Wizards versus Pacers Has Playoff Implications for Both Teams

empty basketball arenaWith the 2014-15 NBA Regular Season winding down and the last 9 games being played on the Wednesday the 15th of April 2015, then on Tuesday the 14th there are only 3 games scheduled and we will preview 1 of those 3 games, that being the Wizards of Washington 45 -34 (5th Eastern Conference-clinched playoff spot) playing the Pacers of Indiana 37-43 (8th Eastern Conference) with the game being played at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana with tip-off taking place at 8 PM ET.

This Tuesday game played at the home of the Pacers of Indiana may well be their last home game during this NBA season, but they are not interested in discussing an early vacation as they still believe they can make a playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. Thus the question that stands out for this upcoming game is can the Pacer make it to a playoff spot with only this game and their last game at Memphis on Wednesday the 15th of April 2015.

If you Bet on NBA at an Online sportsbook and are a Wizards fan, your team is already guaranteed a playoff spot for the upcoming playoffs for the Eastern Conference, and they would like to win this game with Indiana and their Wednesday game against the Cavaliers to be playing their best basketball going into the playoffs. This past Sunday they played well in their 9 point win over the No. 1 Hawks of the Eastern Conference 108-99.

In that game with the Hawks their player that stood out was Wall who had 9 assists and scored some 24 points, and now is averaging 18 points each outing this 2014-15 seasons. Thus he is going to be at his best in their game against the Pacers and in his previous 3 games with them he averaged 52.8% shooting. Another player the Wizards expect to step offensively is Beal who lately has played exceptionally well averaging 48.6% on his shooting and 20 point in that last win over the Hawks.

Then if you’re a Pacers fan, yesterday your Indiana team was able to beat the Thunder of OKC even with their star Westbrook scoring some 54 points, but they still won the game 116-104. The win left the Pacer with little hope to make the last spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Indiana has won their last 5 games straight up and are on a hot streak and their win over the Thunder came thanks to Hibbert and Hill who had an aggregate 49 points and Miles has his career high 30 points in that game, topped off by their bench players scored 31 points in total.

The Pacers will need another game from Miles as he had against the Thunder on Sunday night to overcome the star backcourt duo of Beak and Wall. Also, the Pacers need to come up with a defensive plan to control the Wizards guards Sessions and Wall in a previous game they combined for some 36 points on fast breaks. It seems that as of late the Pacers are hot and thus, the experts pick them to beat the Wizards by 4 points.