The Indiana Pacers travel to Oakland on Thursday to battle the Golden State Warriors as an over 10-point underdog. Does Indiana have a shot to keep it close versus the Warriors? Or, will Golden State play well enough to cover the spread?
Pacers vs Warriors NBA Odds, Prediction & Pick
The Pacers will be without head coach Nate McMillan tomorrow night, due to personal reasons. Assistant coach Dan Burke will be acting head coach against the Warriors. https://t.co/fE2LiHq7LZ— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) 20 de marzo de 2019
- When: Thursday, March 21 at 10:30 pm ET
- Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
- TV: FSIN
- Radio: Indiana / Golden State
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- ATS Odds: Golden State -11
- Over/Under Total Odds: 220.5
Why Indiana Pacers are a good bet +11?
Basketball is a game of streaks, which means the Indiana Pacers could most definitely turn their form around after losing 3 straight. The Pacers dropped games to Denver, Portland, and the L.A. Clippers.
The Warriors dominated the last time they faced them. But, Indiana’s too good of a team to not turn their form around soon. Plus, in this battle they’re working with 11 points. Indiana’s got a good shot to keep it closer than the spread.
- Points/G: 107.9
- Field Goal %: 47.5
- 3-Point %: 37.2
- Free Throw %: 75.5
- Rebounds/G: 43
- Points/G: 104.1
- Field Goal %: 45
- 3-Point %: 35.5
- Free Throw %: 75.3
- Rebounds/G: 43.3
Why Golden State Warriors are a good bet -11?
Golden State hasn’t been as dominant as they were the last couple of seasons, but they’re still the best team in the Western Conference. Not only that, but they’ve actually been playing much better the past few games.
The Warriors are 3-1 on the moneyline in their last 4. They’ve also gone 3-1 against the spread in those 4 games. They’re ready to make a push to the playoffs. Indiana won’t keep it close.
- Points/G: 117.7
- Field Goal %: 48.7
- 3-Point %: 37.9
- Free Throw %: 80.5
- Rebounds/G: 46.2
- Points/G: 111.7
- Field Goal %: 44.7
- 3-Point %: 34.9
- Free Throw %: 77.1
- Rebounds/G: 44.2
NBA Betting Trends for Pacers vs Warriors
- Indiana is 2-5 ATS in the last 7 games
- Indiana is 2-5 SU in the last 7 games
- The total went UNDER in 7 of Indiana’s last 8 games
- Golden State is 5-12 ATS in the last 17 games
- Golden State is 17-8 SU in the last 25 games
- The total went UNDER in 5 of Golden State’s last 5 games
Pacers vs Warriors Final NBA Betting Analysis
The last time Indiana took on Golden State, the Warriors dominated 132-100. Although the Warriors are an awful 12-21-1 ATS at home, their home record against the spread isn’t a reflection of who this Golden State Warriors team is.
The addition of Andrew Bogut has started to pay dividends while the return of DeMarcus Cousins will help. But, the bottom line is that Golden State doesn’t respond well against spreads above -10. In fact, they’ve gone 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games as a -10 favorite or higher, making the Pacers the play.
NBA Betting Pick: Indiana +11