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How the public is betting Pacers vs. Wizards in NBA play-in tournament

The Indiana Pacers and Washington Wizards battle for a chance at the 8-seed in the Eastern Conference on Thursday. We go over how the public is betting the game.

Russell Westbrook #4 of the Washington Wizards dribbles against the Charlotte Hornets during the first half at Capital One Arena on May 16, 2021 in Washington, DC.  Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images

The Indiana Pacers will head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Wizards in the final play-in tournament game in the Eastern Conference. The Pacers demolished the Charlotte Hornets 144-117 in their first game while the Wizards dropped a 100-118 result to the Boston Celtics. Both teams will be fighting for their chance to grab the eighth and final playoff spot to take on the 76ers in the first round, while the loser’s season will come to an end.

Pacers vs. Wizards betting splits

Below is a look at the betting splits among bettors at DraftKings Sportsbook.


The Wizards are heading into this contest as the three-point favorites over the Pacers, as they finished the season on a strong note and swept the regular season series with three wins over the Pacers. Two of those wins came in May with one on the road and one at home. It’s close, but the majority of bettors are picking the Wizards in this one as 53 percent of bets have been made in their favor.


The over/under is set at 238 for this game, which seems a little low for these sides especially after the Pacers just dropped 144 on the Hornets on Tuesday night. The last two meetings between the teams also ended in high-scoring affairs, with the Wizards winning both of them at 133-132 and and 154-141. The majority of bets are coming in favor of over, which seems like the right play here.


The Wizards are favorites at -150 on the moneyline, and it seems as though the public agrees with that assessment as 58 percent of bets so far have been made in their favor. The Pacers are sitting at +125 to win, but with Indiana heading out on the road, missing a few key players to injuries, combined with not having beaten the Wizards this season yet should result in Washington moving on from this one.

IND-WAS Betting Splits

Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
IND Pacers 3 48% 47% Over 238.0 53% 61% +125 28% 42%
WAS Wizards -3 52% 53% Under 238.0 47% 39% -150 72% 58%

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