Indiana Pacers at Washington Wizards - 3/29/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Washington Wizards (16-28) vs Indiana Pacers (21-23)
Game Info: Monday, March 29, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
Betting Odds: Washington Wizards -3.5 -- Over/Under: 236.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Indiana Pacers and the Washington Wizards do battle at the Capital One Arena on Monday night.
The Indiana Pacers have been building a bit of momentum with four wins in their last five games and they will be aiming for a third straight win after routing the Mavericks in a 109-94 road win on Friday. Domantas Sabonis led the team with 22 points, 15 rebounds and five assists, Malcolm Brogdon drained six 3-pointers on his way to 22 points while Doug McDermott chipped in with 12 points off the bench. As a team, the Pacers shot 43 percent from the field and 20 of 47 from the 3-point line as they stormed out of the gates with 61 points in the first half to take the double-digit lead, before pulling away in the fourth quarter where they held the Mavericks to just 19 points.
Meanwhile, the Washington Wizards have been in a slump as they’ve lost eight of their past 10 games, but they will be looking to stay hot after blowing past the Pistons in a 106-92 home win on Saturday. Russell Westbrook led the team with a triple-double of 19 points with 19 rebounds and 10 assists, Bradley Beal added 17 points with six assists while Rui Hachimura chipped in with 14 points. As a team, the Wizards shot 48 percent from the field and nine of 21 from the 3-point line as they broke out of their funk and destroyed the Pistons by 68-41 in the first half, before cruising in the second half. Beal played just 21 minutes as he wasn’t needed in the second half.
Looking at the betting trends, the Pacers are 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record, 0-4 ATS in their last four games playing on two days’ rest and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games overall .The Wizards are 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team with a losing record and 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a win of more than 10 points.
Head to head, the under is 4-1-1 in the last six meetings overall, the Pacers are 11-3 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Washington and the Pacers are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings overall.
The Pacers are finally starting to heat up and they would’ve taken so much confidence from their big win over the red-hot Mavericks on Friday, while the Wizards were able to snap out of their rut with a much-needed win over the slumping Pistons. This is a tricky one to pick, but the Pacers are the team in better form and they are 11-3 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Washington.