Golden State Warriors vs. Indiana Pacers - 1/7/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (14-22) at Golden State Warriors (27-5)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -11 -- Over/Under: 203 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors play host to the Indiana Pacers at the Oracle Arena tonight.
The Indiana Pacers have won six of their last nine games and will be looking to cap off their four-game road trip with a win after sneaking past the Jazz by 105-101 on Monday. Roy Hibbert led the way with 22 points on eight of 13 shooting while Luis Scola added 16 points as the Pacers stormed out of the gates to an early double digit lead before the Jazz came storming back late in the game. At one stage, the Pacers were up 98-90 with just one minute left in the game before the Jazz cut it down to 101-100 with just 9.0 seconds left. At the end of the day, it was still a solid win which lifts the Pacers to 14-22 overall and 7-13 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors have won four straight and are coming off a 117-91 rout of the Thunder. Harrison Barnes led the scoring with 23 points while Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry scored 19 points each, but this game was all about defense as the Warriors held the Thunder to an amazing 30.6 percent and Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant to a combined eight of 37 from the field. The Golden State Warriors are now an impressive 27-5 on the season and 14-1 at home.
In ATS trends, the Pacers are 9-1-2 ATS in their last 12 games overall and 19-7-2 ATS in their last 28 road games, while the Warriors are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games following a win of more than 10 points and 21-7 ATS in their last 28 games following a win.
Head to head, the Pacers are 19-7 ATS in the last 26 meetings but the Home team is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings overall.
Giving the underrated Pacers this many points is definitely tempting, but I've been burned going against the Warriors at home a couple times this season, so I'm just going to stick with the best team in the league taking care of business at home.