The Golden State Warriors will be on the road this Tuesday evening, February 26, as they travel to Indianapolis for a basketball betting matchup against the Indiana Pacers that is set to take place at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse, with tip off scheduled for 7:05 PM EST. The Oddsmakers are siding with the home team in this matchup, listing the Pacers as -8 point favorites. As far as the total is concerned, a high scoring affair is expected, which explains why the over/under is coming in at 197 1/2 points. Golden State enters play tonight riding a three-game winning streak and as a result now own a straight up record of 33-23, but they are just 14-15-2 ATS when playing on the road this season. As underdogs, they are slightly better with a 16-15-2 record. The Warriors are averaging 101.2 points per game, which ranks 8th best in the league. Meanwhile, Indiana enters play tonight on a four game winning streak and now sit at 35-21 SU on the season. Against the spread, Indiana is an impressive 18-10 ATS and 23-11 ATS when laying the chalk. The Pacers are the top rated defense in the league, holding opponents to fewer than 90 points per game (89.4), but their offense is near the bottom, averaging just 93.7 points per game, which ranks 26th in the NBA. Betting Trends Golden State is 0-6 ATS in their last six games played on the road and just 2-7 ATS in their last nine games overall. The Warriors are over in nine of their last eleven games played on the road. Indiana is 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall and a stellar 8-2 ATS in their last ten games played at home. The Pacers are over in six of their last eight games played at home. Prediction No one can question Indiana’s defense, but giving -8 points to a high scoring team like the Warriors is too much. Take the dog in this matchup. Warriors +8 Follow us on Twitter @ bballbet PJ Laferla is a practicing freelance writer, professional handicapper, and the founder of SportsInput.com. If you are interested in hiring PJ Laferla for freelance writing or for winning picks against the spread, please submit all inquires to PJ@sportsinput.com.
The Boston Celtics will be on the road this Monday evening, February 25, as they travel to the Beehive State for a basketball betting matchup against the Utah Jazz that is set to take place at EnergySolutions Arena, with tip off scheduled for 9:05 PM EST. The Oddsmakers are siding with the home team in this matchup, listing the Jazz as -7 point favorites. As far as the total is concerned, a defensive battle is expected, which explains why the over/under is coming in at only 191 1/2 points. Boston enters play tonight with a modest straight up record of 29 wins and 27 losses on the season. However, they are a bad road team against the spread this year, with a poor record of 9-16-2 ATS when playing away; and as underdogs they are just 9-12-2 ATS. The Celtics are shooting 45.9% from the floor, which comes in at 8th best in the NBA this season. Meanwhile, Utah is 31-25 SU on the season and 17-10 ATS on their home floor. They are also decent in games when laying the chalk, as they have produced a 16-13 ATS mark when listed as favorites. The Jazz are averaging 96.5 points per game on offense, which is 11th best in the NBA, but their defense isn’t quite as good, allowing opponents to score nearly 99 points per game (98.9), which ranks 19th in the league. Betting Trends Boston is an impressive 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall, but just 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games played on the road. The Celtics have gone over in five of their last seven games versus Western Conference opponents. Utah is 5-2 ATS in their last seven games versus Eastern Conference opponents and 3-1-1 ATS in their last five matchups when facing a team from the Atlantic Division. The Jazz have gone over in four of their last five games overall. Prediction The Jazz are a great team to bet on at home, but the Celtics need to start producing on the road now that the NBA is in its stretch run and teams are lobbying for playoff positioning. I expect the Celtics to fall inside the number for the point spread cover in this one. Celtics +7 Follow us on Twitter @ bballbet PJ Laferla is a practicing freelance writer, professional handicapper, and the founder of SportsInput.com. If you are interested in hiring PJ Laferla for freelance writing or for winning picks against the spread, please submit all inquires to PJ@sportsinput.com.