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Pacers vs. Wizards Betting Odds, Picks & Predictions Thursday, May 20, 2021




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Four NBA Play-in games are in the books, sending two teams to the playoffs and two teams home. The final spot in the Eastern Conference in up for grabs today, with the Indiana Pacers taking on the Washington Wizards. The Pacers vs. Wizards NBA betting picks preview will find the best NBA betting odds, give you some betting trends and show the best NBA picks and NBA predictions available.

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Pacers vs. Wizards Betting Preview: NBA Picks & Odds

Pacers vs. Wizards Game Info

Indiana Pacers (34-38, 21-15 Away) vs. Washington Wizards (34-38, 19-17 Home)
Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021
Time: 8 p.m. EST
Venue: Capital One Arena — Washington, D.C.
Coverage: TNT

The Pacers are coming off complete domination over the Hornets in their first play-in game, keeping their playoff hopes alive. Despite the long injury list, Indiana found a way to put up a crazy 144 points. Domantas Sabonis was an assist shy of a 21-rebound triple-double, while Doug McDermott and Oshae Brissett combined to shoot 17-for-23 in the starting lineup. Caris LeVert landed on the COVID list, so he is out for up to two weeks no matter what. Myles Turner remains without a timetable for his return (toe). Jeremy Lamb is also out, and Edmond Sumner and Malcolm Brogdon are both questionable.

The Wizards are coming off a loss against the Celtics. Getting outplayed in the third quarter turned out to be a death sentence for Washington. Bradley Beal was inefficient from the floor, and he was seen grabbing his hamstring throughout the entire game. Much of the weight will continue to be on Russell Westbrook, though he also has been inefficient on offense, shown by his 33% shooting and four turnovers last game. The Wizards did sweep the Pacers in three games this season, so they will attempt to keep that going.

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Pacers vs. Wizards Betting NBA Picks + NBA Odds Shopping

Using Awesemo’s OddsShopper tool, we can easily compare the NBA odds for Pacers vs. Wizards betting across the major sportsbooks. The odds expressed are from 10:30 a.m. EST on May 20, so make sure to check out the OddsShopper tool yourself to get the most up-to-date odds.

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NBA Odds: Moneyline

  • Pacers: (+145) — William Hill
  • Wizards: (-149) — BetMGM

NBA Odds: Spread

  • Pacers: +3.5 (-109) — SugarHouse, DraftKings
  • Wizards: -3 (-110) — BetMGM

NBA Odds: Point Total

  • Over: 236.5 (-115) — BetMGM
  • Under: 238 (-113) — SugarHouse, DraftKings

Pacers vs. Wizards NBA Betting Trends

  • Indiana is 5-0 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games.
  • The total has hit the over in four of Indiana’s last five games.
  • Washington is 14-5-1 ATS in its last 20 games.
  • The total has hit the under in four of Washington’s last five games.

Pacers vs. Wizards Prediction

Both of these teams have key injuries. Beal is clearly not anywhere near 100% for Washington, while Indiana has quite a few players out. The difference with these injuries is that the Pacers depth can fill in holes, while the Wizards need 30 points from Beal to win this game. Since I do not think Beal is healthy enough to make this happen, I will side with the Pacers today. Sabonis should also kill this Washington team.

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Prediction: Pacers +3.5

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Zach Brunner is the founder of FlurrySports and a featured sports betting and fantasy sports expert for numerous outlets. With an education in business, coaching and history education, he has taken a little bit from all of his experiences to give him a well-rounded, unique point of view in the sports industry. Follow him on Twitter @FantasyFlurry to keep up with other things he is doing.

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