The Golden State Warriors (23-25) travel to face off against the Indiana Pacers (29-23) on Thursday, February 8th. This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.
Warriors vs Pacers
The Warriors Are Coming Off A Win
The Warriors’ most recent game versus the 76ers saw Andrew Wiggins lead the Warriors with 21 points while shooting 9/14 from the field. Klay Thompson also contributed 18 points as the Warriors won by a score of 127-104 vs. the 76ers.
With their overall record of 23-25, the Warriors have won two straight games and are looking to add to their win total today. In non-conference play, the Warriors have gone 11-6 while going 12-19 against Western Conference teams.
Golden State is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 24-23. This season, Golden State has a 12-17 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 12-6 as underdogs.
The Pacers Are Coming Off A Win
In their most recent game, the Pacers took down the Rockets by a score of 132-129. The Pacers managed to secure te win, even though they were behind at halftime 75-68.
Coming into today’s game, the Pacers have won their last two games and are 29-23 overall. In the Eastern Conference, they are currently 6th and are 3rd in the Central division.
In terms of the spread, Indiana currently holds an ATS record of 28-22, which is above .500. This season, Indiana has a 11-11 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 17-11 when playing as underdogs.
Warriors Offense Breakdown
The Warriors come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 118.9 points per game (6th).
When it comes to scoring, the Warriors have been one of the best teams in the league. They are averaging 118.9 points per game, which is 6th in the NBA. On the road, they are even better, averaging 119.6 points per game.
Golden State’s offensive style is heavily reliant on the three-point shot. They are 4th in the league in three-point attempts (39.6 per game), and 4th in made threes (14.8 per game). Overall, they are shooting 37% from beyond the arc.
When it comes to pace, the Warriors are 9th in the league at 100 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are shooting 47% overall, which is 18th in the NBA.
Pacers Offense Breakdown
Today, the Pacers enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 124.3 points per game (1st).
At home, the Pacers are averaging 126.9 points per game, which is the highest in the NBA. Overall, they are the top-scoring team in the league, averaging 124.3 points per game. Indiana is also the top field goal shooting team in the league at 50%.
In terms of pace, the Pacers are 3rd in the league at 101.8 possessions per game. They have attempted the 6th most two-pointers this season and are converting on 58% of their attempts, which is the best mark in the NBA.
When it comes to three-point shooting, Indiana is 8th in made threes but just 12th in attempts. They are hitting 38% of their shots from beyond the arc. In terms of offensive rebounds, the Pacers are 19th in the league.
Warriors Team Defense
The Warriors’ defense is presently ranked 20th in the league, allowing an average of 118.1 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Warriors are causing 13.9 turnovers per game, ranking 23rd in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 27th in rejections, averaging 4.1 blocked shots each game.
Pacers Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Pacers’ defense is giving up an average of 122.5 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Pacers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 56.7% and 37.4% from three-point territory.
Key Players For The Warriors And Pacers
Our game forecasts for today suggest that Stephen Curry is set to be the main scorer for the Warriors, recording 27 points and shooting 9/19 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 27.7 points per game, along with 4.4 rebounds.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Tyrese Haliburton to be the top scorer for the Pacers. Our projection has him finishing the game with 22, and he is expected to secure 4 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 49.8%, and he is contributing 22.5 points per game on average.
Warriors vs Pacers Trends
- Across their ten previous road games, Golden State has an ATS mark of 6-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 5-5 while averaging 120 points per game.
- Across their five previous home games, Indiana has an ATS mark of 2-2-1. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-4 while averaging 113 points per game.
- As the betting underdog, the Warriors have an ATS mark of just 7-3 in their last ten games. Golden State posted a straight up mark of 2-8 in these matchups.
- In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Pacers have a straight up record of 8-2 and an ATS mark of 5-5.
When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Warriors vs. Pacers game, our recommendation is to take the Warriors at +7. Despite our model showing the Pacers winning 114-113, we like Warriors as our point-spread pick.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 250.5 and our model has the Warriors and Pacers finishing with a combined 227 points. Our pick is to take the under.
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