Preview and analysis for your sports betting on the NBA with the game New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers. Recommended forecast.
Key game in the eastern conference. Indiana Pacers, ranked sixth and at the moment with a direct passport to the playoffs, visits the Knicks who are seventh, right on the limit between accessing the qualifying zone or going to Play-In.
New York ended a 4-game winning streak, with its loss on January 9 at home against the Milwaukee Bucks. They let it go in the clutch. Dulled by the pain of a fall at home was Jalen Brunson, who scored 44 points that day, his career high. Or Randle’s Double-double (25 points, 16 rebounds).
Betting and odds Knicks vs. pacers
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money line: Knicks @1,50 | Pacers @2,60
Dash line: 227.5 total points | Over: 1.90 | Under: 1.90
Handicap: Knicks -4,5 @1,90 | Pacers +4,5 @1,90
The Pacers, meanwhile, having more trouble than they budgeted for, arrive at Madison Square Garden after beating Charlotte 116-111 at home. As a result, valid. It helps them to continue in the privilege zone and they have 8 wins in their last 10 games. Another detail that should not be underestimated lies in the fact that their victories are usually by single-digit margins.
The Pacers lead the Knicks in average points per game (115.6 vs. 114), more effective in field goal percentage (46.3 vs. 45.5), better in triples (37% vs. 33 .9) and in free throws they are finer, with 80% effectiveness compared to 77.6% for the opponent.
By contrast, New York has better defense, with 111.2 points allowed per game to the Pacers’ 115.6 and 111.7 in defensive rating. Also, with the Pacers’ scoring average being better, the Knicks rank better in offensive rating. They achieve 114.1 points for every 100 possessions, unlike their opponent, box 13 in this indicator with 113.4.
For the Knicks, one of the keys in this game will be to remain one of the teams with the lowest field goal percentage allowed in the competition: 45.2%. They also stand out for allowing their opponents 34.2% on triples, the third best percentage.
Tyrese Haliburton is the go-to player for the Indiana Pacers on the offensive end. He is scoring 20.3 points on average, with 48% shooting from the field. His assist average is also very good: 10.3.
Pronóstico New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers
In New York Knicks, their leading scorer is Julius Randle (24.4) and he also leads in rebounds (10.1). Meanwhile, Jalen Brunson has the best assist average on his team at 6.5 per game.
The Knicks are usually strong from the paint. There they have an average of 52.2 points per game against 47.8 for the Indiana Pacers, who, given their opponent’s defensive conditions, will surely opt for other access routes on their way to getting the points.
In this season they already faced each other. It was last December 18, 2022, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Tight victory for the Knicks 106-109.