Golden State Warriors at Indiana Pacers - 12/13/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Indiana Pacers (12-16) vs Golden State Warriors (21-5)
Game Info: Monday, December 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Gainbridge Fieldhouse)
Betting Odds: Indiana Pacers +3.5 -- Over/Under: 213.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors pay a visit to the Indiana Pacers at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Monday night
The Golden State Warriors have been in great shape lately as they’ve won 10 of their past 13 games, but they will be eager to bounce back in this one after falling short to the 76ers in a 102-93 road loss on Saturday. Jordan Poole led the team with 23 points, Andrew Wiggins added 20 points while Stephen Curry chipped in with 18 points, nine rebounds and five assists but no other player finished in double figures in scoring. As a team, the Warriors shot just 40 percent from the field and 12 of 48 from the 3-point line as they led for most of the game before going ice-cold in the fourth quarter where the 76ers outscored them by 32-20. Curry had a rough shooting night as he made just three of 14 from the 3-point line while Otto Porter Jr. had a night to forget as he scored just five points on two of nine shooting off the bench.
Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers are still below .500 for the season, but they are starting to heat up now after taking down the Mavericks in a 106-93 home win on Friday for their third straight victory. Caris LeVert led the team with 26 points, six rebounds and five assists, Domantas Sabonis added 24 points with 10 rebounds and seven assists while Myles Turner chipped in with 17 points and 10 rebounds. As a team, the Pacers shot 47 percent from the field and 13 of 36 from the 3-point line as they poured in 34 points in the second quarter to take the narrow lead at halftime, before restricting the Mavericks to just 13 points in the fourth quarter to allow them to pull away and win comfortably. Chris Duarte had a rough night as he scored just eight points on two of 10 shooting while the bench combined for just 19 points.
Looking at the betting trends, the Warriors are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a losing record and 23-8-1 ATS in their last 32 games overall. The Pacers are 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 home games, 14-5 ATS in their last 19 games against a team with a winning record and 7-2 ATS in their last nine games against a team above .600.
Head to head, the Warriors are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Indiana.
The Warriors are coming into this game fresh off a rare loss after getting stopped by the 76ers in their last outing, but they’re up against a streaky Pacers team who have won all three games since going public about their rebuild. The Pacers are without Justin Holiday and Brad Wanamaker is listed as questionable for this one, so I’m sticking with the Warriors to bounce back with a win and cover in this spot.