New York Knicks vs Indiana Pacers 1/2/2021 Odds Picks and Previews
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New York Knicks vs Indiana Pacers 1/2/2021 – The Indiana Pacers are sending an early message to the league that they are very much prepared and will compete with the best. They will be hosting their first game of 2021 against the New York Knicks at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NBA TV will be putting the game on television this January 2, Saturday at exactly 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Fans can also enjoy the match via online live streaming at NBA League Pass. The New York Knicks are showing good potential under new coach Tom Thibodeau but NBA Spreads have them coming in as the underdogs against the Indiana Pacers.
New York Knicks vs Indiana Pacers 1/2/2021
New York Knicks vs Indiana Pacers 1/2/2021 Betting Odds
New York Knicks Betting
The New York Knicks failed to get into a winning streak as they were halted by the Toronto Raptors by a wide margin of 17 points, 83-100. RJ Barret was the team’s leading contributor with 20 points along with 13 boards and five assists but shot a dismal 32% from the field. Julius Randle had an injury but he should be ready for this game as the forward is having a great year adding a good assist mark to his game. He had 15 points, ten rebounds, and five dimes while Kevin Knox powered the bench with 16 rebounds. Elfrid Payton has been looking comfortable as Tom Thibodeau’s starting PG as he gave the team 14 points, four assists, and three boards.
Players to watch: J. Randle PF 5 GP 5 GS 37.8 MIN 23 PTS 1.8 OR 8.6 DR 10.4 REB 7 AST 0.4 STL 0.4 BLK 4.6 TO 4.2 PF 1.5 AST/TO 20.11 PER
A. Burks SG 3 GP 0 GS 27.7 MIN 20.7 PTS 0 OR 3.7 DR 3.7 REB 3.7 AST 1 STL 0.7 BLK 2.3 TO 3.3 PF 1.6 AST/TO 26.05 PER
R. Barrett SG 5 GP 5 GS 37 MIN 15.4 PTS 1.2 OR 6.2 DR 7.4 REB 3.6 AST 0.8 STL 0 BLK 2.4 TO 2.2 PF 1.5 AST/TO 8.02 PER.
Indiana Pacers Betting
The Indiana Pacers immediately bounced back from a tough loss against the Boston Celtics and beat the Cleveland Cavaliers by 10 points. This team has only lost once in their five games but they are taking a huge hit as TJ Warren will be losing significant time to repair a stress fracture. This team has lived through injuries and will expect more from Doug McDermott coming off the bench and filling in the hole that Warren left. He had 18 points, nine rebounds and three triples on his increased role as the Pacers still look good. Domantas Sabonis is looking like their best bid to go to the NBA All-Star game and expect him to contribute across the board.
Players to Watch: D. Sabonis PF 5 GP 5 GS 37 MIN 22.4 PTS 2.2 OR 8.8 DR 11 REB 7.2 AST 0.8 STL 0.4 BLK 3.2 TO 3.6 PF 2.3 AST/TO 23.23 PER
V. Oladipo SG 4 GP 4 GS 30.5 MIN 21 PTS 0 OR 5.3 DR 5.3 REB 4.8 AST 1.3 STL 0.3 BLK 2 TO 2.3 PF 2.4 AST/TO 24.13 PER
M. Brogdon PG 5 GP 5 GS 34.4 MIN 20 PTS 0.6 OR 3.4 DR 4 REB 6.2 AST 1.6 STL 0 BLK 2.2 TO 1.8 PF 2.8 AST/TO 20 PER.
New York Knicks vs Indiana Pacers 1/2/2021 Betting Numbers
New York Knicks
The total has gone OVER in 10 of New York’s last 15 games.
Indiana is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
New York Knicks
Alec Burks SG Ankle is “?” Saturday vs Indiana
Jeremy Lamb SG Knee is out indefinitely
New York Knicks vs Indiana Pacers Betting Picks
The Indiana Pacers may have lost TJ Warren but Domantas Sabonis is playing on a higher level this season. The best sportsbook for 2021 has them as the best bet to win against the New York Knicks and it will be on a good margin.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the New York Knicks for this game is a +525 while the Pacers are at -750.
ATS: It is 6.5 points between both squads for this game. Pacers have the -6.5 while the Knicks are on the other side with +6.5.
TOTALs: The given total for this game is 217 points with the Pacers the team under and the Knicks going over.
Score Prediction: 112 – 107 Pacers