Golden State Warriors vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 12/14/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
Gainbridge Fieldhouse is where the Indiana Pacers will attempt to beat the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday.
The Warriors played the Celtics and walked away with a win by a score of 123-107 in their last contest. Regarding personal fouls, the Warriors finished with 20 while the Celtics recorded 14 personal fouls. They buried 12 out of their 40 tries from beyond the arc. Boston ended up going 73.1% when shooting free throws by knocking down 19 of 26 tries. On top of that, Boston totaled 39 boards (6 offensive, 33 defensive) and had 6 rejections. Boston earned 17 assists and had 8 steals for this game. With respect to the defense, Golden State allowed 43.7% from the field on 38 of 87 shooting. They also doled out 26 assists for the game while forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and having 3 steals. In regard to getting rebounds, they collected 53 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. From the free throw line, the Warriors knocked down 16 of their 20 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. Golden State finished the contest with a 51.1% FG percentage (47 out of 92) and knocked down 13 of 39 shots from distance.
Klay Thompson is a guy who was a factor for the contest. Thompson finished the contest at 53.8% from the floor and totaled 2 assists. He saw the court for 36 mins and also totaled 5 rebounds. He scored 34 points on 14 of 26 shooting.
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Golden State heads into this one with a record of 14-13 on the season. They cough up possession 16.7 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 22.5 fouls per contest. As a unit, Golden State is collecting 43.1 rebounds per game and has tallied 798 assists on the campaign, which is 1st in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Warriors are hitting 37.6% on 3-point shots (440 of 1,171) and 78.9% from the free throw line. They have an average of 117.6 points per outing (4th in the NBA) while going 48.1% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Warriors have forced 15.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.4 fouls. They give up 34.6% on 3-point shots while they are 23rd in basketball in points per game from their opponents (116.1). The Warriors defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 46.2% (1,122 of 2,429) and they surrender 44.0 boards per game as a unit. They are 14th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 680 conceded on the year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Pacers took a loss by a final score of 87-82 against the Heat. In the matter of cleaning the glass, Indiana permitted Miami to grab 48 overall (9 on the offensive side). They finished 26.5% from 3-point land by going 9 of 34 and walked away from this one shooting 14 out of 18 at the free throw line (77.8%). The Pacers allowed the Heat to knock down 32 of 83 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 38.6% in this contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Pacers shot 28 out of 79 from the floor which had them at 35.4%. With regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, Indiana made 11 of 39 tries (28.2%). They were able to convert 15 of the free throw tries for a rate of 75.0%. The Heat were called for 17 personal fouls in this game which got the Pacers to the charity stripe for a total of 20 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while recording 7 steals for the matchup. The Pacers pulled down 37 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 45 for this contest.
Buddy Hield ended up being a major contributor for the Pacers in this game. Hield earned 19 points in his 36 mins of playing time and earned 2 assists for the matchup. He made 8 out of 16 in this game for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and accumulated 9 rebounds.
Indiana has a record of 14-14 for the campaign. When it comes to offense, the Pacers are connecting on 45.3% from the floor, which is 24th in the league. Indiana has accumulated 3,210 pts on the campaign (114.6 per game) and they average 42.5 boards per game. They are earning an assist 26.9 times per game (7th in basketball) and they turn it over 15.9 times per game. The Pacers have committed 21.8 fouls per game while shooting 78.9% from the free throw line.
The Pacers on defense are ranked 21st in the league in points allowed per game with 115.6. They are able to force 16.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.9% from the floor (15th in the NBA). The Indiana defense gives up 36.2% on 3-point attempts (344 of 951) and opponents are knocking down 81.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 25.4 dimes and 45.9 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 16th and 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Golden State
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