Golden State Warriors vs. Indiana Pacers - 1/22/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (22-19) at Golden State Warriors (39-4)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 22, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -12.5 -- Over/Under: 216 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors play host to the Indiana Pacers tonight at the Oracle Arena.
The Warriors will be going for a third straight win after making light work of the Bulls in a 125-94 blowout at home on Wednesday. Stephen Curry led the way with 25 points, seven rebounds and 11 assists, Klay Thompson added 20 points while Harrison Barnes had 19 as the Warriors stormed out to an early double-digit lead and never took their foot off the gas. With another dominant win at home, Golden State improves to a league-best 39-4 on the season and 20-4 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Pacers were able to avoid a fourth straight loss on Tuesday with a 97-94 win at Phoenix. Monta Ellis led the team in scoring with 20 points, Paul George added 19 while Myles Turner had 15 off the bench as the Pacers held off the lowly Suns who pushed them right to the edge. As a team, the Pacers shot just 41 percent from the field and four of 20 from the 3-point arc but they made up for that by forcing the Suns into 22 turnovers which led to 27 points for the Pacers. With the win, Indiana improves to 23-19 on the season and 10-13 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Pacers are 15-5 ATS in their last 20 games against a team with a winning record and 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall, while the Warriors are 2-6-1 ATS in their last nine against the Eastern Conference and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 playing on one days rest.
Head to head, the Pacers are 20-9 ATS in the last 29 meetings overall but the home team is 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
The Pacers have been a little below their best lately but are still a threat to cause an upset in this one. However, the Warriors are coming off a couple of massive wins over elite competition so I'm backing them to make it three big wins in a row tonight.