Looking to win big? The Knicks and Pacers face off at 7:00 ET on BSIN. The Pacers are hosting the game at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. The over/under for this game is set at 247 points, and the Pacers are the home favorites against the Knicks in a Eastern conference matchup. If you’re interested in placing a wager, you can bet this game at Caesars.
New York Knicks Preview
Heading into today’s matchup vs. the Pacers, the Knicks find themselves in 7th place in the Eastern Conference. New York has dropped two straight games and sits 3rd in the Atlantic Division with a record of 17-14.
Before the game, the Knicks are 4-point underdogs on the road. So far, they have been the underdog in 15 of their 31 games and have gone 7-8 straight-up in those games.
New York’s average scoring differential on the road this season is -0.5 points per game, and they have an ATS road record of 9-10 for the season.
Against the over/under lines for the season, the Knicks have gone 16-14-1 compared to their various over/under lines. Today’s over/under line of 247 is just slightly higher than their average OU line of 225.1. Each of their games have had lower over/under lines than 247, and their over/under record in those games is 16-14-1.
In their last game against the Magic, the Knicks put up 108 points and shot 44.2% from the field. They also made 6 three-pointers. Leading the team in scoring was Julius Randle who had 38 points. Jalen Brunson also chipped in with 20 points.
At this time, the Knicks’ defense is positioned 12th in the NBA, permitting 113.1 points per game. New York’s defense is currently forcing 12.4 turnovers per game, which is 7th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 29th in blocked shots, with an average of 3.4 rejections per game.
Indiana Pacers Preview
Heading into today’s game vs. the Knicks, the Pacers are favored by 4 points at home. If they are able to cover, they will move above .500 for the season, as they currently sit at 16-14.
When looking at the Eastern Conference standings, Indiana is in 8th place and 3rd in the Central Division. Against other teams in the East, the Pacers have gone 13-10 compared to 3-4 in non-conference matchups.
So far, Indiana games have finished below today’s over/under line of 247 points in four straight contests. For the season, 25 of their games have had lower over/under lines than 247. The Pacers’ average over/under line for the season is 241.9. Their over/under record for the season is 21-9.
Against the spread, Indiana’s 16-14 record is highlighted by two straight wins. When playing at home, they have an average scoring margin of +6.3 points per game but have just the 16th-best home record at 8-7.
Against the Bulls, the Pacers put up 120 points and shot 50.6% from the field. They hit 19 three-pointers in the game as well. Myles Turner led the Pacers with 24 points and Tyrese Haliburton chipped in 21.
Defensively, the Pacers come into today’s game ranked 29th in the NBA at 124.8 points per game allowed. However, they have shown signs of improvements lately, ranking 16th in the league over their last three games. Indiana’s defense is currently forcing 13 turnovers per game, which is 13th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 2nd in blocked shots, with an average of 6.6 rejections per game.
The Knicks and Pacers did not have any head-to-head matchups last season. But over the last three times playing each other, the Knicks have a record of 2-1. The Knicks also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 258 points per game leading to an over/under record of 3-0. The last three times, the Knicks have matched up against the Pacers on the road, they are 2-1 vs. the spread.
How to Bet Pacers vs. Knicks in New York
The Knicks come in as the underdog at +4, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout. As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 247, and our model projects the Knicks and Pacers to reach a combined total of 231 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
- SportsBettingNY ATS Prediction: Knicks +4
- SportsBettingNY OU Prediction: Under 247