. The Wizards are coming off from a loss against the Celtics on Tuesday night, while the Pacers won their first match in the Play-In Tournament against the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday as well. There’s a lot of pressure from both sides in this Eastern Conference battle.
It looks it could be a high scoring game, so let’s get down to it! We share all the essential information of the latest and greatest NBA games coming your way. Find valuable game and team updates, NBA odds, timely betting trends, and our very own expert betting predictions. And remember to check out all the latest Basketball betting odds and lines at our online Bitcoin sportsbook before placing your bets!
Pacers vs. Wizards Game Information
- When: Thursday, May 20, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
- Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
- TV: NBA TV / ESPN
- Radio: 93.5 FM The Fan (Pacers) / 1500 AM (Wizards)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Washington Wizards -164 // OU: 238.5
Why Bet on the Indiana Pacers?
The Pacers demonstrated that they still have power, which was displayed on Tuesday battle against the Hornets with a 27 point win. This was their first Playoff win since April 2018. They were carrying a nine game postseason losing streak. Just before the Playoffs, they won five of the last 12 regular season games, scoring over 130 points in five of those.
They are currently averaging 115.7 points per game just this season, with shooting percentage of 47.6% from the floor and 36.5% from three-point range. They are also giving around 115.4 points per game, allowing their opponents to shoot 46.8% from the floor and 36.4% from three-point line. Their offense is good, but they need to be careful in the back court.
Why Bet on the Washington Wizards?
Ending the regular season in eighth place of the Eastern Conference, the Wizards were coming into the postseason with a decent spot, with also having won the last 17 of of the final 23 calendar games. But their recent loss took them by surprise and now have one more lifeline to spare. Boston outscored them in the second half. They were doing fairly well from the floor with a shot percentage of 43.5%, but lacked from beyond the arc with three-pointers at 14.3%
Looking at their regular season performance, they had one of the best scoring offenses, positioning themselves in fourth in the rankings, averaging 116.4 points per game. They were shooting 47.4% from the floor and 34.9% from the three-point range. Their defense wasn’t at their best, allowing an average of 118.5 points per fames, with their opponents shooting from the floor at 46.9% and 36.9% from beyond the arc.
Pacers vs. Wizards Betting Trends
- The Pacers are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 games.
- The Pacers 4-2 SU in the last 6 games.
- The totals went OVER in 4 of Indiana’s last 5 games.
- The Wizards are 14-5-1 ATS in the last 20 games.
- The Wizards are 14-6 SU in the last 20 games.
- The totals went UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games.
The meetings these two teams had during the regular season favored the Wizards every time. In those three games, Washington won them by around 7.3 points per game and won two of those with an average of 10.5 points per game. Also, comparing squads, the Wizards are much more complete than the Pacers, as they are struggling with two of their top scorers on the side lines.
Probably stats won’t matters so much in this scenario, as it only takes to win to keep the road open for the NBA Playoffs, but keep an eye out for these details we mentioned before placing those bets tonight.
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