Warriors vs. Pacers Prediction
Now short-handed, do the Indiana Pacers have any hopes of competing with the Golden State Warriors tonight at 7PM ET?
529 Golden State Warriors vs. 530 Indiana Pacers
Monday, January 28, 2019
7PM ET – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Warriors are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -8.5 points against the Pacers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 225.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 86 percent going on the Warriors on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Warriors win 10th straight
Golden State is riding a 10-game winning streak right now following a 115-111 win at Boston on Saturday. The Warriors are 3-1 against the spread in their four games since bringing DeMarcus Cousins into the fold. Golden State is 35-14 on the season, 17-8 on the road, 22-26-1 against the spread and 27-22 with the over.
The Warriors have the league’s best offense, averaging 118.8 points per game while shooting 49 percent from the field and 38.9 percent from the arc. Defensively, Golden State is giving up 112 points per game while holding opponents to 44.9 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 29.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game to lead the team while Kevin Durant is adding 27.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.9 assists per contest.
Pacers fall without Oladipo
Indiana had a three-game win streak come to an end on Saturday when it suffered a 106-103 loss at Memphis. The Pacers were playing their first game without Victor Oladipo, who suffered a season-ending quad injury last week. Indiana is now 32-16 on the season, 18-6 at home, 25-23 against the spread and 26-22 with the under.
The Pacers have the league’s top defense, as they are giving up just 103.2 points per game while opponents shoot just 44.5 percent against them. Offensively, Indiana is scoring 108.9 points per game while shooting 47.9 percent from the field and 37.3 percent from the arc. Oladipo was averaging 18.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game to lead the team. Domantas Sabonis is averaging 14.8 points and 9.5 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Warriors are 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games and 7-2 ATS in their last nine against Central Division opponents.
The Pacers are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games against a winning team and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 after scoring more than 100 points in their previous game.
Indiana does have a great defense, but the Warriors have yet to meet a defense that can really slow them down. Indiana is now without their top scorer and one of their best defenders. Their struggles showed in a loss at Memphis, a team that has really been among the worst in the league over the last month. Golden State should be just fine to cover this spread as long as it doesn’t have a historically-poor shooting effort.
NBA Prediction: Golden State Warriors -8.5