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Knicks vs Pacers Betting Preview

Indiana PacersNew York Knicks
March 16, 7:30 PM | Madison Square Garden

Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks Odds

25-16TEAM RECORD19-24

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Friday when the Knicks try to run the Pacers off the court at Madison Square Garden in pro hoops action.

The Knicks sport records of 19-24 and 19-24 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Pacers sit at 25-16 and 20-21 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 17-26 for the Knicks and 18-22-1 for the Pacers.

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Betting Line:
The Pacers are listed as 4.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 198.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Knicks at No. 17 and the Pacers at No. 6 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 98-96 result in favor of the Pacers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 97.3 PPG, against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 4 at 92.1 PPG. The Knicks field goal percentage has averaged 43.8% so far, more than the Pacers shooters have achieved on the year, 43.2% per game.

Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 93.2 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Indiana, they were a 111-94 winner as they battled the 76ers at home. The Pacers covered in the match as a 1-point underdog, while 205 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Pacers got 20 points from Danny Granger as Indiana ran past Philadelphia 111-94 on Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Last time out for New York, they were a 121-79 winner as they battled the Trail Blazers at home. The Knicks covered in the match as a 6-point favorite, while 200 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Portland was run off the court by the Knicks on Wednesday as New York blasted the Trail Blazers 121-79 at Madison Square Garden.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing New York are 8-2
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing Portland are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Pacers at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing New York
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 7 games when playing on the road against New York
Indiana is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Indiana is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against New York
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing Indiana
New York is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 7 games when playing at home against Indiana

Next up:
Indiana home to New York, Saturday, March 17
New York at Indiana, Saturday, March 17

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