Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks 10/5/2021 Spread Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks 10/5/2021 – The New York Knicks were one of the teams that made interesting moves in the off-season and they get to test their lineup in the pre-season. This team is set to host the Indiana Pacers this coming Tuesday, October 5 inside the basketball mecca at the Madison Square Garden in New York City. The game will be covered by television through MSG and the tip-off starts at exactly 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA League Pass will have the live stream available for their subscribers. The New York Knicks at home are the favored team in NBA betting lines over the Indiana Pacers.
Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks 10/5/2021
Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks 10/5/2021 Betting Odds
Indiana Pacers Betting
The Indiana Pacers have retained their core from last year and made a few key additions to solidify their bench. This team should field newcomers Chris Duarte, Isaiah Jackson and Torrey Craig to the team’s system in this pre-season matchup. Keeping the team healthy from start to finish is the biggest challenge for the Pacers. Caris LeVert was a huge mid-season acquisition for the Pacers but he didn’t really showcase his potential that much because of a sudden illness. The NBA has yet to see the full force of Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner, Malcolm Brogdon, TJ Warren and Caris LeVert all healthy together.
Players to watch: M. Brogdon PG 56 GP 56 GS 34.5 MIN 21.2 PTS 1 OR 4.2 DR 5.3 REB 5.9 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2.1 TO 2 PF 2.9 AST/TO 17.97 PER
C. LeVert SG 35 GP 35 GS 32.9 MIN 20.7 PTS 0.7 OR 4 DR 4.6 REB 4.9 AST 1.5 STL 0.7 BLK 2.2 TO 2.4 PF 2.3 AST/TO 17.46 PER
D. Sabonis PF 62 GP 62 GS 36 MIN 20.3 PTS 2.4 OR 9.5 DR 12 REB 6.7 AST 1.2 STL 0.5 BLK 3.4 TO 3.3 PF 1.9 AST/TO 20.64 PER.
New York Knicks Betting
The New York Knicks were able to strengthen the team by filling in their weak positions from last season. Kemba Walker is seen as the biggest off-season acquisition and he is expected to man the starting point guard position. The small forward position has been filled up well after getting shooter Evan Fournier and that makes the Knicks possess a solid starting five. Julius Randle is looking for another all-star year and he will have support inside with Mitchell Robinson and third-year guard RJ Barrett. Coach Tom Thibodeau also had Derrick Rose back for another season, making this team have a solid core.
Players to Watch: J. Randle PF 71 GP 71 GS 37.6 MIN 24.1 PTS 1.2 OR 9 DR 10.2 REB 6 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 3.4 TO 3.2 PF 1.8 AST/TO 19.73 PER
R. Barrett SG 72 GP 72 GS 34.9 MIN 17.6 PTS 0.9 OR 4.8 DR 5.8 REB 3 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 1.9 TO 2.6 PF 1.6 AST/TO 13.5 PER
D. Rose PG * 35 GP 3 GS 26.8 MIN 14.9 PTS 0.4 OR 2.5 DR 2.9 REB 4.2 AST 0.9 STL 0.4 BLK 1.4 TO 1.1 PF 3 AST/TO 18.83 PER.
Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks 10/5/2021 Betting Numbers
Pacers are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
New York Knicks
Under is 4-0 in Knicks last 4 games as a favorite.
C. LeVert SG Ques Oct 13 – Back
New York Knicks
M. Robinson C Out indefinitely – Foot
Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks Betting Picks
The New York Knicks are eager to see how their new core works together and should see them play in limited minutes. Nonetheless, the online sportsbook has the Knicks beating the Indiana Pacers in this pre-season matchup having more weapons coming off the bench.
Moneyline: The Pacers on the road are given an ML of +108 while the Knicks are at -128 if they win.
ATS: It is just two points separating both teams across the spread with the Pacers getting the +2 while the Knicks are at -2.
TOTALs: The given total for both teams in this matchup is set at 216.5 points with the Knicks going under and the Pacers are over.
Score Prediction: 110 – 105, Knicks