Free NBA Picks Today: Washington Wizards vs Indiana Pacers 2/11/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Washington Wizards vs Indiana Pacers 2/11/23
Sat 11th February 2023

The Washington Wizards (25-29, 13-12 Home) play host to the Indiana Pacers (25-32, 8-19 Away), who will be out to end their losing run, on Saturday. Indiana is playing the second of a back-to-back after being beaten by the Phoenix Suns 117-104 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse yesterday, their third loss in a row.

With 22 points, Bennedict Mathurin was the scoring leader in the losing effort. Tyrese Haliburton was another standout performer with 18 points.

The Pacers are the 12th seed in the Eastern Conference. Washington got the win on Wednesday at Capital One Arena, beating the Charlotte Hornets 118-104.

Kristaps Porzingis had 36 points and nine rebounds, leading the team. The Wizards are the 11th seed in the Eastern Conference. This is the last meeting of the season between the teams.

Washington will be looking to level the season series after taking only one of the three prior matchups. Indiana won the last showdown 121-111 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in December 2022. Buddy Hield led the Pacers with 28 points.

Porzingis had 29 points and nine rebounds in defeat. Haliburton (19.7 ppg), Hield (17.6), and Myles Turner (17.5) are leading the Pacers in scoring this season. Turner also has grabbed 8.0 rebounds per game, while Haliburton has dished 10.1 assists per game, second-most in the league.

Porzingis (22.7 ppg) and Kyle Kuzma (21.3) have powered the Wizards on offense. Porzingis also has collected 8.6 rebounds per game. Monte Morris has recorded 5.4 assists per game. The Wizards have found success in the Pacers’ last 10 trips to Capital One Arena, winning seven.

Indiana has lost 10 in a row away from Gainbridge Fieldhouse this season. Meanwhile, the Pacers are 7-4 this season when playing two days in a row and 5-3 in such games against opponents with at least a day of rest. The Wizards are 3-3 with a rest advantage.

In the last 10 games, Indiana is 2-8 with an average margin of -6.2 (111.0-117.2). Washington has gone 7-3 over the last 10, scoring 117.7 points per game on average while holding opponents to 112.8 (+4.9 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jalen Smith: 6.5 | 16.0 | -9.5
Points per game:
Bennedict Mathurin: 10.4 | 17.2 | -6.8
Rebounds per game:
Myles Turner: 10.2 | 8.0 | +2.2
Jalen Smith: 3.5 | 5.7 | -2.2


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Deni Avdija: 25.4 | 17.8 | +7.6
Kyle Kuzma: 21.0 | 32.8 | -11.8
Points per game:
Kyle Kuzma: 10.0 | 21.3 | -11.3

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Indiana Pacers

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