Prediction, Preview, and Odds
#581 Indiana Pacers -5.5 vs.
#582 Golden State Warriors 216.5
Friday, January 24, 2020 at 10:35pm EST
Oracle Arena, Oakland
Written by Scott Reichel



#581 Indiana
#582 Golden State


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This Friday, there is a matchup between an Eastern Conference team and a Western Conference team in the NBA as the Indiana Pacers and the Golden State Warriors will face off at about 10:30 PM. This will be the first meeting between these teams this season and it will take place at the Chase Center.

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Warriors Continue To Struggle

Through 46 games this season, the Golden State Warriors have looked like one of the worst teams in the NBA. The Warriors have already lost 36 games and they are going to finish the season out of the playoff picture. To make matters worse, the Warriors also enter this game in terrible form as they have lost 12 of their last 13 games so they have shown no signs of progression over the course of the season. Now, Golden State will be looking to get back on track with a home game up next. However, Golden State has lost 16 of its first 23 home games so it has struggled at the Chase Center up to this point.

Leading the Warriors offensively is star guardD'Angelo Russell who looked good so far this season. He is averaging a team-high 23.4 points per game along with 6.4 assists. However, he is also averaging 3.1 turnovers per game so he will need to do a better job at limiting his mistakes in the future.

Golden State's most underrated player is forward Eric Paschall who has been solid so far this season as he is averaging 14.0 points per game along with 4.8 rebounds per game. Paschall was not expected to see much playing time when the season started but some injuries on the roster have opened up a lot of opportunities for him.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Total Pick

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Even though Golden State has struggled defensively up to this point, Indiana has been really good defensively so I think that this total is too high. Indiana is only allowing 106.1 points per game and Golden State is only scoring 105.4 so I can see the Warriors struggling to score more than 105 points in this game. At the same time, Indiana is scoring 109.1 points per game so its offense has not been very prolific as well which bodes well for the under. As a result, I think that there is some value with the under in this spot.

Prediction: Under

Half-Time Side Pick

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Indiana has been the much better team up to this point and it has won six of its last seven games so it should be able to get out to a fast start in the first half of this game against a much inferior foe. Indiana is better in virtually every statistic and Golden State has struggled a lot due to injuries to its key players so I do not think that the Warriors possess enough offensive firepower to keep this game close over the first 24 minutes. As a result, I think that there is some value with the road team in this spot.

Prediction: Indiana Pacers 1H

Written By Scott Reichel

Scott Reichel is a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate with an insane passion for sports. His commitment to endlessly researching statistics helps separate him from other handicappers with regard to MLB, NBA, NCAAB, NCAAF, NHL and NFL coverage. Scott also shares his passion for sports on StatSalt's YouTube page where he does a daily show called Scott's Selections.