Golden State Warriors vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 2/24/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (+4)
The Golden State Warriors (16-15) are headed to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Wednesday where they'll take on the Indiana Pacers (15-14). The spread on this matchup has Indiana as 4-point favorites. The over/under is set at 228.5.
The Golden State Warriors faced off with the Charlotte Hornets and took a loss by a final of 102-100 in their last contest. Golden State ended the contest having earned a 43.5% FG percentage (37 out of 85) and knocked down 13 out of their 39 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Warriors converted 13 of 17 attempts for a rate of 76.5%. With regard to grabbing boards, they collected 39 with 9 of them being offensive. They also dished out 23 dimes for the matchup while earning 10 steals and 3 rejections. Concerning the defense, Golden State allowed the other team to go 49.3% from the floor on 37 of 75 shooting. Charlotte doled out 23 dimes and had 7 steals in this contest. In addition, the Hornets snagged 44 rebounds (4 offensive, 40 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Charlotte went 88.9% from the charity stripe by making 8 of 9 attempts. They buried 20 of 40 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Kelly Oubre is a guy who came through for the matchup. He racked up 25 points on 9 of 19 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36:48 mins and grabbed 6 boards. Oubre finished shooting 47.4% from the field and distributed 2 assists. Another guy that was a major factor in this contest for the Warriors was Andrew Wiggins. He collected 5 rebounds and also tallied 4 dimes. He ended up shooting 53.3% from the floor for the matchup by going 8-of-15 (19 points). When all was said and done, Wiggins was on the court for 33:20 min.
Golden State heads into this matchup with a record of 16-15 for the year. They turn it over 14.4 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 21.9 personal fouls every game. As a team, Golden State is pulling in 43.7 rebounds per contest and has 859 assists on the year, which ranks 2nd in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Warriors are hitting 37.5% on 3-pointers (450 of 1,200) and 77.3% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 114.4 pts per contest (10th in the league) while hitting 46.3% from the field. Defensively, the Warriors are forcing 15.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.7 fouls. They currently rank 12th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 732 conceded on the season. The Warriors defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 44.2% (482 of 642) and they relinquish 48.3 rebounds per game as a squad. They give up 37.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 20th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (112.8).
When they last stepped on the court, the Indiana Pacers went home victorious with a score of 134-128 when they faced the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Pacers earned 41 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 51 for this contest. They stuffed 7 tries while earning 5 steals in this contest. The Timberwolves had 20 personal fouls for the game which got the Pacers to the free throw line for a total of 27 tries. They were able to make 23 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 85.2%. Pertaining to shots from downtown, Indiana buried 13 out of their 26 attempts (50.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Pacers went 49 for 97 from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.5%. The Pacers permitted the Timberwolves to bury 45 of 107 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.1% for this contest. They went 37.5% from three-point range by connecting on 15 out of 40 and ended up shooting 23 out of 25 from the free throw line (92.0%). In reference to rebounding, Indiana permitted Minnesota to grab 44 overall (11 on the offensive glass).
Domantas Sabonis ended up having an impact for the Pacers in this matchup. He made 13 out of 21 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 61.9%, which had him sitting at 36 points. Sabonis grabbed 16 boards in his 45:35 mins of time on the hardwood and earned 10 dimes in this game. Someone else that played a role for Indiana was Malcolm Brogdon. He left the arena with 32 points in 40:42 minutes on the court by going 12 of 22 from the floor for this game. Brogdon wrapped this one up going 54.5% from the field as well as contributing 7 assists and 9 rebounds.
Indiana has a record of 15-14 for the campaign. In terms of offensive execution, the Pacers are connecting on 47.5% from the floor, which ranks 11th in basketball. Indiana has accumulated 3,290 points this year (113.4 per contest) and they pull down 43.0 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 26.8 times per contest (5th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.5 times per game. The Pacers are responsible for committing 20.5 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 77.4% from the free throw line. The Pacers on the defensive end are ranked 14th in the NBA in PPG allowed with 111.9. They are forcing their opponents into 14.8 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.9% from the field (11th in basketball). The Indiana defense surrenders 37.9% on shots from distance (361 of 953) and their opponents are making 78.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 25.7 dimes and 45.4 rebounds on a nightly basis, ranking them 24th and 19th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Golden State (+4)
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