Golden State Warriors at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 4/5/2018
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Thursday, April 5, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 6 point favorites.
The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 57-21. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.9 as they are averaging 113.9 points per game while giving up 107.0 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 46-32. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.7 points per game and surrendering 104.0, good for a point differential of 1.7.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 33-44-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 37-41-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 45-33-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 29-46-3 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
04/03/18 G Andre Iguodala Knee is "?" Thursday vs Indiana
04/03/18 F Omri Casspi Ankle is "?" Thursday vs Indiana
04/01/18 G Patrick McCaw Back is out indefinitely
03/24/18 G Stephen Curry Knee is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Draymond Green averages 11.1 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.4 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Kevin Durant comes into this contest averaging 26.5 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%.
Myles Turner averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Victor Oladipo averages 23.4 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors allow 107 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league. Golden State averages 113.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.91 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 43.7 rebounds per game and 29.5 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers surrender 104 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 23 assists allowed per contest, and 13th with 42.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game this season. Indiana is 17th in the league with 105.7 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.69. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 42.2 boards per game and 23rd in assists per contest with 22.1. The Pacers are 25th in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The Warriors are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114, and their defensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Golden State is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 28th in the league.
Indiana is 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA. The Pacers are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 108, and their offensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 19th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana +6
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