Indiana Pacers (6-3) at Golden State Warriors (6-4)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 10:30 pm (Chase Center)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -2 -- Over/Under: 229 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Indiana Pacers and the Golden State Warriors duke it out at the Chase Center on Tuesday night.
The Indiana Pacers have been in decent form as they’ve won six of their first 10 games but they will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after last night’s 127-122 loss at Sacramento. Domantas Sabonis led the team with 28 points, 11 rebounds and three assists, Malcolm Brogdon added 24 points with nine assists while Victor Oladipo and Doug McDermott each scored 21 points. As a team, the Pacers shot 48 percent from the field and 13 of 39 from the 3-point line as they fought hard to take the lead with 1:52 left on the clock, only to see the Kings steal the game with a pivotal 7-0 run to finish on top. Defensively, the Pacers weren’t anywhere near their best as they allowed the Kings to shoot a healthy 56 percent from the field and 15 of 32 from the 3-point line.
Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors have been in great form as they’ve won six of their past eight games and they will be gunning for a third straight win after sneaking past the Raptors in a 106-105 home win on Sunday. Andrew Wiggins led the team with 17 points, Eric Paschall added 15 points in 19 minutes off the bench while Kelly Oubre Jr. chipped in with 12 points. As a team, the Warriors shot just 40 percent from the field and 13 of 46 from the 3-point line as they squandered a 17-point lead before escaping with the narrow win behind Damion Lee who drained the go-ahead free throws with just 4.3 seconds remaining. Stephen Curry came into the game with the hot hand, but he couldn’t find his rhythm at all in this one as he finished with just 11 points on two of 16 shooting.
Looking at the betting trends, the Pacers are 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games playing on zero days rest. The Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games, 1-7 ATS in their last eight games as a home favorite and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the over is 8-3-1 in the last 12 meetings in Golden State.
The Pacers opened as slight favorites in this one, but last night’s loss to the Kings means that the Warriors now open as favorites at home. The Pacers have been one of the most consistent teams in the league this season, but they’re shorthanded and coming off a couple of losses while the Warriors have been playing well and just took down the Raptors despite Curry having a rare off shooting night. The Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and I think that trend continues as they get the win and cover here.