Teddy Covers betting the Wizards -5 points over the Pacers on February 10th 2017
Washington Wizards vs. Indiana Pacers
Point Spread Pick: Washington -5 (February 10th 2017)
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The Wizards weren’t sharp at Brooklyn following their loss to the Cavs; lucky to escape with an overtime win. Head coach Scott Brooks: “Two things happened tonight: We gambled because we wanted to go for steals for layups, and we didn’t box out. Brooklyn got offensive rebounds, and that was the game. That gave them a chance every time we had the lead by 10 to 12 points. … We’re glad we got the win, but we still have to play much better heading into our home floor.”
Forward Markieff Morris: “Confidence, everybody’s confidence is high. Everybody’s playing with a lot of swag. We just have to keep continuing to play together and playing defense.” Bradley Beal: “We’re a totally different team (from the beginning of the season). In every way. Our confidence, our swag as a team. Everything is a lot better.”
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So, we’ve got a hungry, motivated Wizards team that has been severely undervalued for months; coming off a home loss and a subpar showing. When hungry and motivated , there’s a case to be made that the Wizards are the second best team in the East right now, ahead of Boston or Toronto in the pecking order. Indiana is still a notch or two down compared to the top four in the East.
The Wizards took the Cavs to OT, deprived of victory only thanks to a banked in LeBron desperation 3 at the buzzer. The Pacers played the Cavs in their next game, and they were never in it after halftime; suffering a 15 point home loss despite 50% shooting overall , 52% from three point range and 85% from the free throw line; about as well as they can play offensively. There’s a class difference between these two squads right now that is simply not reflected in this relatively short pointspread. Take the Wizards.
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