Check out our free Pacers vs Warriors pick and preview for this NBA game in San Francisco. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Pacers vs Warriors NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Indiana Pacers at Golden State Warriors
- Where: San Francisco at Chase Center
- Date: Monday, December 5th
- Betting Odds GS -9.5, IND +355 | GS -480 O/U 241.0
So far, the Pacers have put together an overall record of 12-11, while going 13-10-0 vs the spread. Indiana will take the court having lost 3 straight games. The team has an average scoring margin of -19.67 in these matchups.
Indiana is trying to bounce back from a 116-100 loss to the Trail Blazers. Going into this game, the team was 5 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. The game got away from Indiana in the 2nd half, as the Trail Blazers extended their 5 point halftime lead to grab a 16 point win. In the loss, Myles Turner led the team in scoring with 24 points on a field goal percentage of 58.8%.
So far, the Warriors have put together an overall record of 13-11, while going 11-13-0 vs the spread. In today’s game, Golden State will look to extend their 2 game winning streak. Over this stretch, they have an average scoring margin of 13.5 points.
In their previous game, the Warriors took down the Rockets by a score of 120-101. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 11 point favorites. Golden State went on to win the game, as they led by 16 heading into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Andrew Wiggins, as he contributed 36 points while hitting 73.7% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the 2021-2022 regular season, the Warriors and Pacers split their head-to-head season series. In these matchups, each team won on their opponents home floor. Similar to their season-long average, the Pacers averaged 110.5 points per game vs the Warriors. Just like the Pacers, the Warriors maintained their usual level of scoring in head-to-head matchups, averaging 109.5 points per game vs Indiana. The Pacers have had the better record vs the spread over the last 5 games, going 4-1. The team’s average scoring margin in these contests sits at 4 points per game. Over the course of these games, they averaged 220 points per game, leading a 2-3 over-under record.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Coming into today’s action, Indiana is averaging 115.1 points per contest. This figure places them 9th in the league. The Pacers come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.3 made 3’s per game. If the Indiana offense is going to continue to produce at a high level, they will need to do a better job taking care of the ball as they are turning the ball over at an above-average rate.
Defensively, Indiana has had its problems giving up an average of 114.94 points per game (26th).
A key injury to note in this game is the absence of the Pacers 2nd leading scorer, Tyrese Haliburton. In his 22 games, Haliburton is averaging 19.09 points per game while dishing out 10.86 assists and grabbing 4.68 rebounds. In his absence, the team will be looking for even more production out of Bennedict Mathurin, who leads the team and is 59th in the NBA at 18.48 points per contest. For the season, he has connected on 42.5% of his field goal attempts while taking 15.0% of the team’s shots from the floor.
Coming into today’s action, Golden State is averaging 117.7 points per contest. This figure places them 4th in the league. In terms of pace, the Warriors are on the top units in the NBA, averaging 102.4 possessions per game. Not only is the team playing at an up-tempo pace, but they have been able to pair this style with one of the better field goal percentages in the NBA at 48.4%.
Against the Pacers, the Warriors will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 3rd ranked unit at 105.46 points per game.
Before getting a bet down on this matchup, be sure to check in on the health status of Andrew Wiggins who is 2nd on the team in scoring at 19.09 points per game. At the time of this article, Wiggins is listed as questionable. For the season, he is 5th on the team in usage rate and is 74th in the NBA in player efficiency rating. If he is able to play, Golden State benefit from having both of their top scorers as Stephen Curry leads the team and is 5th in the league in scoring (30.77). For today’s matchup, he will going against a defense ranked 15th in points allowed to point-guards.
Pacers vs Warriors Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Warriors -9.5
- Free Total Prediction: Under 241.0
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