Free NBA Pick: Pacers vs Knicks NBA Odds
Looking for Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Mavs taking on the Raptors on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(34-32) Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks (26-41)
Date: Tuesday, March 14
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden – New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: New York Knicks +3
NBA Betting Total: 211
Live NBA Odds
Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
The Knicks! The Pacers! One of the NBA’s most epic rivalries!
Okay…maybe we’re thinking more about the Patrick Ewing, Reggie Miller, Mark Jackson, Spike Lee days. As much history as these two franchises have with one another, they don’t do much for the casual fans these days.
That doesn’t mean, however, that there aren’t star players to pique the interest of viewers across the Association.
*All statistics, standings, records, rankings and trends are current as of this writing at 9:00 p.m. ET on Monday, March 13, 2017.
The Indiana Pacers go as Paul George goes. His nickname is PG-13, but that dude is straight up rated R at times when it comes to what he does to opponents on both ends of the court.
In this contest against the Knicks, look for two things: How he takes advantage of Carmelo Anthony and how he defends him.
On offense, George should have no problem scoring both on the perimeter and in transition. He is a dominant scorer in his own right, but Melo has reminded everyone this season of just how disinterested he is in participating on that side of the floor.
The even better news for George is that Anthony has seemingly lost interest in dominating offensively as well.
He doesn’t like playing in the triangle offense (nobody does), but what’s even more concerning is that he’s resorting back to an isolation scorer despite having guys like Kristaps Porzingis who would not only benefit from more looks, but can help the team as well.
Guys like Jeff Teague and Myles Turner will make their impact felt in this one as well against a poor defensive Knicks squad, but give George the advantage in his matchup.
New York Knicks
The New York Knicks have been a mess all season. To make matters worse, reports have already come out that Derrick Rose — the point guard they traded for this past offseason — would consider signing with the Milwaukee Bucks this summer.
Although in reality, that may be good news considering he’s also said he’s looking for a max contract.
Against Indy, it will be interesting to see how the Knicks handle the Melo-defense situation against George. Will they send extra help to double? Will they take Melo off of the Pacers star altogether for certain stretches?
Only time will tell…but the Knicks had better come up with Plans B and C.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Pacers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Pacers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win.
- Pacers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Knicks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- Knicks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Knicks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Central.
Free Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks NBA Prediction:
Neither team offers a lot of confidence against the spread at this juncture. Looking at recent trends, it’s difficult to decide which team has the edge ATS in a contest that has been pegged by oddsmakers as just a three-point Pacers favorite.
All that said, it’s easy to pick which we trust just a little bit more.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: IND ATS
Give this one to the Pacers, and give it to them by a more significant spread than the three points pegged by oddsmakers.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Indiana Pacers 105 – New York Knicks 99
If you’re looking for more NBA picks like this Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks matchup we’ll be providing 4* free NBA predictions on the blog during the entire 2016/17 NBA Season, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free NBA predictions!
CappersPicks.com has NBA Odds up on a ton of futures, and you will also find DAILY NBA playoffs lines up as well.