The Indiana Pacers hope to reverse their struggles at Bankers Life Fieldhouse when they host the Golden State Warriors (17-15) on Wednesday. Indiana has not won at home since Feb. 2 and will be playing its first game in a week after consecutive contests at Dallas (weather) and against San Antonio (COVID-19) were postponed. The Pacers (15-14) have been idle since a 134-128 overtime victory at Minnesota on Feb. 17.
Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. William Hill Sportsbook lists Indiana as a two-point favorite, while the over-under is 231.5 in the latest Warriors vs. Pacers odds. Before making any Pacers vs. Warriors picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
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- Warriors vs. Pacers spread: Pacers -2
- Warriors vs. Pacers over-under: 231.5 points
- Warriors vs. Pacers money line: Pacers -130, Warriors +110
- GS: The Warriors have 30 or more assists in 13 games, most in the NBA this season
- IND: Pacers C Myles Turner needs six blocks to reach 100 this season
Why the Warriors can cover
After missing Saturday's loss at Charlotte due to illness, starting All-Star guard Stephen Curry returned to the lineup and lit up the Knicks for 37 points while hitting 7-of-14 3-pointers. He has scored at least 25 points in a career-best 13 consecutive games -- the longest streak by a Warrior since Rick Barry's 17-game run in 1974-75. Curry has eclipsed 30 points in six of his last nine contests.
Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 23.3 points and 7.3 rebounds over the last four games after scoring 19 and grabbing eight boards in Tuesday's win. Golden State's front line received a boost when centers James Wiseman and Kevon Looney returned to the lineup on Tuesday after missing 11 and 10 games, respectively, due to injury. Wiseman, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 draft, scored 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting.
Why the Pacers can cover
Point guard Malcolm Brogdon had been struggling from distance this month before breaking out of the slump by knocking down 6-of-7 3-point attempts in a 32-point performance against Minnesota last week. He also grabbed nine rebounds and collected seven assists to barely miss his second straight double-double. Brogdon leads the team in scoring at 21.6 points per game and is averaging 9.8 boards in his last four outings.
Forward Domantas Sabonis is one-tenth of a point behind Brodgon for team scoring honors and tops the team in rebounding (11.6) after registering a triple-double (36 points, 17 rebounds, 10 assists) vs. Minnesota. He became the first Indiana player with at least 30 points, 15 boards and 10 assists since the franchise entered the league in 1976. He had 18 points and 14 rebounds vs. Golden State last month.
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