New York will be without their two best players based on my player ratings. Obviously, not having Kristaps Porzingis is a major blow to the Knicks but Tim Hardaway Jr. was an unheralded star off the bench for Atlanta last season and I consider him to be the 2nd most important player to New York’s success. New York just lost at home to a below average Orlando squad yesterday by 5 points despite the Magic making just 6 of 28 (21.3%) 3-point shots, which is randomly bad. I favor Indiana by 14 points with current rotations, taking into account that the Knicks are unrested and the Pacers have had two days off, and Indiana has been relatively better against bad teams this season (3-0 ATS as a favorite of 3 points or more while winning those games by an average margin of 16 points while being favored by an average of only 4.5 points in those games) and the Knicks are a bad team without Porzingis and Hardaway. Indiana also lost at New York earlier in the season so they’re not going to feel sorry for the Knicks being without their superstar tonight. I’ll take Indiana in a 1-Star Best Bet at -11 points or less.