Indiana Pacers vs Washington Wizards Odds, Injury Report, and Predictions for Oct. 28

Tyrese Haliburton - Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
Tyrese Haliburton - Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports /

Despite welcoming Myles Turner back to the lineup, the Indiana Pacers turned in another poor defensive showing on Wednesday, falling to division mate Chicago Bulls on the road to fall to 1-4 early in the season.

Now approaching the third leg of their five-game road trip, the Pacers once again tussle with the Washington Wizards, a team that has already beaten them. Whereas Indiana has struggled to carve out wins, the hosts have surprisingly jumped to to a 3-1 start this season, tied for second in the Eastern Conference.

The Wizards narrowly won in their lone meeting with the Pacers this season on opening day, 114-107. Indiana leads the all-time series, 103-85, but Washington has won two straight against them dating back to last season.

Friday, Oct 28. 3-1. 142. Wizards -5.5. 7:30 PM ET. 1-4. 100. Bally Sports Indiana

Pacers vs Wizards Odds, Spread, Over/Under & Betting Pick

The latest odds from FanDuel Sportsbook have Washington as -5.5 favorites at home against visiting Indiana. The Wizards stand as -210 money line favorites while the Pacers are currently +176 money line underdogs.

The over/under for this contest has been set at 229.0. The oddsmakers are expecting a moderately high-scoring affair between both teams.

Projected Pacers Starting Lineup Tonight

SF: Aaron Nesmith

PF: Jalen Smith

C: Myles Turner

SG: Buddy Hield

PG: Tyrese Haliburton

Pacers Injury Report

Daniel Theis (knee) is expected to remain out. Meanwhile, head coach Rick Carlisle will also be without the team against the Wizards due to personal reasons. Expect assistant Lloyd Pierce to assume the robe on the sidelines.

Indiana Pacers vs Washington Wizards Prediction

The Pacers are only missing Daniel Theis, but even at full strength, counting on them to suddenly flip the switch drastically on defense is quite the reach. This is moreso the case against a Wizards team which, in a normal day, enjoys the services of three 20-point scorers in Bradley Beal, Kristaps Porzingis, and even Kyle Kuzma. The smart bet is on Washington to out-gun Indiana at home.

Pacers 109, Wizards 116

What channel is the Indiana Pacers game on?

Friday’s contest will be available on Bally Sports Indiana and will tip off at 7:30 PM EDT.

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Pacers Next Game and Schedule

The Pacers remain on the road for two consecutive road games against the Nets before heading  back home to face the Heat and the Pelicans after a three-day break.

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*Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.