Knicks vs. Pacers - 3/7/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (26-34) at New York Knicks (12-48)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +8 -- Over/Under: 189.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, MSG
The Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks meet Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Indiana Pacers look to extend their four-game winning streak. On the season, the Pacers are averaging 96.2 points on 43.7 percent shooting and are allowing 96.5 points on 43.6 percent shooting. George Hill is averaging 14.1 points and 4.4 assists while C.J. Miles is averaging 12.6 points and 2.9 rebounds. David West is grabbing 7.1 rebounds and Rodney Stuckey is dishing 3.1 assists. The Indiana Pacers are currently in the playoff standings and would love to extend their streak with another game. The Pacers are allowing 38 percent shooting in their last five games and have allowed no more than 86 points in their last four games. The Pacers are 11-20 SU on the road.
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The New York Knicks look for a win after splitting their last four games. On the season, the Knicks are averaging 92.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting and are allowing 101.4 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Andrea Bargnani is averaging 12.3 points and 4.3 rebounds while Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 11.4 points and 1.7 assists. Langston Galloway is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Shane Larkin is dishing 2.6 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting just 40.6 percent from the field in their last five games and just can’t wait for this season to come to an end. About the good news for the Knicks is that five of their last eight wins have come on their home court.
The Pacers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games. The Knicks are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 2 days rest and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Pacers are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in New York and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
I'd stay away from this game if I were you. However, for the sake of the article, I'm taking the points and the Knicks against a Pacers team that's coming off a back-to-back.