The Indiana Pacers (29-24) travel to face off against the New York Knicks (33-19) on Saturday, February 10th. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York and televised on MSG. Both the Pacers and Knicks will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 ET.
Pacers vs Knicks
The Pacers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Pacers is coming off a loss to the Warriors in their latest game, ending with a score of 131-109. In addition, to losing the game straight-up, the Pacers lost vs. the spread as -6.5 point favorites. Regarding the over/under, the combined score of 240 points ended up below the over/under line of 248.5.
Coming into today’s game, the Pacers are 29-24 overall and have a record of 5-5 in their last ten games. In the Eastern Conference, they are 6th and are 3rd in the Central division.
Indiana has an ATS record of 28-23 for this season, which includes their current two game losing streak against the spread. Indiana has gone 11-12 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 17-11 when playing as underdogs.
The Knicks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent matchup, the Knicks conveyed a message to the Mavericks with a score of 122-108. The Knicks turned the game around and came out on top, despite being in a trailing position at halftime with 59-48.
Currently, the Knicks are 33-19 overall and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. As of now, they are in 4th place in the Eastern Conference and are 2nd in the Atlantic division.
In terms of the spread, New York currently holds an ATS record of 31-21, which is above .500. When playing on the road, the Knicks hold an ATS record of 15-11 in contrast to a 16-10 record against the spread when playing at home.
Pacers Offense Breakdown
For the season, the Indiana offense is the 1st ranked unit in the NBA, at 124 points per contest.
Indiana comes into tonight’s game as the top-scoring team in the NBA at 124 points per game. The Pacers have outscored the league average in 69.8% of their games this season. On the road, they are averaging 121.6 points per game.
When it comes to field goal percentage, Indiana is the top team in the league at 50%. They are also the top team in two-point field goal percentage at 58%. In terms of three-point shooting, the Pacers are hitting 38% of their attempts, which is 5th in the NBA.
Indiana is 2nd in the league in pace at 101.8 possessions per game. They are also the top team in assists at 30.9 per game. One area where the Pacers have struggled is getting to the free-throw line, as they are 22nd in both attempts and makes.
Knicks Offense Breakdown
Through 52 games games, New York is averaging 115.1 points per game (15th).
At home, the Knicks are averaging 114.3 points per game, which is 20th in the NBA. Overall, they are 15th in scoring at 115.1 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, New York is 21st in the league at 46%. They are also 29th in pace at 96.2 possessions per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Knicks are 14th in the NBA in both makes (13.1) and attempts (35.4) per game. Their three-point shooting percentage is 37%, which is 14th in the league.
Inside the arc, New York is 23rd in two-point shooting at 53%. In terms of free throws, the Knicks are 12th in both attempts (23.3) and makes (18.3) per game. They are also 3rd in offensive rebounds.
Pacers Team Defense
On defense, the Pacers are ranked 28th in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 71.7% of their games. Opponents are hitting 56.7% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.7% of their three-point attempts.
Knicks Team Defense
The Knicks’ defense is presently ranked 3rd in the league, allowing an average of 109.6 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Knicks squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.0% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 36.2% from downtown.
Key Players For The Pacers And Knicks
Our game forecasts for today suggest that Tyrese Haliburton is set to be the main scorer for the Pacers, recording 21 points and shooting 7/15 from the field. This season, he is averaging 22.1 points per game along with 3.9 boards.
On the other side, Jalen Brunson is our projected leading scorer for the Knicks. We have him ending the game with a team-high 27 and grabbing 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 48.2% and is averaging 27.2 points per contest.
Pacers vs Knicks Trends
- Through their last five road games, Indiana has an ATS record of just 2-2-1. However, their overall record was 1-4 while averaging 113 points per game.
- In their last three home games, New York has averaged 109 points per game while allowing 96. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.
- New York has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 ATS in their last three games.
- Across their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Pacers have an overall record of 2-1 while going 1-2 against the spread.
Not only do we have the Pacers winning this one by a score of 132-90, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Pacers at -4.5.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 232.5, and our model projects the Pacers and Knicks to reach a combined total of 222 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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