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Pacers take on Knicks in hoops contest

Indiana PacersNew York Knicks
April 14, 3:30 PM | Madison Square Garden

Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks Odds

49-30TEAM RECORD52-27

The Knicks will be trying to slam the Pacers on Sunday when the teams tip off at Madison Square Garden in NBA betting action.

New York battles the Pacers, currently with a 49-30 mark (42-37 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 39-38-2 for the Knicks and 38-41 for the Pacers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Indiana vs New York Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Knicks were listed as 4.5-point favorites at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), with the total was listed at 192 over at 5Dimes earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Knicks - Pacers odds would favor the Pacers if the lines were set according to power ranks. New York is rated No. 9 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Pacers sit at No. 2. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 102-100 win for the Knicks.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 11-ranked offense (100.2 PPG) against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 2 at 90.5 PPG. The Knicks have averaged 44.9% from the field per game, more than the Pacers have managed so far this season (43.6% on average).

Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, giving up 91.6 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

Indiana lost its last outing, a 117-109 result against the Nets on April 12. The Pacers failed to cover in that game as a 6-point favorite, while the 226 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Pacers wasted a 26-point performance from David West as Brooklyn ran past them 117-109 on Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

New York won its last outing, a 101-91 result against the Cavaliers on April 12. The Knicks covered in that game as a 4-point favorite, while the 192 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Cleveland was victimized by Carmelo Anthony for 31 points as the Knicks defeated the Cavaliers 101-91 in NBA action on Friday.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Brooklyn are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Charlotte are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

A few Pacers at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Indiana's last 10 games on the road
Indiana is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
New York is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games
New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New York's last 8 games at home

Next up:
Indiana at Boston, Tuesday, April 16
New York at Charlotte, Monday, April 15