The Indiana Pacers aren’t exactly doing themselves any favors in the Eastern Conference playoff race, but thanks to some subpar records of teams below them, they’re currently holding on to the sixth spot at 34-32 SU. The Pacers will try to collect back-to-back wins for the first time in over a month when they visit the New York Knicks on Tuesday. Sportsbooks opened the Knickerbockers as 2.5-point home underdogs with a total of 211.5.
– Shark Bites
- The Pacers are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games against the Knicks.
- The Knicks are 1-8 SU in their last nine games against teams with winning records.
- The Pacers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games as road favorites.
The Pacers are 5-10 SU over their last 15 games and have traded wins and losses over the last 10, but they did put forth a solid 102-98 win over the Miami Heat at home on Sunday. Indiana is only 11-22 away from home on the year and will play three of its next five on the road.
It’s been rare to see New York in the postseason chase at this point over the last few years, and the 2016-17 campaign is no different. The Knicks have fallen out of the hunt and reached a low point in their season when they became the first Atlantic Division team to lose to the lowly Brooklyn Nets on Sunday.
New York has taken two of the first three meetings between the clubs this season, including a 109-103 triumph in Indiana on January 23.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
New York Knicks opened as 2.5-point underdogs at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 211.5 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.
Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds – Shark pick a 105-98 result in favor of the Pacers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The New York Knicks are 26-41 so far on the NBA season, and 34-33 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Indiana Pacers, meanwhile, are 34-32 and 30-36 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New York go 33-32-2 and the Pacers go 31-35 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Indiana injuries news.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the New York Knicks rated this week at No. 21 and the Indiana Pacers sitting at No. 19.
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New York’s No. 4-rated NBA squad against Indiana’s No. 26-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New York rates No. 20 in the league with 9.06 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 24 with 8.41 per outing.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Pacers got a 28-point performance from Paul George, who added 28 rebounds as Indiana ran past Miami 102-98 on Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Carmelo Anthony went off for 27 points and added 7 rebounds but it wasn’t enough as Brooklyn defeated New York, 120-112 at Barclays Center.
- Indiana is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Indiana’s last 11 games
- Indiana is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana’s last 5 games on the road
- New York is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games
- New York is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New York’s last 9 games
- New York is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Indiana home to Charlotte, Wednesday, March 15th
New York home to Brooklyn, Thursday, March 16th