Pacers vs. Warriors Prediction
While the Warriors are attempting to hang onto the top seed in the West, the Pacers are fighting for homecourt advantage in the East. The teams will meet Thursday night in Oakland at 10:30 p.m. ET. What’s the best play for bettors in this matchup?
10:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, March 21, 2019
Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Warriors are 11.5-point favorites to beat the Pacers. The total, meanwhile, sits at 220.5 points and as of this writing, 51% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Warriors to cover the point spread.
Indiana Pacers Fantasy Spin
Myles Turner had 11 points, a 3-pointer, five rebounds, two assists, a steal and five blocks in 26 minutes of Tuesday's 115-109 loss to the Clippers. Turner didn't block a shot on Monday and had a total of just three blocks in his previous three games, but righted the ship tonight. The scoring wasn't there, but he shot it well and got his fantasy owners back on track in the blocks category.
Golden State Warriors Fantasy Spin
Stephen Curry scored 36 points (12-of-21 FGs, 4-of-5 FTs) with five assists, three rebounds, two steals, eight triples and two turnovers in Tuesday's 117-107 win over the Wolves. He wasn't even considered a lock to play tonight because this was the second game of a back-to-back after playing 37 minutes vs. the Spurs. The Warriors play three more times this week beginning on Thursday (Pacers at home) which includes another back-to-back on Saturday (Mavs at home) and Sunday (Pistons at home), so there's a strong chance that a DNP-rest is coming. When that happens, Quinn Cook will be a streaming option with averages of 12.5 points, 4.0 assists, 3.8 rebounds, 0.6 steals and 2.0 triples in eight fill-in starts.
NBA Betting Trends
The Pacers are 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600.
The Warriors are 2-14 against the spread in their last 16 games played on Thursday.
These two have been some of the more profitable under teams of late. The under is 7-1 in the Pacers’ last eight games overall, is 5-1 in their last six road gams and has cashed in 23 of their last 31 games when playing on one day of rest. On the other side, the under is 11-1 in the Warriors’ last 12 games overall, is 4-0 in their last four home games and cashed in six of their previous seven games playing on one day of rest.
Thursday NBA Prediction: Pacers/Warriors under 220.5