An Eastern Conference showdown has the Indiana Pacers (1-4) going on the road to take on the Washington Wizards (3-1) on Friday night. The Pacers are looking to get back on track and halt their two-game skid. On Oct. 26, they dropped 124-109 to the Chicago Bulls. Meanwhile, Washington defeated the Detroit Pistons 120-99 in their previous outing. Daniel Theis (knee) is out for Indiana, while Corey Kispert (ankle) and Delon Wright (hamstring) are out for Washington.

Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Wizards as a 5-point favorite in the latest Pacers vs. Wizards odds. The over/under for total points is set at 228.5. Before making any Wizards vs. Pacers picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven model

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Now, the model has set its sights on Pacers vs. Wizards. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Wizards vs. Pacers:

  • Pacers vs. Wizards spread: Wizards -5
  • Pacers vs. Wizards Over-Under: 228.5 points
  • Pacers vs. Wizards money line: Washington -215, Indiana +178
  • IND: Pacers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight-up record
  • WASH: Under is 6-1 in the Wizards' last 7 overall
  • Pacers vs. Wizards picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why the Wizards can cover

Guard Bradley Beal can get a bucket at any level on the floor, and he owns the ball handle and the playmaking ability to get clean looks at the rim. The three-time All-Star can explode to the basket and finish through contact. He is averaging 20.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game. On Oct. 23, he amassed 27 points, four rebounds, and five assists.

Forward Kyle Kuzma makes an impact in different areas for this squad. Kuzma attacks the glass consistently and will pull down his fair share of rebounds. The Utah product uses his good footwork to get into a solid position on both offense and defense. Kuzma is logging 21 points and 6.8 rebounds per game, and he dropped 25 points with six boards in his last outing.

Why the Pacers can cover

Guard Buddy Hield is a superb perimeter shooter for this ball club. Hield is able to knock a jumper down from anywhere on the floor with a nice touch on his shots. The Oklahoma product is averaging 15.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and is shooting a team-high 42% from downtown. In his last game, Hield racked up 25 points, three rebounds, and four assists.

Forward Jalen Smith is a smooth and fluid athlete who plays with good speed and can quickly change directions. The Maryland product attacks the glass constantly and uses plenty of ball fakes at the rim. Smith is putting up 13.8 points and 8.8 rebounds per game, and on Oct. 24, he logged 17 points and 10 rebounds. 

How to make Pacers vs. Wizards picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 231 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 70% of simulations. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Wizards vs. Pacers? And which side of the spread hits in almost 70% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.