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Golden State Warriors vs Indiana Pacers 12/5/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Indiana Pacers (12-11) vs. Golden State Warriors (13-11)
December 5, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Golden State Warriors -10.5; Over/Under: +241.5
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The Indiana Pacers invade the Chase Center to do battle with the Golden State Warriors on Monday night.

The Indiana Pacers have been in a rut as they’ve lost four of their past five games and they will be hoping to arrest a three-game skid after last night’s 116-100 road loss to the Trail Blazers. Myles Turner led the team with 24 points on 10 of 17 shooting, Buddy Hield added 22 points with 11 rebounds while Andrew Nembhard chipped in with 16 points and eight assists. As a team, the Pacers shot 44 percent from the field and 10 of 33 from the 3-point line which was enough to hang with the Trail Blazers in a tightly contested first half, but the game got away from them in the third quarter where the Trail Blazers exploded for 39 points to make it a blowout in the end. Benedict Mathurin had a rough game as he scored just 10 points on five of 15 shooting off the bench while Isaiah Jackson scored just seven points on two of seven shooting.

Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors have been in great shape as they’ve won seven of their last nine games and they will be eager to build on their two-game win streak after blowing out the Rockets in a 120-101 home win on Saturday. Andrew Wiggins drained eight 3-pointers to finish with 36 points on 14 of 19 shooting, Stephen Curry added 30 points with 10 assists while Jordan Poole chipped in with 21 points and five assists despite foul trouble. As a team, the Warriors shot 52 percent from the field and an impressive 25 of 52 from the 3-point line as they dominated right from the start and jumped out to an early 17-point lead, before they leaned on the shooting of Wiggins and Curry to run away with it late.

Looking at the betting trends, the Pacers are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games playing on zero days rest and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Warriors are 47-22-2 ATS in their last 71 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall.

Head to head, the over is 9-4-1 in the last 14 meetings in Golden State, the Pacers are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Golden State and the Pacers are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall.

The Pacers will be shorthanded once again as Tyrese Haliburton is still out with a groin injury, while the Warriors are keeping an eye on Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole who are both questionable for this one. The Warriors come into this one as the team in better form and they are the obvious favorites, especially with the Pacers missing Haliburton who actually has one of the highest usage rates in the league, but the Pacers are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall. I expect the Pacers to hang around for most of the game, but they are playing this one on zero days rest, so I’ll stick with the Warriors to stay hot with another win and cover at home.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Golden State -10.5

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