Indiana Sportsbooks Go Heavy With Pacers Vs. Wizards Play-In Promos

Posted on May 20, 2021

For four NBA teams over the next two nights, it’s win or go home on the road to the NBA Playoffs. The Pacers are one such squad, and Indiana sports betting apps have a deep lineup of Pacers playoff specials ahead of Thursday night’s game at the Washington Wizards.

Indiana dominated the Hornets on Tuesday, snagging a 144-117 victory and moving on to the next round in the NBA Play-In Tournament.

The Pacers need a win to make it to the Playoffs, and Indiana bettors can get boosted odds on them doing exactly that. A few single-game parlays are part of the promo action as well.

Pacers Play-In specials abound at Indiana sportsbooks

Among the deals for Thursday’s 8 p.m. ET Play-In Tournament contest are the aforementioned parlays, single bets with boosted odds, and a generous pool.

Broken down by operator, here are short summaries of a few specials for betting on the Pacers available right now:

  • BetMGM Sportsbook: +290 odds on Malcolm Brogdon to score at least 20 points and the Pacers to win
  • BetRivers Sportsbook: +340 odds on the Pacers to win and the Over of 238.5
  • DraftKings Sportsbook: $20 entry in a Pacers vs. Washington Wizards pool with $3,000 to first place
  • FanDuel Sportsbook: +150 odds on two 3-point baskets made in the first three minutes of the game
  • PointsBet Sportsbook: +190 odds on Domantas Sabonis to score 20+ points and the Pacers to win
  • William Hill Sportsbook: Pacers moneyline boosted to +225 (maximum wager of $25)

Of course, traditional markets along with props and in-game bets will be available for tonight. Right now, a Pacers win would pay off nicely for bettors.

Odds for Play-In Game vs. Washington

Indiana sportsbooks have settled on a consensus number for the spread in Thursday’s game. The Pacers come in as an underdog against the Wizards.

The lines on the total are pretty consistent, veering only between 237 and 238 at various books. So, how do things look for Indiana heading into the game?

Not boding well for the Pacers in this quest to nab the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs is their record against Washington this season.

The Wizards swept all three meetings and scored at least 130 points in each matchup.

However, Indiana might have a little more momentum in the quest to the postseason than Washington.

The Pacers ran up 144 points in their first Play-In Tournament game against the Charlotte Hornets.

Meanwhile, Washington went just 3-for-21 from the 3-point range in their loss to the Boston Celtics during their Play-In game. Additionally, Wizards guard Bradley Beal was visibly hampered by a lingering hamstring injury.

The real concern for the Pacers could be Beal’s backcourt counterpart, Russell Westbrook. Indiana has struggled to contain him this season. He averaged an impressive 27.3 points, 20 assists, and 18 rebounds in those three games against the Pacers during the regular season.

Indiana will also be without Caris LeVert Thursday. If the Pacers can keep Westbrook from doing untold damage again and replicate their offensive efficiency against Charlotte, they stand a solid chance to pull off the upset.

If that happens, Indiana bettors who got in on these Pacers playoff specials will be pleased as punch.

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