Golden State Warriors vs Indiana Pacers Preview, Prediction, and Free Pick 1-28-2018




Golden State Warriors vs Indiana Pacers	Preview, Prediction, and Free Pick 1-28-2018

Golden State Warriors (35-14) vs Indiana Pacers (32-16)

Date : 01/28/2019
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : Banker’s Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

Golden State Warriors vs Indiana Pacers

The Golden State Warriors will continue their East Coast road trip as they will face the Indiana Pacers on Monday night at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Pacers has been on a three-game winning streak before running into a motivated yet struggling Memphis Grizzlies squad in their last time out as they suffered the defeat due to  a severe drop off in offensive production due to the loss of their starter in Victor Oladipo in their last outing versus the Toronto Raptors. Nonetheless, Bojan Bogdanovic led the team with 21 points while Darren Collison also chipped in 18 points while dishing out 8 assists as the Pacers possessed 5 double digit scorers while shooting just 43% on the night in the loss.

On the other hand, the Golden State Warriors were able to win their 10th straight game as they picked up a huge victory on the road versus the Boston Celtics as Kevin Durant powered in 33 points while Steph Curry and Klay Thompson  put up 22 and 17 points, respectively, as Curry and Thompson sealed the game with late free throws to pick up the much-needed victory. In all, the Warriors are just 4 – 13 against the spread in the last 17 meetings at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Interestingly enough,, the Warriors are 11-23 against the spread in the last 34 meetings versus the Indiana Pacers, overall.

 

Golden State Warriors's Latest Performance :

The Golden State Warriors will be looking to end a five-game road trip as they will face an Indiana team that will be looking to get back into the win column after falling to the Grizzlies in their last outing. Nonetheless, while the Pacers are winners of four of their last six games overall, the Warriors have certainly been on an extended winning streak as well as they won their 10th straight game versus the Boston Celtics in the last outing as they are currently 4-0 during their road trip thanks to 12 three pointers on the night along with 33 points from Kevin Durant, who also pulled down nine rebounds.   Steph Curry along with Klay Thompson combined to go 9-20 from three-point range while ending with 24 and 21 points, respectively, while DeMarcus Cousins finished with 15 points along with eight rebounds as Golden State continues to roll while remaining atop the Pacific Division of the Western Conference.

As stated, they would certainly like to extend their  momentum in which to go undefeated in their current five-game road trip as they will be facing a reeling Indiana Pacers squad that will be looking for answers on the offensive end. Despite their troubles on the offensive end, however, Indiana has been able to remain solid on the defensive end lately as well as throughout the season and will certainly be looking forward to the challenge that presents them when facing a Warriors offense that has put up at least 126 points in two of their last three games.

 

Indiana Pacers's Latest Performance :

The offense for Indiana certainly labored in their last contest versus the Memphis Grizzlies as they were only able to shoot 43% from the floor, as stated, while getting 21 points from Bogdanovich along with 18 from Coliseum.  Myles Turner also contributed 14 points to the losing effort as the defense for Indiana was a bit more giving as usual in this contest as they allowed a struggling offensive unit for  Memphis to shoot 49% from the floor on the night as Mike Conley had 22 points while also dishing out 11 assists in the win. On the other hand, Jaren Jackson Jr posted 20 points on the night while Marc Gasol also played well in posting 18 points while pulling down seven rebounds in the win for Memphis.

Nonetheless, the Pacers are at a point in the season to where they continue to be a bit shell-shocked due to the loss of Oladipo and will certainly take a bit of time in which to regain their footing from earlier play..”It was a lot of emotions,” Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. ”Whenever you lose a guy to an injury such as that – a season-ending injury – a lot of emotions are involved. But what you have to do, which is part of the game, you have to move on.”

 

How Golden State Warriors & Indiana Pacers Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

 

Golden State is 22-26-1 ATS while the OU is 27-22

Indiana is 25-23 ATS while the OU is 22-26

 

 

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

Look for this to be a very interesting matchup amongst these two squads as Indiana will be looking to get back into the win column, as stated, while Golden State will be looking to end their road trip on a very positive note. One should certainly look for Indiana to lead from the defensive end in this contest as they will be looking to limit offensive opportunities for a Golden State team that has been red-hot from the perimeter lately. On the other hand, look for Indiana to also push the pace in this contest in which to pick up easy buckets in transition as well.

Against The Spread Selection: Pick; Golden State Warriors

My reason for the pick :

 

 

Look for the  Warriors to pick up the victory in this contest as the Indiana Pacers will still be looking to find ways in which to make up for lost production due to the loss of Oladipo. On the other hand, the Warriors will continue to roll in this contest as they will push the pace in which to catch a solid defense for the Pacers on its heels. Of course, with Durant, Curry, along with Thompson playing the way they are at this point in the season, one can expect a huge blowout  to be looming as Golden State will continue their stellar play on both sides of the ball in the end.

 

 

Totals Selection: Pick: Under

My reason for the prediction :

And while Golden State will certainly put some points  on the board throughout the contest, look for this game to remain rather low-scoring as the Pacers, as stated, will be looking to assert themselves on the defensive end, first and foremost.  It will be important to note that Indiana has not allowed three of their last six opponents to surpass the 100-point mark while teams are averaging just  107 points in their last six outings. With that being the case, look for Indiana to have a solid night on the defensive end, despite the Big 3 coming up with big shots throughout the course of the game.

Betting trends for Golden State Warriors:

  • Over is 7-0 in Warriors last 7 games following a ATS win.
    Warriors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
    Warriors are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.

Betting trends for Indiana Pacers:

  • Indiana Over is 8-1 in Pacers last 9 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
    Over is 6-1 in Pacers last 7 games following a ATS loss.
    Under is 5-1 in Pacers last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.

Falepa

A sports analyst and enthusiast, Filipa enjoys writing articles for NHL, NBA, NCAAB, and, of course, for NCAAF. In addition, he enjoys the true art of breaking down games in such as way as to locate certain trends that can impact future contests. With a willingness to research, construct, and relay information that any reader can understand, Filipa aims to provide the reader with interesting & indepth knowledge for upcoming sporting events.