Planning on watching today’s Knicks and Pacers game? Catch the action at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN, as the Pacers hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on BSIN. The over/under for this game is set at 247 points, and the Pacers are the home favorites against the Knicks in a Eastern conference matchup.

NEW YORK KNICKS VS INDIANA PACERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: New York Knicks +4

This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse at 7:00 ET on Saturday, December 30th.

WHY BET THE NEW YORK KNICKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 115-114 in favor of the Pacers.
  • Our projections have Tyrese Haliburton finishing with Tyrese Haliburton points, 4 rebounds and 10 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Pacers finishing with a field goal percentage of 52.4% and knocking down 15 threes.

Does New York Stand a Chance on the Road?

Heading into today’s matchup vs. the Pacers, the Knicks find themselves 3rd in the Atlantic Division and 7th in the Eastern Conference on a record of 17-14. If they are going to pick up a win over the Pacers, they’ll need to do so as 4-point underdogs.

So far, the Knicks have been the underdog in 15 of their 31 games and have gone 7-8 straight up in those games. Their average scoring margin as the underdog this season is -6.1 points per game, and they have also gone 2 straight games ATS as the underdog.

Against the over/under lines for their games, New York has an over/under record of 16-14-1 for this season. Today’s line of 247 is slightly higher than their average over/under line of 225.1. So far, all of their games have had lower over/under lines than 247, and their OU result in their last game was an under.

On the road, the Knicks have put together an average scoring margin of -0.5 points per game compared to +5.8 at home. For the season, they are 9-10 on the road and have gone 10-9 ATS on the road.

In their last game, the Knicks scored 108 points vs. the Magic. In that game, they shot 6/30 from beyond the arc and had a field goal percentage of 44.2%. Julius Randle was the team’s leading scorer with 38 points while Jalen Brunson added 20 points.

At present, the Knicks’ defense is ranked 12th, allowing 113.1 points per game. New York’s defense is currently forcing 12.4 turnovers per game, which is 7th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 29th in blocked shots, with an average of 3.4 rejections per game.

Can Indiana Secure a Home Victory?

Heading into today’s game vs. the Knicks, the Pacers are 4-point favorites at home. If they are able to cover, they will move above .500 for the season, as they currently sit at 16-14.

When looking at the Eastern Conference standings, the Pacers are in 8th place and sit 3rd in the Central Division. Against other teams in the East, Indiana has gone 13-10 compared to 3-4 in non-conference games.

So far this season, the Pacers have been the favorite in 50% of their games and have gone 8-7 both straight up and ATS when favored. When playing at home, Indiana has put together an average scoring margin of +6.3 points per game (8th in the East) on their way to an 8-7 home record. Their average ATS mark at home is currently 8-7.

The Pacers will be looking to pick up their third straight win today after taking down the Bulls in their last game, 120-104. Indiana easily covered the spread as 1-point favorites.

This season, the Pacers have an over/under record of 21-9 and have had four straight games finish below the current over/under average of 250.9 points. Each of their last five games have had lower over/under lines than today’s line of 247 points.

In their most recent game, the Pacers put up 120 points against the Bulls and shot 50.6% from the field. From beyond the arc, they made 19 threes. Tyrese Haliburton is the team’s leading scorer, averaging 24.7 PPG. Myles Turner is also averaging 17.4 PPG.

So far, the Pacers’ defense is ranked 29th in the league at 124.8 points per contest. Indiana’s defense is currently forcing 13 turnovers per game, which is 13th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 2nd in blocked shots, with an average of 6.6 rejections per game.