Golden State Warriors at Indiana Pacers
|Date & Time||Monday January 28, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)|
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
The Line: Indiana +8.5 -- Over/Under 225.5
NBAt, NSBA, FSIN
The Indiana Pacers play host to the Golden State Warriors at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Monday night.
The Golden State Warriors have been on fire lately as they’ve won 12 of their last 13 games and they will be looking to build on their current 10-game win streak after sneaking past the Celtics in a 115-111 road win on Saturday. Kevin Durant led the team with 33 points, Stephen Curry drained six 3-pointers to finish with 24 points while Klay Thompson chipped in with 21 points. As a team, the Warriors shot 44 percent from the field and 12 of 33 from the 3-point as they scratched and clawed their way to a narrow win in a close game that involved 21 lead changes. With the hard-fought win, Golden State snapped the Celtics’ 10-game home win streak and improved to 35-14 overall.
Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers have been in great form themselves as they’ve won 12 of their last 16 games but they will be looking to bounce back after having their three-game win streak snapped by the slumping Grizzlies in a 106-103 road loss on Saturday. Bojan Bogdanovic led the team with 21 points, Darren Collison added 18 points with nine assists while Myles Turner chipped in with 14 points. As a team, the Pacers shot 43 percent from the field and nine of 27 from the 3-point line as they fell just short after trailing by as many as 11 points in the second quarter. Tyreke Evans started in place of the injured Victor Oladipo but finished with just nine points while Cory Joseph chipped in with 10 points off the bench. With the loss, Indiana fell to 32-16 overall and 14-10 on the road.
Looking at the betting trends, the Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games, 4-0 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning record and 4-1-1 ATS in their last six games overall. The Pacers are 37-17 ATS in their last 54 games following a loss, 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and 15-6 ATS in their last 21 Monday games.
Head to head, the Warriors are 11-23 ATS in the last 34 meetings overall and 4-13 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Indiana.
The Warriors have been playing some of their best basketball of the season and they will be full of confidence after taking down the Celtics on Saturday. The Pacers were in great form themselves until they lost their leader in Oladipo to injury. This will be the first meeting between the teams this season and I would’ve probably went with the Pacers if they were at full strength, but they’re not nearly as dangerous without Oladipo, so I’m sticking with the Warriors to stay hot with a win and cover here.