At 7:30 ET, the 6th ranked Pacers (-188) will be in New York to take on the 4th ranked Knicks (+155). The Pacers are favored by 4.5 points and the over/under line is 232.5.
This Eastern Conference matchup can be seen on MSG.
INDIANA PACERS VS NEW YORK KNICKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Indiana Pacers -4.5
This game will be played at Madison Square Garden at 7:30 ET on Saturday, February 10th.
WHY BET THE INDIANA PACERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 132-90 in favor of the Pacers.
- Our projections have Tyrese Haliburton finishing with Tyrese Haliburton points, 4 rebounds and 11 assists.
- From the field, we have the Pacers finishing with a field goal percentage of 51.5% and knocking down 12 threes.
Will the Pacers Make it Happen in New York?
Indiana has an O/U record of 31-22 for the season, and 49 of their games have had higher O/U lines than today’s line of 232.5. On average, their games have finished with 246.7 points per game.
Looking at their ATS record, the Pacers are 28-23 for the season, and they have failed to cover the spread in their last two games. On the road, they are 14-10 ATS.
Indiana’s last game finished with a combined score of 240 points, which was well below the O/U line of 248.5. The Pacers also lost the game to the Warriors by a score of 131-109. They were favored by 6.5 points going into the game.
Currently, the Pacers are 6th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 29-24. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 22-13 and 9-2 in their division. On the road, Indiana is 12-13.
As the favorite, the Pacers are 14-9 this season and 11-12 ATS as the favorite. Today, they are favored by 4.5 points. On average, they have outscored their opponents by 7.8 points per game as the favorite.
Heading into their matchup with the Knicks, the Pacers are the top-scoring team in the NBA, averaging 124 points per game. They have also been the league’s most efficient shooting team, hitting 50% of their shots overall.
When it comes to three-point shooting, Indiana is 5th in the NBA at 38%. On average, they make 13.7 threes per game, which is 9th in the league.
On the road, the Pacers are averaging 121.6 points per game. Overall, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 69.8% of their games this season.
Looking at the Pacers defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 122.7 points per game (28th). Indiana’s defense is currently forcing 13 turnovers per game, which is 19th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 8th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.9 rejections per game.
Can the Knicks Hold Strong at Home?
In the Eastern Conference standings, the Knicks are currently in 4th place with a record of 33-19. Within the Atlantic Division, they are in 2nd place.
This season, the Knicks have gone 22-10 against other teams in the Eastern Conference and 11-9 in non-conference games. As the underdog, they are 8-12 compared to 25-7 as the favorite.
New York is 31-21 against the spread this season, but they have failed to cover in their last three games. At home, their ATS record is 16-10, and they have lost three straight ATS at home.
In their most recent game, the Knicks lost to the Mavericks by a score of 122-108. The O/U line for that game was 223.5, and New York was getting 5.5 points as the underdog.
This season, the Knicks have an O/U record of 21-30-1, and their games have averaged 224.7 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 232.5, and the team’s last two games have gone over the posted total.
When playing at home, the Knicks are averaging 114.3 points per game, which is 20th in the league. Overall, they are 15th in scoring at 115.1 points per game.
So far this season, the Knicks have outscored the NBA scoring average in half of their games. In terms of pace, they are 29th in the league at 96.2 possessions per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Knicks are 14th in both three-pointers made and three-point shooting percentage. They are also 21st in field goal percentage.
In the current season, the Knicks defense has excelled, sitting 3rd in the NBA by allowing 109.6 points per game. New York’s defense is currently forcing 12.4 turnovers per game, which is 11th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 28th in blocked shots, with an average of 3.9 rejections per game.