Washington Wizards vs. Indiana Pacers: NBA Betting Odds and Picks

Washington Wizards vs. Indiana Pacers
Friday, 1/10/14, 7:00 PM EST
Opening Point Spread:  Indiana -9.5
Current Betting Line:  Indiana -9.5
Opening Total:  186.5
Current Total:  186.5
Odds Courtesy of Bookmaker

The Washington Wizards have lost their last 11 road games against the Indiana Pacers
The Washington Wizards have lost their last 11 road games against the Indiana Pacers

Washington has won back-to-back games, including a 102-96 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans as 3.5-point road underdogs Wednesday, while going OVER the betting total of 192.  The Wizards are 9-9 SU on the road this season, including an 8-5 mark versus Eastern Conference opponents, which can’t be ignored when looking over the NBA betting lines.  Offensively, the team has four players averaging in double figures, with point guard John Wall leading the way at 19.7 points a contest.  Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last five games versus teams with a winning record.

The Wizards rank fifth in the league in hitting 38.3 percent of their shots from beyond the arc, as they feature three of the top 33 three-point shooters overall.  Washington hasn’t won four games in a row away from the nation’s capitol since 2008, as it tries to end an 11-game losing streak in Indianapolis.  It’s still important to point out that the road team is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings in this rivalry.

Indiana had its three-game winning streak snapped in suffering a 97-87 defeat to the Atlanta Hawks as four-point road favorites Wednesday, while going UNDER the betting total for a sixth consecutive contest.  The Pacers have all five probable starters averaging in double figures, with forward Paul George leading the way at 23.0 points a contest.  The franchise is a dominating 17-1 SU at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, including a 13-1 mark versus conference foes.  Indiana is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games versus teams with a losing record.

The Pacers have won 14 of their last 17 regular-season meetings against the Wizards, which is important to consider when making your NBA betting picks Friday night.  Indiana is first in the league in allowing 34.7 points per game in the paint, with its 210 blocks as a team being fourth among all teams.  The team has outscored opponents by an average of 8.3 points in the final 20 minutes of contests during the 2013-14 campaign.

Sports bettors will likely play the total, as the OVER is 7-1 in the Wizards’ last eight road games.

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