Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks Prediction 2/1/2024

The Indiana Pacers (27-21) travel to face off against the New York Knicks (31-17) on Thursday, February 1st. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York and televised on MSG. The Knicks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Pacers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Jazz. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

Pacers vs Knicks

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The Pacers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent matchup, the Pacers conveyed a message to the Celtics with a score of 129-124. Turning the tide, the Pacers picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 81-66.

So far this season, the Pacers are 27-21 and are 2-1 in their last three games. When playing on the road, the Pacers are 11-12 compared to 16-9 at home.

Indiana has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 27-19 against the spread. On the road, the Pacers have an ATS record of 13-9, as opposed to a 14-10 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Knicks Are Coming Off A Win

Donte DiVincenzo scored 33 for New York against the Jazz which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 46.8%. As the Knicks secured the victory with a final score of 118-103, Jalen Brunson also chipped in with 29 points.

Coming into today’s game against the Pacers, the Knicks hold a record above .500 at 31-17. In the Eastern Conference, the Knicks are 3rd and are 2nd in the Atlantic division.

Against the spread, the Knicks have covered in six straight games and have an overall ATS record of 30-18. During this season, New York has a 20-9 record against the spread as favorites and 10-9 as underdogs.

Pacers Offense Breakdown

Leading up to today’s matchup, the Pacers are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 124.8 points per game (1st).

The Pacers come into this game as the highest-scoring team in the NBA, averaging 124.8 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually been better on the road, where they are averaging 122.6 points compared to 126.8 at home.

Indiana’s offensive success has been built on their ability to get to the rim. They lead the league in two-point field goal percentage at 58% and are also 1st in field goal percentage overall. In terms of pace, the Pacers are 2nd in the NBA.

So far this season, the Pacers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 72.9% of their games. However, they have struggled at the free-throw line, ranking just 20th in free throws made per game.

Knicks Offense Breakdown

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Through 48 games the Knicks are averaging 115.4 points per contest, placing them 15th in the NBA.

At home this season, the Knicks are averaging 114.9 points per game (20th) compared to 115.4 overall (15th). In terms of shooting, they are 20th in field goal percentage at 47% and 23rd in two-point shooting at 53%. From beyond the arc, the Knicks are 11th in three-point shooting percentage at 37%.

Overall, the Knicks are 28th in pace at 96.3 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 29th in the league at 24.2 per game. However, the Knicks are 4th in offensive rebounds at 12.4 per game.

Coming into this game, the Knicks have outscored the NBA average in 52.1% of their games. In terms of free throws, they are 10th in both makes (18.6) and attempts (23.8) per game.

Pacers Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Pacers’ defense is giving up an average of 122.9 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 72.9% of their games. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Pacers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 56.9% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.7% from downtown.

Knicks Team Defense

Currently, the Knicks’ defense holds the 2nd rank in the NBA, allowing 109.3 points per game. Inside the arc, the Knicks defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.1% and 35.5% from three-point territory.

Key Players For The Pacers And Knicks

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Tyrese Haliburton will be the primary scorer for the Pacers, with 22 points and going 8/15 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 23.3 points per game, along with 4.1 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Jalen Brunson as the leading scorer for the Knicks. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 25 while also collecting 4 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 48% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 26.8 points per game.

Pacers vs Knicks Trends

  • Through their last five road contests, the Pacers offense has averaged 116 points per game while allowing an average of 123. Indiana posted an overall record of 1-4 while going 2-2-1 ATS.
  • New York has played well in their previous three home games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 109 points per game while allowing 96. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-0.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Pacers have gone 7-1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 5-5.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Knicks have a straight up record of 8-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 7-3.

Pacers vs Knicks Prediction

In this Pacers vs. Knicks matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Pacers at +4. While we project the Knicks to win 117-115, our recommendation is to bet on the Pacers for the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 241, and our model projects the Pacers and Knicks to reach a combined total of 232 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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