Indiana Pacers vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 1/12/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (-1)
Chase Center is the venue where and the Golden State Warriors (6-4) will take on the Indiana Pacers (6-3) on Tuesday. The spread on this matchup has Indiana as 1-point favorites. The over/under opens at 229.
The Indiana Pacers played the Phoenix Suns and went home with a loss by a final score of 125-117 in their last contest. Indiana ended the contest with a 47.8% field goal percentage (44 of 92) and converted 12 of their 29 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Pacers converted 17 of 24 tries for a percentage of 70.8%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they earned 52 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 23 dimes for the game in addition to earning 2 steals and 4 blocks. With regard to the defense, Indiana allowed 48.9% from the field on 46 of 94 shooting. Phoenix distributed 33 assists and had 6 steals in this game. Moreover, the Suns collected 40 rebounds (4 offensive, 36 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Phoenix shot 100.0% at the charity stripe by converting 17 of their 17 shots. They made 16 of 41 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Domantas Sabonis is a guy who was a major factor in this matchup. He scored 28 points on 12 out of 24 shooting. He played for 41:28 mins played and pulled down 22 rebounds. Sabonis finished the contest at 50.0% from the floor and also totaled 4 dimes. One more player that played a role in this matchup for the Pacers was Malcolm Brogdon. He snagged 6 boards and also accounted for 9 dimes. He finished the game shooting 35.0% from the floor in the game by going 7-of-20 (22 points). Overall, Brogdon played for 39:14 min.
Indiana will enter this game with a mark of 6-3 on the campaign. They turn it over 13.4 times per game and as a squad they commit 22.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Indiana is grabbing 42.2 rebounds per contest and has totaled 238 assists for the season, which ranks 15th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Pacers are shooting 36.9% on shots from 3-point land (111 of 301) and 75.0% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 115.0 pts per game (7th in the league) while hitting 48.9% from the field. On the defensive end, the Pacers have forced 15.4 turnovers every game while drawing 19.2 fouls. They rank 6th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 213 relinquished so far this season. The Pacers defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.5% (139 of 173) and they relinquish 43.8 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are relinquishing 39.6% on shots from downtown and they rank 14th in the NBA in points per game allowed (109.9).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Golden State Warriors went home victorious with a score of 106-105 when they faced the Toronto Raptors. The Warriors were able to pull down 39 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 51 in this contest. They also rejected 10 attempts while recording 2 steals for the game. The Raptors were called for 22 personal fouls in this contest which took the Warriors to the charity stripe for a total of 19 tries. They were able to make 17 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 89.5%. In regard to shots from beyond the arc, Golden State knocked down 13 of 46 tries (28.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Warriors finished 38 out of 93 from the floor which had them shooting 40.9%. The Warriors allowed the Raptors to convert 39 out of 96 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 40.6% in this contest. They finished 34.2% from beyond the arc by hitting 13 of 38 and ended up going 14 out of 22 at the free throw line (63.6%). In the matter of rebounding, Golden State allowed Toronto to pull down 48 in total (13 offensive).
Andrew Wiggins was important for the Warriors in this contest. He converted 7 of 17 for the matchup giving him a rate of 41.2%, which gave him 17 points. Wiggins pulled down 2 rebounds in his 34:20 minutes of time on the court and had 4 dimes for the contest. One more player that was pivotal for Golden State was Eric Paschall. He ended up scoring 15 points in his 18:38 mins on the court by going 5 out of 10 shooting for this contest. Paschall walked away from this one going 50.0% from the field in addition to earning 2 assists and 2 boards.
Golden State has a mark of 6-4 on the campaign. As an offense, the Warriors are hitting on 44.2% from the field, which is 26th in the league. Golden State has earned 1,137 points this season (113.7 per game) and they pull down 44.0 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 24.9 times per game (14th in the league) and they are turning it over 14.5 times per contest. The Warriors are committing 23.5 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 80.9% from the free throw line. The Warriors are ranked 26th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 116.6. The Golden State defense gives up 39.6% on shots from distance (147 of 371) and their opponents are knocking down 77.5% of their foul shots. They have given up 21.8 assists and 49.2 rebounds every game, which ranks 3rd and 29th in the league. They are able to force 16.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.6% from the floor (8th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Golden State (+1)
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