Pacers face Knicks: NBA odds preview
Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks Odds
The Knicks will try to cover the spread at Madison Square Garden on Sunday when they get a visit from the Pacers in basketball action.
This season the Knicks are 6-1 overall and 6-1 ATS against the number, while the Pacers are 4-6 and 4-6 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, New York is 3-3-1 on the OU, and Indiana is 2-8.
The Pacers were listed as 8.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 187.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 23-rated Pacers taking on the No. 1-rated Knicks in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 104-92 win for the Knicks on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 3-ranked offense (102.3 PPG) against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 1 at 90.3 PPG. The Knicks have averaged 46.7% from the field per game, more than the Pacers have managed so far this season (40.6% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Pacers own the league's No. 9-rated mark, allowing 93.8 points per game when playing on the road. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring on their home court.
In their last action, Indiana was a 103-83 winner at home against the Mavericks. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (186) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Indiana cruised to victory on Friday, running Dallas out of the gym and running up a 103-83 score at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Knicks were a 105-95 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (200) made winners of OVER bettors. Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the Knicks to victory (they lost 105-95 to Memphis at FedExForum on Friday).
Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Dallas are 2-8
After a win are 4-6
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing New Orleans are 3-7
After playing Memphis are 2-8
After a loss are 8-2
A few Pacers at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Indiana's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games on the road
Indiana is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against New York
Indiana is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 5 games at home
New York is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games at home
New York is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
New York is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Indiana
Indiana at Washington, Monday, November 19
New York at New Orleans, Tuesday, November 20