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NBA Matchup - Knicks Pacers Odds Preview

Indiana PacersNew York Knicks
March 13, 6:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks Odds

27-38TEAM RECORD34-30

New York will look to improve on its 34-30 record on Sunday when they host Indiana in NBA odds action at Madison Square Garden.

The Knicks sit at 34-30 (39-23-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Pacers are currently 27-38 (28-34-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? New York is 32-31-1 OU, and Indiana is 28-36-1 OU.

View Indiana vs New York Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Knicks sat as 7.5-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 218.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Knicks, currently No. 17 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Pacers, who rate No. 12 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 104-102 victory for the Knicks.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New York's No. 20-rated squad against Indiana's No. 3-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New York rates No. 2 in the league with 9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 9 with 7.4 per outing.

Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 103.5 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Indiana was a 108-98 loser on the road against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 1–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (206) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Pacers wasted a 25-point performance from Danny Granger as Toronto ran past them 108-98 on Friday at Air Canada Centre.

New York lost its last outing, a 127-109 result against the Mavericks on March 10. The Knicks failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog, while the 236 combined points took the game OVER the total. New York got 36 points from Amar'e Stoudemire en route to a 127-109 loss at the hands of New York on Thursday at American Airlines Center.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing New York are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing Dallas are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

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 4 of Indiana's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing on the road against New York
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games
New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing Indiana
New York is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Indiana

Next up:
Indiana home to New York, Tuesday, March 15
New York at Indiana, Tuesday, March 15