Indiana Pacers vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 12/5/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Monday, December 5, 2022
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (+10)
Chase Center is the location where the Golden State Warriors will try to beat the Indiana Pacers on Monday. Golden State opens as 10-point favorites. The betting total comes in at 226.
The Pacers faced off with the Jazz and ended up losing by a score of 139-119 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Pacers ended up with 35 while the Jazz finished the game with 28 fouls. They also converted 15 of their 34 attempts from long range. Utah walked away from this one shooting 86.5% when shooting free throws by knocking down 32 of their 37 attempts. In addition, Utah snagged 47 rebounds (8 offensive, 39 defensive) and added 5 blocked shots. Utah dished out 29 assists and had 7 steals in this game. In terms of defending, Indiana allowed their opponent to shoot 55.4% from the field on 46 out of 83 shooting. They also dished out 25 assists for this contest while forcing the other team into 24 turnovers and earning 12 steals. With regard to hauling in boards, they earned 35 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. At the free throw line, the Pacers converted 27 of their 33 attempts for a rate of 81.8%. Indiana ended the contest having earned a 43.5% FG percentage (40 out of 92) and converted 12 of their 34 three-point shots.
Andrew Nembhard is one guy who was a major contributor for the matchup. Nembhard finished shooting 40.0% from the floor and totaled 10 assists. He was on the hardwood for 35 minutes played and snagged 4 boards. He ended up with 13 points on 4 of 10 shooting.
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Indiana will play this contest with a mark of 12-10 on the year. They have an average of 115.8 pts per game (8th in the league) while shooting 44.9% from the floor. The Pacers are shooting 35.7% on three-point attempts (318 of 890) and 79.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, Indiana is grabbing 43.3 rebounds per contest and has tallied 614 dimes on the campaign, which is 7th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 15.7 times per game and as a team they commit 22.2 personal fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Pacers have forced 16.4 turnovers per game and they draw 21.1 personal fouls. They are 13th in the league in giving up assists with 561 conceded this season. The Pacers defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 46.9% (905 of 1,929) and they surrender 45.3 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They give up 36.9% on 3-point attempts and they rank 26th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (116.5).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Warriors took home the win by a final score of 120-101 when they faced the Rockets. The Warriors snagged 29 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards for a total of 35 for this contest. They also turned the ball over 13 times, while earning 8 steals for the game. The Rockets earned 14 fouls for the game which took the Warriors to the free throw line for 10 attempts. They were able to make 5 of the free throws for a percentage of 50.0%. In reference to shots from beyond the perimeter, Golden State knocked down 25 out of 52 tries (48.1%). In all, the Warriors finished the game shooting 45 for 85 from the floor which had them at 52.9%. The Warriors allowed the Rockets to convert 40 out of their 91 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 44.0% in this contest. They finished shooting 10.7% from downtown by connecting on 3 out of 28 and ended up going 18 of 20 at the charity stripe (90.0%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, Golden State allowed Houston to pull down 45 overall (14 offensive).
Andrew Wiggins ended up having an impact for the Warriors in this contest. He converted 14 out of 19 in this game for a field goal percentage of 73.7%, and earned 5 rebounds. Wiggins totaled 36 points in his 34 mins on the court and totaled 2 assists for the contest.
Golden State has a mark of 13-11 for the season. The Warriors are responsible for committing 23.0 fouls per contest and they hit 79.1% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 30.0 times per contest (1st in basketball) and they turn it over 17.1 times per contest. Golden State has 2,825 pts so far this year (117.7 per contest) and they average 42.6 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Warriors are shooting 48.4% from the floor, which is 5th in the league.
The Golden State defense allows 34.3% on 3-point shots (298 of 870) and their opponents are knocking down 78.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 25.5 assists and 44.2 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 16th and 20th in the league. The Warriors are ranked 24th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 116.3. They are forcing 15.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.9% from the floor (8th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Indiana (+10)
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