Knicks vs. Pacers - 4/8/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (34-43) at New York Knicks (15-62)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +10.5 -- Over/Under: 190 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, MSG
The Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks meet Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Indiana Pacers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, the Pacers are averaging 97.1 points on 43.8 percent shooting and are allowing 97.1 points on 43.7 percent shooting. George Hill is averaging 15.7 points and 4.8 assists while Paul George is averaging 13 points and two assists. C.J. Miles is grabbing 2.8 rebounds and Rodney Stuckey is dishing 3.1 assists. The Indiana Pacers have to be thrilled to have George back, as they make this last-second push for one of the final playoff spots in the East. The Pacers are shooting just 42.9 percent in their last five games but have won 10 of their last 12 games when allowing less than 100 points. C.J. Watson is questionable with an elbow injury.
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The New York Knicks look to play spoiler after losing nine of their last 10 games. On the season, the Knicks are averaging 91.9 points on 42.8 percent shooting and are allowing 101.3 points on 46 percent shooting. Andrea Bargnani is averaging 14.8 points and 4.3 rebounds while Langston Galloway is averaging 11.3 points and 3.2 assists. Tim Hardaway Jr. is dishing 1.8 assists and Jason Smith is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 42.9 percent in their last five games and have lost 24 straight games when scoring less than 100 points. Six of the Knicks last eight victories have come on their home court. Cleanthony Early is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Pacers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest. The Knicks are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Central and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pacers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New York and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Pacers don't score enough consistently to cover big numbers. However, the Knicks don't do anything right to cover anything. I'd stay away from this game, but if forced to pick, I'm siding with the points.