Indiana Pacers at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks and Tips 3/21/2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019
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The Indiana Pacers head to Oracle Arena to take on the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, March 21, 2019. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 13 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 44-28. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 3.9 as they average 107.9 points per contest while giving up 104.1 per game. The Warriors have an overall mark of 48-22. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They total 117.7 points per contest and give up 111.7, which is a point differential of 5.9.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 35-35-1 against the spread this season
The Indiana Pacers are 28-43-0 against the over/under this year
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 28-40-1 against the spread this season
The Golden State Warriors are 33-36-0 against the over/under this year
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
03/19/19 PG Darren Collison Quad is out Tuesday vs LA Clippers
01/24/19 G Victor Oladipo Knee is out for season
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/02/18 C Damian Jones Shoulder is out indefinitely
03/19/19 C DeMarcus Cousins Ankle is questionable Thursday vs Indiana
03/19/19 PG Shaun Livingston Undisclosed is questionable Thursday vs Indiana
Bojan Bogdanovic comes into this game averaging 17.8 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Myles Turner averages 13.3 points per contest in 28.6 minutes per game. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 7.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Klay Thompson scores 22.5 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.0 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Stephen Curry averages 28.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.3 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 107.9 points per contest, which is 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 43.0 boards per contest and 25.9 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 13.8 per game. The Pacers allow 104.1 points per contest, which is 1st in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 15th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they allow 24.2 assists per game which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 1st in the NBA with 117.7 points per contest this season. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 5.93. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 3rd in the league. They are 9th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.2 boards per contest and 1st in assists per game with 29.2. The Warriors are 15th in turnovers per contest with 14.2. The Warriors give up 111.7 points per game, which ranks them 17th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 24.2 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 44.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Warriors are 11th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per contest this year.
The Pacers are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 105.9 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Indiana is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league.
Golden State is 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 26th in the league. The Warriors are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.8, and their defensive rating of 110 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Golden State -13
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