Indiana Pacers vs. Washington Wizards Online Basketball Betting Picks
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The 2019 online basketball betting season continues this Wednesday night with a thrilling Indiana Pacers vs. Washington Wizards matchup. The Pacers are counting down the days until Victor Oladipo returns to the starting lineup. The Wizards on the other hand, are trying to climb out of their most recent rut that has seen them post a 3-1 record in their last 4. Given this narrative, which side will tonight’s NBA sportsbook odds peg as the favorite?
Indiana Pacers vs. Washington Wizards – Wednesday, January 30th
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
Stream: Watch ESPN, NBA League Pass
Online Basketball Betting Odds:
The pacers step into this evening’s matchup sporting a 32-17 record that ranks them 2nd in the Central Division. And in the Eastern Conference, Indiana is ranked 3rd overall. Obviously the absence of Oladipo has been a major hindrance for the club, but they’re still doing a good job of staying alive in the playoff race. Although they enter tonight’s matchup riding a 2 game losing streak, Indiana should be able to handle themselves against the struggling Wizards. Although Washington comes in with a healthy squad, they still are no match for Indiana’s stout defense. Right now the Wizards are scoring 112.8 per game, which beats out the 108.7 that Indiana is putting up. However, defensively Indiana is much better off. In fact, they only give up 103.8 to the whopping 115.9 that the Wizards allot.
Players to Watch: Victor Oladipo (18.8 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 5.2 apg), Bojan Bogdanovic (16.0 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.7 apg), and Domantas Sabonis (14.7 ppg, 9.41 rpg, 2.8 apg).
The Wizards whiz their way into this evening’s Eastern Conference matchup sporting a 21-29 record. That low-ball record ranks Washington 3rd in the Southeast Division but 10th overall in the conference. Since they’re a whopping 15.5 games behind the conference leading Bucks, it’s clear Washington won’t be climbing the conference ladder anytime soon. However, they can at least try to bridge the 2 ½ game gap between them and the 8th seeded Charlotte Hornets. Albeit, it’s likely they won’t get any ground covered in that department tonight. It should be mentioned that Washington is 5-5 in their last 10 versus Indiana, so there’s no precedent to how tonight’s matchup will turn out.
Players to Watch: Bradley Beal (24.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 5.1 apg), John Wall (20.7 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 8.7 apg), and Trevor Ariza (15.1 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 4.3 apg).
Indiana Pacers vs. Washington Wizards Betting Predictions
Indiana Pacers vs. Washington Wizards Betting Picks
So which side should players learning how to bet on sports take in this Indiana Pacers vs. Washington Wizards matchup? The odds are predicting a tough matchup here but Indiana is your better option. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 112-109 Indiana.