Indiana Pacers vs. Golden State Warriors - 3/4/14
Golden State Warriors (36-24) at Indiana Pacers (46-13)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 196 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors invade Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers tonight.
The Warriors have won five of their last seven but will be looking to bounce back tonight after falling to the Raptors by 104-98 on Sunday. Stephen Curry poured in a game-high 34 points while David Lee added 20, but it still wasn't enough as the Raptors ran away with the victory on a 29-20 fourth quarter effort. The Warriors were just too reliant on Curry who played the entire second half because they just weren't getting enough scoring from Klay Thompson who had 12 points or the bench who offered nothing outside of 11 points from Harrison Barnes. Golden State has now lost three of their last five road games to fall to 18-14 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Pacers will be going for a sixth straight win tonight after sneaking past the lowly Jazz by 94-91 on Sunday. Playing on the second night of a back to back, the Pacers didn't quite look at their best on offense but still managed to get a game-high 25 points from David West and 22 points from Paul George. The rest of the team combined to shoot just 34.6 percent from the field but they were able to force 18 turnovers and get to the line with consistency. With the win, Indiana improves to 46-13 overall which is just two games clear of Miami for the first seed in the East.
In ATS trends, the Warriors are 6-0 ATS in their last six games following a loss and 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine games overall, while the Pacers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five home games and 1-6-1 ATS in their last eight games overall.
Head to head, the Warriors are 7-19 ATS in the last 26 meetings overall and 1-11 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Indiana.
The Pacers have won their last five games but they've all come against sub .500 opponents and only one of them came by double digits. The Warriors will offer a much stiffer test tonight but they've been far from impressive in their current road trip so I'm sticking with the Pacers and hoping that they wake up a bit.