The Golden State Warriors are in downtown Indianapolis to take on the Indiana Pacers. Tuesday night's contest is the fifth game of the Dubs two week long seven game road trip. Stephen Curry continues to dominate in every building he plays in, averaging 34.5 points per game (ppg) through the first four games of the cross country road trip. The Pacers' Paul George is second in the Association in scoring with 27.6 ppg behind none other than Steph Curry who is averaging 32.4 ppg this season.
If you think Indiana is an easy place for visitors to win, think again. The Warriors are just 1-4 in their last five games in Indiana dating back to 2011. This may cause some to worry, but the 2015-2016 version of the Golden State Warriors are still in the process of creating their resume as the greatest team of all time. The Dubs have thrived in hostile late game situations so far this season and should welcome the Pacers corn fed hay maker tonight in Indiana.
Last Time Out
The Pacers dropped their last game against the Jazz in Utah on Saturday by score of 122-119. Paul George led the way with a season high 48 points and eight rebounds. The Pacers rely heavily on a short eight man rotation which is a stark contrast to the deep bench of the Golden State Warriors.
Winners of their last 26 regular season games, the Warriors defeated the Nets in Brooklyn to continue the greatest start by any team in professional sports history. Draymond Green played a terrific all-around game with 22 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. The Splash Brothers scored a combined 49 points and eight three-pointers. All thirteen players on the Warriors played.
Golden State (-260) enters tonight's game as six and a half point favorites over Indiana (+220). The over/under line is set at 215.5 total points according to BetOnline. Here are some recent betting trends for both squads compiled by OddsShark.com:
I missed my picks for Sunday's game in Brookyln to watch the Raiders blow their game in person, rather than watching them blow the game on TV like I normally do. So here are my pick's from Saturday's game in Toronto:
I am slowly rising up from the basement of over/under picks, but there is still work to be done. While Indiana is averaging 112.8 points per game over their last eight games, the Warriors are putting up 116.5 points per game in the same stretch. I expect there to be plenty of three's taken in this game and lots of offense.
Here are my picks for tonight's game in Indiana: