Golden State Warriors (57-21) at Indiana Pacers (46-32)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers +1.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Golden State Warriors and Indiana Pacers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Golden State Warriors look for another victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 113.9 points on 50.5 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 26.5 points and 6.9 rebounds while Klay Thompson is averaging 19.9 points and 2.6 assists. Draymond Green is the third double-digit scorer and Quinn Cook is dishing 2.5 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 39.2 percent from beyond the arc and 81.5 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have split their last six road games.
The Indiana Pacers look for a statement victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 105.7 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 104 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 23.4 points and 4.3 assists while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 14.2 points and 3.4 rebounds. Myles Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Darren Collinson is dishing 5.4 assists. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won seven of their last nine home games.
The Warriors are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference, 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference, 16-34-2 ATS in their last 52 Thursday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Warriors are 4-12 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Indiana, the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Golden State Warriors are as healthy as they've been in quite some time and are a force even without Curry. However, the Warriors have nowhere to go in the standings and truly nothing to play for. The Indiana Pacers are a fiesty young team that's out to prove itself to the rest of the league and is usually very good at home. The Pacers also still have an outside shot at home court in the first round of the playoffs. I'll take a shot with the free bucket.