New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers - 12/7/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Indiana Pacers (14-8) at New York Knicks (4-18)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +6 -- Over/Under: 207.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks meet Saturday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Indiana Pacers look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 109.9 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 104.4 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 18.9 points and 7.9 assists while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 18.4 points and 13 rebounds. TJ Warren is the third double-digit scorer and Jeremy Lamb is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have split their last six road games.
The New York Knicks need a win here to snap an eight-game losing streak. The New York Knicks are averaging 100.5 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Marcus Morris is averaging 18.3 points and six rebounds while Julius Randle is averaging 16.8 points and 8.5 rebounds. RJ Barrett is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 67.3 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost five straight home games.
The Pacers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Knicks are 11-25 ATS in their last 36 games as a home underdog, 13-30 ATS in their last 43 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Pacers last 7 overall. The under is 17-8-1 in Knicks last 26 overall. The Pacers are 5-11 ATS in the last 16 meetings in New York.
The New York Knicks are a complete mess right now, as they're riding a eight-game losing streak and losing their last five games by an average of 24.8 points while shooting 39.4 percent from the field. Coaching changes also usually don't have the same impact as they do in football where the players rally around and put together a better showing. The Indiana Pacers are on the end of a back to back, but they're in a much better space overall and have been far more profitable for bettors. I'll lay the reasonable number with the Pacers on the road.