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2021 NBA Handicapping
(6-8) Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks (7-6)
Date: Monday, November 15th
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
NBA Moneyline Odds: Pacers +145 | Knicks -145 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Knicks -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 213
Monday, November 15th, finds the Indiana Pacers facing the New York Knicks for the second time this season. In the initial meeting on November 5th, the Pacers won 111-98.
Indiana last played Saturday in a win versus the 76ers while the Knicks have been off since Friday following a loss to the Hornets.
Last season, the squads played three times with the Knicks winning two of the three contests. The Knicks hold the all-time record having bested the Pacers in 94 of their 185 matches.
The tide has turned for the Pacers who started 1-6 and have since gone 5-2 with quality wins versus the Knicks, Jazz, and 76ers in their last six games.
Even the two recent losses could’ve gone their way with a lucky bounce as they lost by four points to Portland and three to Denver. Rick Carlisle has had to navigate a constant revolving door of players being injured and still doesn’t have TJ Warren.
Rookie Chris Duarte has fit in and giving credence to selecting an older prospect can be wise for a team that isn’t in tanking or rebuilding mode.
Although Joel Embiid is still out, the 76ers had most of their core back including Tobias Harris, Danny Green, and Seth Curry so the win on Saturday wasn’t a gimme for Indy.
They won via balanced scoring with Justin Holiday leading the way producing 27 points. Malcolm Brogdon served up a triple-double of 13 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists.
Domantas Sabonis offered a double-double effort of 18 points and 12 rebounds. His big man counterpart Myles Turner is shooting lights out lately and continued that trend with 20 points on Saturday. Of note, Turner is shooting 44.1% from deep on 4.9 attempts – both career-highs
Could it be Carlisle has figured out how to make that duo shine?
Goga Bitadze (illness) and Chris Duarte (ankle) are questionable for Monday. TJ Warren (foot) and Isaiah Jackson (knee) remain out with no definitive timetable to return.
New York Knicks
It’s been a rough week for Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau who has benched his starters in favor of the more energetic and defensively dialed in reserve unit.
While Julius Randle and RJ Barrett took some shade the reality is the inconsistency of new offseason acquisitions Evan Fournier and Kemba Walker is the bigger issue. They’ve been hot and cold offensively but the bigger concern is the inconsistent defensive effort.
Thibodeau seemingly implied his squad might be buying into the ‘Bing Bong” hype forgetting what made them successful last season was their aggressive tough-nosed defense.
In fairness, they tried to add more scoring and offensive depth so when (if) they reached the playoffs their offense wouldn’t reduce to Randle’s isolation offense.
The Knicks haven’t played since the loss to the Hornets on Friday so are well-rested but Thibodeau likely utilized some time for practice to work on the defensive issues.
The Knicks have no players listed on their injury report.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Pacers are 7-3 in the last 10 head to head
- The Knicks are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 meetings
- Over Under is 3-7 in the teams last 10 head to head matchups
Free Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks NBA Prediction:
Despite Bing Bong mania in the Mecca the Knicks have performed better on the road (5-2) than at home (2-4) but will be motivated by the previous loss to Indy. I’ll give the nod to Coach Thibs message having hit it’s mark.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Knicks -3.5
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