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(16-18) New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers (18-18)
Date: Saturday January 07
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis Indiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Pacers -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 216
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This Eastern Conference showdown features the Knicks traveling to face the Pacers.
The Knicks have lost 5 in a row, while Indiana is riding a 3 game win streak.
The Knicks won the first game of the season series this year, winning 118-111.
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New York is still a contender in the weak Eastern Conference, but with a lot of old veterans past their prime, can they keep up the pace and secure a playoff spot in April?
Dealing with a sore left knee during the Knicks losing streak, Carmelo Anthony has not shot the ball well. After scoring just 7 points in the loss to the Rockets, Melo had 19 points against Orlando but on 6-17 from the field.
Another poor aspect has been his 3 point shooting, as he is just 4-20 from behind the arc during the losing streak.
If they are going to snap out of this funk he will need to play at his best. He got the most out of his matchup with Paul George a few weeks ago, scoring 35 in a Knicks win.
I don’t expect Anthony to do much damage this time around, as the sore knee will limit him on the offensive end of the floor.
Kristaps Porzingis has steadily improve this season, and should be in the running for an All Star nod, despite the Knicks struggles.
He has the ability to take over games and is averaging 20 points and nearly 8 rebounds per game this season.
He is dealing with an Achilles injury, but if he suits up expect him to have a good game against Myles Turner.
Derrick Rose was a big free agent pick up by New York, but the former MVP has not shown the same explosiveness, or skills that got him that award during the 2013-2014 season.
This year he is putting up solid numbers and has not looked like the below average guard we saw the last 2 seasons in Chicago.
He has average 17 points, 4 assists, and 4 rebounds per game this season. Expect him to battle Jeff Teague put still put up numbers close to his average.
Paul George continues to be one of the best small forwards in the NBA, and has been lighting the scoreboard up recently. He has scored 30 or more points in 3 of the last 4 games.
With Carmelo Anthony nursing a sore knee expect George to attack the rim relentlessly, and make it 4 out of 5 games with at least 30 points.
Myles Turner continues to improve as a quality big man, and his scoring was one of the differences in the win against the Pistons Tuesday night. The talented center had 17 points and 7 rebounds.
He also hit two shots from behind the arc, showing he can be a stretch 5 when called upon.
Jeff Teague has been a solid, if not spectacular acquisition for the Pacers this year.
He will be extremely valuable during a projected playoff run, and his leadership from his days in Atlanta has been a great addition to the Pacers locker room.
He had a good stat sheet against Detroit, scoring 17 points and dishing out 8 assists.
Expect another good game from Teague as he faces off against a slower Derrick Rose.
NBA Betting Trends:
- NY are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games.
- Over is 10-4 in NY last 14 vs. Eastern Conference.
- NY are 16-7 ATS in their last 23 games overall.
- IND are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games.
- IND are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Sat. games.
- IND are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- NY are 1-8 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Indiana.
- Under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
Free New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Prediction:
Teague and George should lead the Pacers to an easy win.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Indiana ATS
The Knicks perimeter defense has been terrible during this losing streak.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Indiana 104 – New York 94
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