Pacers vs Wizards Play-In Event Odds and Picks

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Bradley Beal driving

Bradley Beal and the Wizards play the Pacers for the eighth seed on Thursday, (Photograph by Schuler/Imago/Icon Sportswire)

  • After each misplaced on Tuesday, the Wizards will face the Pacers to see who’s the Japanese eighth seed on Thursday night time
  • Washington has opened as a 3.5-point favourite
  • Odds, evaluation and a breakdown of the sport beneath

Not many individuals noticed a 144-point outing from the Indiana Pacers coming final night time, particularly with Caris LeVert sidelined due to COVID well being and security protocols. Indiana took down Charlotte 144-117 at dwelling to clinch a spot within the remaining Japanese Convention play-in sport Thursday night time.

Additionally Tuesday, the Boston Celtics took down the Washington Wizards with comparable relative ease, defeating Russell Westbrook’s workforce 118-100 as he failed to achieve a triple-double for the one the third time up to now 13 video games.

These two groups will play in DC on Thursday night time at 8:00pm EST to determine who will play the Philadelphia 76ers within the 1st spherical of the playoffs.

Pacers vs Wizards Odds

Staff Unfold at DraftKings Moneyline Complete
Indiana Pacers +3.5 (-110) +132 TBD
Washington Wizards -3.5 (-110) -162 TBD

Odds as of Could nineteenth

What Did We Be taught Concerning the Pacers on Tuesday?

We discovered that Indiana is deeper than we might have initially believed. Oshae Brissett led all scorers with 23 factors, Domantas Sabonis had 14 factors, 19 rebounds and 9 assists, barely lacking his fourth triple-double in a month, and T. J. McConnell had 25 super-productive minutes off the bench with 17 factors, 5 rebounds, 4 steals and three assists.

What Can We Count on on Thursday?

The largest famous person goes to go at it onerous, and one has a heck of much more playoff expertise than everybody else. Westbrook has appeared in 106 conventional playoff video games. We must always anticipate Westbrook’s numbers to be excessive as a result of Malcolm Brogdon nonetheless has an extended option to go to be a top-notch NBA defender.

Westbrook might be defended by some mixture of Brogdon, T. J. McConnell and Aaron Vacation, whereas the Wizards have loads of robust defensive guards – Westbrook, Ish Smith and Garrison Matthews – to restrict Indiana’s finest backcourt gamers.

The final three Wizards-Pacers have been all received by Indiana with excessive scores: 132-124; 154-141 and 133-132 in OT. The final three Wizards video games have gone “underneath” on the full. Additionally, the Wizards are 19-16-0 ATS at dwelling and the Pacers are 18-17-0 on the highway.

The matchups have mismatches written throughout them, so anticipate to see extra large totals from the 2 greatest Wizards stars, and possibly from Sabonis, too.

The supply of LeVert is an enormous query mark. Washington additionally has All-Star Bradley Beal, the league’s No. 2 scorer, who dropped 22 factors, 9 rebounds and 6 assists Tuesday.  Beal has been recovering from a hamstring harm, taking pictures 10-for-25 and 8-for-27 in his previous two video games. LaVert (well being and security protocols) was out Tuesday, and Sabonis performed with a quad problem.

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