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Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks 02/21/2020 Odds Picks and Previews

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Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks 02-21-2020 Odds Picks and Previews

Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks 02/21/2020 – The Indiana Pacers will step into the Mecca of Basketball aiming to avenge a rare loss to the New York Knicks in their last head-to-head confrontation. The Pacers, who just snapped a six-game losing streak prior to All-Star break, came out as slim 5.5-point favorites across the spread after the opening rounds of NBA betting activity in Las Vegas. The Knicks, though, aren’t pushovers anymore. They have been competitive over the last two months and are poised to give the Pacers another tough fight at Madison Square Garden.

Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks 02/21/2020

When: February 21, 2020 7:30 PM ET
Where: Madison Square Garden, ‎New York City, New York
TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks 02/21/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Indiana Pacers -6.5 (-110) 211 o (-110) -250

New York Knicks
+6.5 (-110) 211 u (-110) +210
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Indiana Pacers Betting

The Indiana Pacers have had a rough campaign in the last two weeks ever since All-Star guard Victor Oladipo returns from injury. Indiana, who was firmly in the top-4 of the Eastern Conference standings, slid down to No.6 after six consecutive losses. Thankfully, a strong performance against the Giannis Antetokounmpo-less Milwaukee Bucks, 118-111, temporarily stopped the bleeding.

Players to Watch: TJ Warren (18.5 PPG, 3.7 RPG and 1.4 APG)

Domantas Sabonis (18.2 PPG, 12.5 RPG, and 4.8APG)

Malcolm Brogdon (16.6 PPG, 4.7 RPG and 7.3 APG)

New York Knicks Betting

After racking up four consecutive victories, the New York Knicks suffered back-to-back losses to the Hawks and the Wizards just before the All-Star break. Still, there’s a positive energy surrounding this team ever since the firing of David Fizdale from his head coaching duties. Marcus Morris might already be gone but Julius Randle is still there to carry the heavy scoring load for the Knicks. Moreover, the progress of their young core comes as the top priority for this team over the next two and a half months of regular-season play.

Players to Watch: Marcus Morris (19.6 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 1.4 APG)

Julius Randle (19.3 PPG, 9.6 RPG, 3.2APG)

RJ Barrett (13.6 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 2.4 APG)

Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks 02/21/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Indiana Pacers

Indiana are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana’s last 6 games.
Indiana are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.
Indiana are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against New York.
Pacers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games against New York.
Indiana are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Indiana’s last 10 games when playing on the road against New York.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana’s last 5 games this season.
Indiana are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Indiana are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.

New York Knicks

New York are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games.
Knicks are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York’s last 6 games against Indiana.
New York are 5-15 SU in their last 20 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New York’s last 10 games when playing at home against Indiana.
New York are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games this season.
Knicks are 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
New York are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York’s last 5 games played on a Friday.

Injuries

Indiana Pacers

T.J. Warren PF Back is “?” Friday vs New York

New York Knicks

Wayne Ellington SF Ankle is “?” Friday vs Indiana
Elfrid Payton PG Ankle is “?” Friday vs Indiana

Head-to-Head
Indiana Pacers New York Knicks
28-25 Against the Spread 28-25
30-25 Straight Up 22-32
109 Points per Game 104
107 Points Allowed per Game 111
47.78 Offensive FG% 44.03
78.85 Offensive FT% 69.23
36.58 Offensive 3PT% 33.44
44.78 Defensive FG% 46.45
79.34 Defensive FT% 74.16
34.66 Defensive 3PT% 38.54

Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks Betting Picks

Believe it or not, the Knicks’ 5-5 record in their last 10 games is better than the Pacers, who are a mediocre 3-7 in their last 10 games. It just shows how the Knicks evolve into a hardworking, competitive unit despite the coaching and personnel changes. As for the Pacers, they are still figuring out ways to acclimatize Victor Oladipo seamlessly into their system. Obviously, it’s been a rough undertaking for one of the top teams in the East.

Moneyline: Bet on the Pacers at -250. Indiana is still going through chemistry problems but I believe the talents on their roster alone would be enough to outlast the Knicks.

ATS: Back the Pacers to cover the spread. So far, a 5.5-point handicap won’t pose any problem for the Pacers, who are eager to score a blowout win after they were stunned by the Knicks just a few weeks ago.

TOTALs: These two teams are in the bottom 10 in terms of points per game. However, I have all the confidence in the world that they can combine for more than just 211 points in this ballgame. My basketball over/under pick is OVER.

Score Prediction: 117 – 105 Pacers