Indiana Pacers (27-14) vs New York Knicks (10-31 )Date : 01/11/2019
Time : 7:30 PM ET
Location : Madison Square Garden
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks
The Knicks will welcome the Pacers to Madison Square Garden as they are coming off a blow out loss against the Warriors while the Pacers lost to the Celtics in their last game. Game tips off at 7:30 PM ET.
Indiana Pacers 's Latest Performance :
The Pacers are coming off a tough loss against the Celtics as they had no answer for the balanced attack from the C’s as they gave up a season-high in points 135. The Pacers were without Turner in this game and the Celtics took full advantage scoring at will in the paint. The Pacers had a rough shooting night as they were 43% from the floor and 32% from range. Sabonis led the Pacers in scoring with 20 points with seven boards and five assists. Tyreke Evans shot 6-of-16 to finish Wednesday’s game with 15 points, five assists, three rebounds, and two 3-pointers. The Pacers will look to bounce back after losing for the second time in nine games. Bogdanovic will look to have a better shooting night playing against the Knicks after only scoring seven points against Boston. The Pacers are 2-0 against the Knicks this season and will try to make it 3-0 on Friday.
New York Knicks 's Latest Performance :
The Knicks will be playing at home for the first time in 2019 so you would expect the crowd to be loud on Friday. The Knicks are coming off a tough loss against the Warriors they ended their longest six-game road trip with only a single win. Kevin Knox will look to bounce back after a 4-of-11 shooting night against the Warriors. He is currently in a shooting slump but I expect him to bounce back against the Pacers especially playing in front of his fans at home. Mario Hezonja hit 7-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for 19 points. He has actually scored in double digits in three straight games and could be able to keep it going. Hardaway is set to make a comeback despite heading to the locker room because of a knee injury. It is pretty clear at this point what the Knicks are trying to do develop young players and end the season hoping they will get a top 3 draft pick. The team they have right now is solid but it is not enough to contend against the top teams in the East.
How Indiana Pacers & New York Knicks Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Knicks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days.
Pacers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points.
Against The Spread Selection: Indiana Pacers
My reason for the pick :
The Pacers should get a comfortable win against the Knicks on the road. The Pacers have been one of the most consistent teams coming into this season despite the loss against the Celtics the Pacers have developed a strong core that plays really well together. Playing against the Knicks in MSG will be a great bounce-back game for them. Pacers to win on the road.
Betting trends for Indiana Pacers :
- Pacers are 35-17 ATS in their last 52 games following a straight up loss.
Betting trends for New York Knicks :
- Knicks are 6-15-1 ATS in their last 22 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.