The Indiana Pacers will face off against the New York Knicks as the regular season draws to a close. With three consecutive losses Knocking them out of Championship contention, New York has secured their fifth spot for another year. Over their last three meetings between these teams - including an impressive three-point win in Indiana - New York has claimed all five spots. Tip-off is set for 7:00 PM Eastern.
Indiana allows 37.2% on 3-point shots (973 of 2,616) and opponents are making 80.2% of their foul shots, ranking 27th and 28th in the league respectively. On defense, they rank 28th with 119 points given up per game, forcing 15.1 turnovers per contest and allowing teams to shoot 48.4% from the floor (23rd in the NBA).
Defensively, the Knicks force 12.7 turnovers per game and draw 20.7 personal fouls. They allow 35.3% on 3-point shots while ranking 10th in points allowed per game (112.5). Their opponent's shooting percentage is 46.0% (3,210 of 6,974), while they surrender 42.1 rebounds per contest as a team. Currently ranked 12th in NBA assists allowed with 1,969 surrendered this season, they continue to put up impressive numbers defensively.
Head to HeadKnicks vs Pacers Head-to-Head this season.The Knicks won both games this year in close contests.
Our Betting Pick for Today
Betting on the game!
Pacers +9With the Pacers out of the playoffs and the Knicks with a clinched spot, Indiana has little to play for in the role of spoiler. It remains to be seen what motivation the Pacers will have now that the postseason window has closed. New York will look to stay sharp and dialed in throughout the contest. Aside from external influences, New York should dominate on the glass and also rack up a fair amount of second chance points here. With the Knicks taking great care of the ball, little impact the transition offense of the Pacers. New York is 4-1 ATS in the last five against Indiana. With all that said, we don’t know the level of motivation for the Knicks with everything clinched either. Knicks win but 9 points is too much to give in this one. Take the Pacers and the points.
If the previous two games are any indication, I will bet the under on the 228.5.
Knicks vs Pacers How to Watch 🏀
📅 Date: Wednesday, April 05
🕚 Game Time: 7 pm
📺 How to Watch: NBA
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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