Pointspread favors Pacers in battle with Knicks
New York Knicks vs Indiana Pacers Odds
Indiana will look to improve on its 32-21 record on Wednesday when they host New York in NBA odds action at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Pacers bring a 32-21 record (29-24 ATS) to the battle against the 32-18 Knicks, who are 26-24 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Indiana go 22-31 so far and the Knicks go 23-25-2. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pacers sit at No. 4 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Knicks are at No. 10 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Knicks will win this game 99-98.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Indiana's No. 1-rated squad against New York's No. 23-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Indiana rates No. 16 in the league with 6.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 with 11 per outing.
Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 9-rated defense on the road, giving up 97 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 in the league in scoring at home.
The Knicks were a 92-88 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites, while the total score (180) made winners of UNDER bettors. J.R. Smith went off for 26 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Toronto defeated New York, 92-88 at Madison Square Garden.
Indiana won its last outing, a 101-77 result against the Bobcats on February 13. The Pacers covered in that game as a 11-point favorite, while the 178 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Charlotte was run off the court by the Pacers on Wednesday as Indiana blasted the Bobcats 101-77 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 9-1
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Charlotte are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few Knicks at Pacers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 7 games when playing on the road against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New York's last 10 games when playing Indiana
Indiana is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games at home
Indiana is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 7 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Indiana's last 10 games when playing New York
New York at Toronto, Friday, February 22
Indiana home to Detroit, Friday, February 22