Wizards vs Pacers Prediction - NBA Picks 1/10/24

Indiana Pacers (21-16) vs Washington Wizards (6-30)

Game Info: Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Gainbridge Fieldhouse)

Betting Odds: Indiana Pacers -7.5 -- Over/Under: 251 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Washington Wizards and the Indiana Pacers collide at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Wednesday night. Here's a Wizards vs Pacers prediction.

Washington Wizards

The Washington Wizards have been in a real slump as they’ve lost eight of their last nine games overall, and they will be hoping to snap a five-game slide after getting beaten by the Thunder in a 136-128 loss on Monday. Jordan Poole led the team with 24 points and five assists, Kyle Kuzma added 22 points with 15 rebounds and five assists, Tyus Jones scored 18 points with nine assists while Deni Avdija chipped in with 17 points. As a team, the Wizards shot 49 percent from the field and 15 of 32 from the 3-point line as they kept pace with the red-hot Thunder who got off to a quick start, but they just never had an answer for the Thunder’s duo of Chet Holmgren and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander who combined for 63 points on 20 of 27 shooting.

Washington Wizards Player Facts

  • Daniel Gafford ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for FG% (68.0%) this season.
  • Tyus Jones ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (6.5) this season.

Indiana Pacers

Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers have been in great shape as they’ve won seven of their last eight games, and they will be eager to stay hot after sneaking past the Celtics in a 133-131 win on Monday. Bennedict Mathurin led the team with 26 points off the bench, Aaron Nesmith added 17 points while Myles Turner chipped in with 16 points and eight rebounds. As a team, the Pacers shot 52 percent from the field and 19 of 40 from the 3-point line as they struggled to get going and fell behind by 11 points in the first half, before they took control with a 44-point explosion in the third quarter to set up a thrilling win at the buzzer with Mathurin shooting the game-winning free throws with just 0.1 seconds left on the clock.

Indiana Pacers Player Facts

  • Aaron Nesmith ranks 2nd in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for 3P% (45.8%) this season.
  • Myles Turner ranks T4th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (2.0) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Pacers rank 1st in the league for points per game this season (127.0).
  • The Pacers rank 1st in the league for assists per game this season (30.9).
  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for opponent points per game this season (126.3).
  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for opponent assists per game this season (30.6).

Wizards vs Pacers prediction

The Wizards haven’t been able to get any momentum going this season, but they were more than competitive in a narrow loss to the Thunder in their last outing, while the Pacers look to have completely moved on from their slump as they are now one of the hottest teams in the league and fresh off a win over surging Celtics. The Pacers are still missing Tyrese Haliburton, but they still have more than enough firepower to take down these slumping Wizards.

Peter’s Pick Indiana -7.5

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