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NBA odds preview - Knicks vs. Pacers

New York KnicksIndiana Pacers
March 17, 7:00 PM | Bankers Life Fieldhouse

New York Knicks vs Indiana Pacers Odds

20-24TEAM RECORD25-17

Indiana looks to cover the Pacers-Knicks pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 25-17 mark when they host New York in NBA action.

The Pacers are 25-17 so far on the season, and 20-22 ATS vs. the number. The Knicks, meanwhile, are 20-24 and 20-24 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Indiana go 19-22-1 and the Knicks go 18-26 on the totals.

View New York vs Indiana Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Knicks listed as 4-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 197.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 17-rated Knicks taking on the No. 6-rated Pacers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 98-97 win for the Pacers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indiana's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 95.5 PPG, against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 16 at 96.2 PPG. The Pacers field goal percentage has averaged 43.1% so far, less than the Knicks shooters have achieved on the year, 44% per game.

Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.3 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.

The Pacers were a 115-100 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (215) made winners of OVER bettors. Indiana suffered a 115-100 loss against New York on Friday, getting 15 points from Darren Collison in a losing effort at Madison Square Garden.

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

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing LA Clippers are 2-8
After playing New York are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Knicks at Pacers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of New York's last 23 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 6 games when playing Indiana
Indiana is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Indiana is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Indiana's last 21 games at home

Next up:
New York home to Toronto, Tuesday, March 20
Indiana home to LA Clippers, Tuesday, March 20