NBA Picks: Washington Wizards vs. Indiana Pacers Odds: December 31st 2010
Just two days ago, Indiana (+2′) strolled into Washington and left with a crushing 104-90 defeat in its pocket. The Pacers haven’t forgotten about that beating and they’ll be primed for revenge this afternoon.
The fact that this game is being played in Indianapolis is huge for the home team. In their own backyard, the Pacers have dominated the Wizards to the tune of 28-6 SU and 21-11-2 ATS in the last 34 meetings. In this role priced as a favorite of -5 or more, Indy improves to a rewarding 19-7-2 ATS!
If you want to go against the Wizards, the time to do it is after they’ve picked up a straight up victory. According to my NBA database, there’s nothing magical about Washington in this specific situation! In their last 54 games coming off a straight up win, the Wizards are a shocking 9-45 SU and 16-38 ATS including a bankroll-busting 0-15 SU and 1-14 ATS in this role entering off a blowout victory of 11 points or more.
Off three consecutive losses to Memphis, Boston and Washington, Indiana won’t be in a good mood when it takes the floor inside Conseco Fieldhouse. Matched up against a Wizards bunch that has struggled on foreign courts posting a woeful 0-16 SU and 6-10 ATS in their last 16 as a guest dating back to last season, the Pacers will ring in the New Year with a sweet blowout revenge victory. Take Indiana. Thank you and best of luck, Tom Stryker.