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Warriors vs Pacers NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Golden State Warriors at Indiana Pacers
- Where: Indianapolis at Gainbridge Fieldhouse
- Date: Wednesday, December 14th
- Betting Odds IND +1.5, GS -124 | IND +104 O/U 235.5
The Warriors come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 14-14. So far, the team has gone 13-15-0 against the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 1-2 straight-up and 2-1 vs the spread.
Golden State is trying to bounce back from a 128-111 loss to the Bucks. Going into this game, the team was 2 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. Golden State struggled throughout the game, as they were not able to chip away at a 12 point halftime deficit. Leading the team in scoring was Stephen Curry, as he contributed 20 points while hitting 35.3% of his shots.
The Pacers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 14-14. So far, the team has gone 15-13-0 against the spread. The Pacers head into today’s action in the midst of a 2 game losing streak. Their average scoring differential in these defeats is -4.0.
Not only did the Pacers drop their last game to the Heat. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 87-82 as 3 point underdogs. Indiana was not able to make a comeback in this matchup, as they went into the half down by 5. In the loss, Buddy Hield led the team in scoring with 19 points on a field goal percentage of 50.0%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Similar to their season-long average, the Warriors averaged 109.5 points per game vs the Pacers. Similar to the Warriors, the Pacers scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Golden State, the team averaged 110.5 points per game. The ATS record across the previous 5 head-to-head meetings is 4-1 in favor of the Pacers. In these matchups, Indiana has averaged 108 points per game, while allowing 105. The over-under record in these same games is 1-4, with the teams combining for an average of 213 points per game.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
For the season, the Golden State offense is the 3rd ranked unit in the NBA, at 117.4 points per contest. In terms of pace, the Warriors are on the top units in the NBA, averaging 102.4 possessions per game. Thus far, the team’s faced paced style of play has helped their overall numbers, as they are currently the 7th team in made field goals per contest.
So far, the Warriors have played well defensively, as they are ranked 3rd in the league at 105.46 points per contest.
On offense, Stephen Curry leads the Warriors in scoring at 29.6 points per game, placing him 7th in the NBA. Overall, Curry has hit 49.7% of his shots while accounting for 22.5% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 22nd in points allowed to point-guards. At 17.8 points per game, Jordan Poole is the 2nd leading scorer for the Warriors. For the season, he is 156th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 42.7%.
Indiana will look to continue with their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 114.6 points per game (12th). In terms of pace, the Pacers are on the top units in the NBA, averaging 101.2 possessions per game. However, they have not been able to pair this up-tempo speed with overall scoring efficiency, as they are just 20th in made field goals per game.
Currently, the Pacers defense is ranked 26th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 114.94 points per game vs the unit.
Point-Guard Tyrese Haliburton currently leads the Pacers at 19.4 points per game. For the season, he is 106th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 16.6% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Haliburton is averaging 4.3 boards and 10.8 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 19th ranked defense at defending point-guards. Buddy Hield enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 28 games, he is averaging 17.7 and is 169th in the league in player efficiency rating.
Warriors vs Pacers Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Warriors -1.5
- Free Total Prediction: Under 235.5