NBA Odds: Pacers vs. Wizards
|Time | Channel||7 p.m. ET | NBCS-DC|
Monday’s game between the Indiana Pacers and Washington Wizards features two teams involved in the NBA’s new play-in tournament format.
The Pacers have long been entrenched as the No. 9 seed, while Washington has ripped off a ridiculous run that has resulted in them having a firm hold on the No. 10 seed, easily bypassing the Chicago Bulls.
Washington is looking for a four-game cover streak, following a one-point loss to Luka Dončić and the red-hot Mavericks. The Wizards have received some truly MVP-level play from Westbrook, who broke the record for triple-doubles in a calendar month during this stretch.
Russell Westbrook has recorded 12 triple-doubles in April. Passing Wilt Chamberlain in March 1968 for the most in a calendar month in NBA history.
— Cassidy Hubbarth (@CassidyHubbarth) April 27, 2021
The Pacers are certainly entering this contest with a ton of confidence, following a ridiculously lopsided 57-point win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Yes, you did read that score correctly.
In that drubbing of the Thunder, All-Star center Domantas Sabonis recorded a triple-double by halftime, finishing with 26 points, 19 rebounds and 14 assists, one of the more ludicrous stat lines you will ever see.
Indiana has been searching for some consistency, winning three of its last five games. If the Pacers want to slow down the Wizards, who have seemingly figured out their identity, it starts with keeping Westbrook out of the paint. That’s a task that is obviously easier said than done.
In the first matchup between these two teams, Sabonis and Westbrook were both unguardable. However, with the Wizards on a run, they’re favored in this latest showdown.
Washington gave up 124 points to the Mavericks on Saturday, and our latest PRO Report suggests sharp bettors noticed, backing the Pacers.
NBA Picks: Pacers vs. Wizards
The line for Pacers vs. Wizards opened up at Pacers +4 before it was pushed down to +3.5 on the number.
Since this morning, there have been three Action Labs Bet Signals triggered on the Pacers. This is an indication of the sharp action backing Nate Bjorkgren’s squad.