In this high caliber duel between two of the top-4 squads of each conference, the first in the West and defending champions Golden State Warriors (48-22), looking to turn their latest victory into a streak, are hosting the fourth in the East Indiana Pacers (44-28), who on the other hand want to end their current losing streak.
Date/Time: 03-21-2019, 22:30 EDT
Spread: Golden State Warriors -11.5
Golden State Warriors have a 48-22 record (29-40-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the first place of the West. They have won three of their last four matches and in their last game they won on the road against the Wolves with a 117-107 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Stephen Curry with 28 ppg, adding 5.3 boards and 5.2 dimes per game. He is followed by Kevin Durant with 27.2 ppg, 5.7 dimes and 6.6 boards per game.
Indiana Pacers have a 44-28 record (36-36 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the fourth place of the East. They have three consecutive losses and in their last game they lost on the road against the Clippers with a 109-115 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Victor Oladipo with 18.8 ppg, adding 5.6 boards and 5.2 dimes per game but he will miss the rest of the season with an injury. He is followed by Bojan Bogdanovic with 17.8 ppg and 4.1 boards per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Warriors won on the road with a 100-132 score. Warriors have a 24-10 home record, while the Pacers are 17-19 on the road. Warriors are better offensively, scoring 117.7 ppg to Pacers’ 107.9, while Pacers are better defensively, allowing 104.1 ppg to Warriors’ 111.7 ppg. Warriors have better percentages both in field goals (48.7% to 47.5%) and in 3-pointers (37.9% to 37.2%). They are better in dimes made (29.2 to 25.9) and in boards grabbed (46.2 to 43), while both teams are almost equal in turnovers committed (13.4 to 13.7). Warriors are the absolute favorite and Vegas odds give them a -11.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for an easy home victory.
Indiana Pacers vs Golden State Warriors Prediction: Golden State Warriors -11.5 (-108)
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