Date/Time: 03-21-2019, 22:30 EDT
Spread: Golden State Warriors -11.5
The first team of the West is facing the 4th of the East in tonight’s game, as the Indiana Pacers, who want to end their active losing streak and return to the winning ways, are visiting the defending champions Golden State Warriors, who have been mediocre lately and are 5-5 in their last 10 games.
Pacers are 44-28 so far in the league and are sitting on the 4th place of the Eastern conference. They have lost their last 3 games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by the Los Angeles Clippers on the road, 109-115. Warriors are 48-22 so far in the league and are sitting on top of the Western Conference. They are 3-1 in their last 4 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against Minnesota on the road, 117-107.
Top Basketball BookmakersIndiana are led in scoring by Victor Oladipo with 18.8 ppg. He also adds 5.6 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game but he is out for the season. Bojan Bogdanovic follows with 17.8 ppg, adding 4.1 rebounds per game, while Domantas Sabonis adds 14.2 ppg and a team high 9.2 rebounds per game. Golden State are led in scoring by Stephen Curry with 28 ppg. He also adds 5.3 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game, while Kevin Durant follows with 27.2 ppg, adding 5.7 rebounds and 6.6 rebounds per game. Klay Thompson adds 22.5 ppg and 4 rebounds per game.
Golden State won the previous matchup against Indiana this season by 32 points on the road. Golden State are 24-10 at home, while Indiana are 17-19 on the road. Golden State are have theb best offense in the league with 117.7 ppg to Indiana’s 107.9, while Indiana have a better defense, allowing 104.1 ppg to Golden State’s 111.7 ppg. Golden State have a better accruacy both from the field (48.7% to 47.5%) and from behind the arc (37.9% to 37.2%). Warriors also grab more rebounds (46.2 to 43) and dish more assists per game (29.2 to 25.9), while both squads commit almost the same number of turnovers per game (13.4 to 13.7). A struggling lately Indiana team don’t pose a threat in the defending champions’ home court, so pick the Warriors for an easy win today.
Indiana Pacers vs Golden State Warriors Prediction: Golden State Warriors -11.5 (-108)