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Pacers vs Wizards Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Oct. 28 (Washington Leans on Stars for Another Home Victory)

Larry Rupp
Indiana Pacers vs Washington Wizards prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Indiana Pacers vs Washington Wizards prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/Nick Wass
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Pacers vs Wizards Game Info

2022-23 NBA Regular Season Game
Indiana Pacers (1-4, 0-2 Away) vs. Washington Wizards (3-1, 2-0 Home)
Date: Friday, Oct. 28, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Capital One Arena — Washington, DC
Coverage: ESPN

The 2022-23 NBA season keeps rolling on Friday night with an exciting matchup between the Indiana Pacers and Washington Wizards. The Pacers are still searching for their first road win after falling to the Chicago Bulls by a score of 124-109 on Wednesday. Tyrese Haliburton led the effort with 17 points and 11 assists.

Meanwhile, the Wizards are off to a hot start and have earned the win in each of their two home games this year. Washington took down the Detroit Pistons by a score of 120-99 on Tuesday thanks to a standout performance from Kyle Kuzma. Kuzma dropped 25 points on 9-of-17 shooting.

Pacers vs Wizards Odds & Spread

All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: IND: (+176) | WSH: (-210)
Spread: IND: +5 (-108) | WSH: -5 (-112)
Total: 229 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Wizards enter this contest as notable home favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 229, which is among the highest of Friday's projected totals.

Pacers vs Wizards Prediction & Pick

This is a rematch from October 19, a game in which the Wizards took down the Pacers by a score of 114-107 on the road. Five different Washington players scored in double-digits, led by star Bradley Beal's 23 points. Keep in mind Indiana was without starting center Myles Turner in matchup, though.

The addition of Turner shouldn't alter the outcome here too much. This is still a Wizard team that ranks third in defensive efficiency and is only giving up 105.8 points per game (No. 5 in NBA). Kristaps Porzingis has also been a menace defending the rim, tallying 5 blocks across the first four games.

Washington is 7-2 straight up in its last nine games against Indiana, so I trust the home team here.

Final Score Prediction: Pacers: 108 | Wizards: 118

Pacers vs Wizards Betting Trends

- Indiana is 1-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games.
- The total has hit the over in nine of Indiana's last 12 games.
- Washington is 7-2 straight up in its last nine games against Washington.
- The total has hit the over in seven of Washington's last nine games against Indiana.

Pacers vs Wizards Best Bet

The Pacers simply don't have the depth to keep up in this matchup. Haliburton and rookie Bennedict Mathurin are the only two players averaging more than 16 points per game. That's not going to get the job done against a Wizards squad that has Kuzma, Beal and Prozingis ready to take over.

Washington is 5-0 against the spread (ATS) in its last five home games against Indiana. Meanwhile, the Pacers are 1-4 ATS so far this season. Beal may finally have the supporting staff he needs to lead his squad to its first winning record since 2018, so you can feel comfortable backing Washington.

Bet: Washington Wizards -5 (-112)

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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