The Washington Wizards visit the Indiana Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, beginning at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. The Wizards are 1-point favorites in the game, the first game of the 2022-23 season for the two teams. The over/under is 227 points in this contest.
Washington Wizards vs. Indiana Pacers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 1 point, with bookmakers listing the Wizards as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Wizards have -115 odds to pick up the win, while the Pacers are listed at -104 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 227 points.
Wizards vs. Pacers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NSWA
- Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
- Arena: Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Wizards vs. Pacers Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Wizards were 32-48-2 last year. Washington finished with an 18-12 record in games it was listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 60% of those games). There were 45 Wizards games (out of 82) that hit the over last season.
The Pacers were 38-42-2 against the spread last year. Last season, Indiana was the underdog 48 times and won nine, or 18.8%, of those games. In 82 Pacers games last year, 47 of them went over the total.
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Wizards vs. Pacers Injury Report
Wizards: Vernon Carey: Questionable (Concussion), Corey Kispert: Out (Ankle)
Pacers: Jalen Smith: Questionable (Knee), Daniel Theis: Out (Rest), Aaron Nesmith: Questionable (Foot)
What you need to know about the Washington Wizards
Offensively, Washington was the 22nd-ranked squad in the league (108.6 points per game) last season. Defensively, it was 17th (112 points allowed per game). The Wizards posted 111.9 points per game when playing at home. On the road, they averaged 105.3 points per contest.
Last year, Washington was worst in the NBA in 3-point makes (10.5 per game) and fifth-worst in 3-point percentage (34.2%). The Wizards attempted 64.4% of their shots from inside the arc, and 35.6% from beyond it last season. In terms of makes, 74.2% of the Wizards’ buckets were 2-pointers, and 25.8% were 3-pointers.
What you need to know about the Indiana Pacers
Offensively, Indiana posted 111.5 points per game (14th-ranked in league) last season. It allowed 114.9 points per contest on defense (25th-ranked). At home, the Pacers scored 114.2 points per game last season. On the road, they averaged 108.7.
Indiana drained 12.2 threes per game (15th-ranked in league). It had a 34.4% shooting percentage (24th-ranked) from downtown. Of the shots taken by the Pacers last season, 60.5% of them were two-pointers (70.7% of the team’s made baskets) and 39.5% were threes (29.3%).
Wizards vs. Pacers Predictions and Pick
Our pick to win this matchup is the Pacers, and we project that Pacers will cover the spread (Wizards -1). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 227 points.
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