Golden State Warriors vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 12/13/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Monday, December 13, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (-3.5)
Bankers Life Fieldhouse is the site where the Indiana Pacers (12-16) will attempt to beat the Golden State Warriors (21-5) on Monday. Golden State opens as 3.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 213.
The Warriors took the court against the 76ers and ended up losing by a score of 102-93 in their last contest. Regarding fouls, the Warriors ended up finishing with 22 and the 76ers accumulated 11 fouls. They also buried 9 of 27 shots from distance. Philadelphia ended up shooting 88.5% at the charity stripe by making 23 of their 26 attempts. Moreover, Philadelphia had 39 rebounds (5 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 5 blocked shots. Philadelphia doled out 44 dimes and had 19 steals in the game. When discussing defending, Golden State allowed the other team to shoot 46.1% from the floor on 35 of 76 shooting. They also doled out 21 assists for this game while forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In reference to rebounding, they earned a total of 42 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Warriors buried 13 of their 18 shots for a rate of 72.2%. Golden State wrapped up the game with a 40.0% field goal percentage (34 out of 85) and made 12 out of their 48 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Jordan Poole is someone who was a major contributor in this contest. Poole finished the game at 50.0% from the field and also distributed 2 dimes. He played 37 minutes and also snagged 3 boards. He accumulated 23 points on 7 of 14 shooting.
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Golden State comes into this matchup with a mark of 21-5 on the year. They turn it over 16.1 times per game and as a squad are committing 19.9 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Golden State is collecting 46.9 boards per contest and is sitting with 738 assists on the campaign, which ranks 2nd in the league in terms of passing. The Warriors are hitting 36.7% on shots from beyond the arc (395 of 1,076) and 75.8% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 112.5 points per outing (3rd in basketball) while connecting on 47.0% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Warriors are forcing their opponents into 16.2 turnovers every game and they draw 18.2 personal fouls. They rank 3rd in basketball in giving up assists with 562 surrendered this year. The Warriors are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 42.5% (945 of 2,225) and they surrender 41.7 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They give up 32.3% on 3-pointers and they rank 1st in basketball in PPG from their opponents (100.4).
For their last game, the Pacers went home victorious with a score of 106-93 against the Mavericks. With respect to cleaning up the glass, Indiana allowed Dallas to get 26 overall (12 on the offensive glass). They wrapped up this game 13.8% from distance via 4 out of 29 and finished the contest at 11 of 12 at the free throw line (91.7%). The Pacers permitted the Mavericks to knock down 39 of 84 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 46.4% in the matchup. When the game finished, the Pacers ended up shooting 41 for 87 from the field which had them sitting at 47.1%. With respect to shooting from distance, Indiana made 13 out of their 36 attempts (36.1%). They were able to make 11 of those for a rate of 91.7%. The Mavericks had 12 fouls in the matchup which got the Pacers to the free throw line for 12 tries. They gave up possession 10 times, while recording 7 steals for the matchup. The Pacers were able to pull down 31 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 43 in this matchup.
Domantas Sabonis was important for the Pacers in this game. He buried 9 of 13 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 69.2%, and tallied 10 rebounds. Sabonis earned 24 points in his 35 minutes on the court and tallied 7 assists in this contest.
Indiana has a win-loss record of 12-16 so far this season. When it comes to offense, the Pacers are hitting on 46.1% from the field, which has them ranked 13th in the NBA. Indiana has totaled 3,026 pts this season (108.1 per game) and they average 45.4 rebounds per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 24.0 times per contest (13th in basketball) and they cough up possession 14.3 times per contest. The Pacers are responsible for committing 20.3 fouls every game and they shoot 78.1% from the free throw line.
The Indiana defense concedes 34.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (296 of 849) and opponents are knocking down 78.8% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 21.8 dimes and 42.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 3rd and 5th in basketball. The Pacers on the defensive end are ranked 13th in the league in PPG given up with 106.1. They are forcing 13.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.3% from the field (18th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Indiana (+3.5)
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