Indian Pacers vs Golden State Warriors NBA Preview and Betting Tips
January 28, 2019
Never write off a champion. That’s the message the NBA’s defending champs, the Golden State Warriors, have sent the rest of the league in the past month. On Tuesday, at 11am AEST, the Warriors get the chance to further assert their dominance against one of the East’s top teams, the Indiana Pacers.
- Golden State to win the NBA title @1.50 with Unibet T&Cs apply Visit T&Cs Apply
- the Warriors to win & a generous -8.5 points in line betting @ 1.25 with Neds T&Cs apply Visit T&Cs Apply
- Multi: victories of the Warriors, Celtics, Nuggets and Clippers @2.85 with PointsBet T&Cs apply Visit T&Cs Apply
Golden State’s Mean Streak
The Warriors are looking more and more like the team that has dominated the NBA the last four seasons and less like the team that was in crisis in November. Just two months ago, Steph Curry was on the sidelines, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green were fighting, and Boogie Cousins was still in rehab for his ACL.
Fast forward to the end of January and the Warriors have won 10 in a row, Curry’s being talked about as an MVP Candidate, and Unibet has them at an almost unbackable 1.50 in NBA title odds.
Indiana, third in the East, would normally be confident of their ability to beat the Warriors. But there’s one small matter that will make the task much more difficult: star Pacer Victor Oladipo ruptured his quadriceps tendon last week and will miss the rest of the season.
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I can’t even lie the last few months have been really tough for not only me but for my family as well. You give it your all, literally your blood, sweat and tears to the game you love and things like this happen. No matter how much hard work and effort you put into perfecting your craft you cannot predict the challenges you’ll face ahead. But there is always that point in time where you wonder why it’s happening to you. You even wonder if there was something you could have done differently to prevent the outcome. The confusion, the contemplation, the anger, the sadness and the tears that flow frequently come, but they never last. The amount of support, love and prayers that I have received over the past few days have been breathtaking and has truly inspired me to come back even better than before. Thank you to everyone including all my teammates, pacer fans and staff. Thank you to all the NBA fans around the world and all my brothers around the league who texted, called, tweeted and posted me I am truly thankful. It’s going to be tough but tough times don’t last tough people do. It’s time for me to truly practice what I preach and trust my God in heaven and the plan he has for me. I will be back better than ever and if you question that well, thank you. Greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world! I am #UnBreakable.
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Pacers v Warriors Betting Tips
Will the Pacers make this a statement game in light of Oladipo’s absence? It seems almost unfair to say it, but the Warriors are almost a sure thing here. According to Unibet, the Warriors have covered the line in 15 of their last 17 Monday (U.S. time) matches as road favourites. Good thing then that Neds is paying 1.25 for the Warriors to win and a generous -8.5 points in line betting.
Unless you’re willing to risk your money on an unlikely Pacers’ upset, the best betting markets are the ones involving multis. PointsBet is paying 2.85 on victories to the Warriors, Celtics (hosting Brooklyn), Nuggets (at Memphis), and Clippers (hosting the lowly Hawks).