Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 18 (12/18): NBA

Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 18 (12/18): NBA

 

Odds

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Pacers money line +135
Pacers spread +3 (-110)
Knicks money line -160
Knicks spread -3 (-110)
Over / under 228

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Indiana Pacers New York Knicks
Record 14-13 12-15
Home / road record 8-5 3-9
Streak L1 L1
Points per game 115.00 108.00
Points allowed per game 115.33 110.67
Rebounds per game 42.00 41.00
Rebounds allowed per game 42.67 43.33
Over / under record 12-15 14-12-1
 

Preview

The Indiana Pacers continue at home and will now host the New York Knicks at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Monday. These teams already faced each other earlier this season where the Pacers took the win 101-99 at home.  

 

Indiana Pacers

The Pacers are ranking 3rd in the Central Division and get here with a 14-13 record with a 8-5 record at home so far. In their last game at home they beat the Wizards 121-111. Indiana ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference with 46.8 points per game in the paint led by Myles Turner averaging 8.6.

Turner is averaging 17.7 points, eight rebounds and 2.4 blocks for the Pacers. Hield is averaging 17.8 points over the last 10 games for Indiana.

In their last 10 games the Pacers are 4-6, averaging 115.8 points, 40.3 rebounds, 25.6 assists, 9.3 steals and 5.0 blocks per game while shooting 45.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 121.0 points per game.

New York Knicks

The Knicks get here with a 12-13 record overall and are 6-6 on the road so far ranking 5th in the Atlantic Division. The Knicks are 6-6 in Eastern Conference games. New York ranks fifth in the Eastern Conference with 33.5 defensive rebounds per game led by Julius Randle averaging 6.4.

Julius Randle is averaging 20.6 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists for the Knicks. Jalen Brunson is shooting 49.5% and averaging 21.5 points for the Knicks. Randle is averaging 2.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for New York.

In their last 10 games the Knicks are 4-6, averaging 112.2 points, 45.8 rebounds, 23.0 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 43.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.3 points per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

New York are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.

New York are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games against Indiana.

New York are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 7 games when playing on the road against Indiana.

Indiana are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games.

Indiana are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Indiana's last 13 games against New York.

 

Prediction

The Knicks have been up and down this season as they have been dealing with injuries but looks like all of their best players will be available for this game. The Pacers have lost 4 of their last 6 games and are allowing over 120 points per game. The last time these teams faced each other in Indiana the Pacers beat New York by only 2 points and the Knicks were without Butler and Oladipo so I expect New York to beat them this time.

PICK: Knicks -3 (-110)

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