Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks - NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (8-37) at Indiana Pacers (16-31)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
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The New York Knicks look to stay hot tonight when they visit the Indiana Pacers.
The New York Knicks have surprisingly won four of their last five after upsetting the Thunder by 100-92 last night. Carmelo Anthony led the scoring with 31 points while Langston Galloway added 18 points as the Knicks overcame Russell Westbrook's 40-point night to beat the Thunder. Sure, the Thunder were without Kevin Durant, but the Knicks were a league-worst 5-32 just over a week ago so they'll take whatever they can get to avoid being the team with the worst record in the league.
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Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers have lost eight of their last nine games overall and will be looking to bounce back from their 104-91 loss against the Raptors on Tuesday. Rodney Stuckey led the way with 22 points while Solomon Hill added 15 as the Pacers jumped out to an early lead but couldn't sustain the scoring against the Raptors who have won four straight. Points have been the Pacers' problem all season and they've averaged just 94.9 points on the season and they've averaged just 90.4 points in their last eight losses.
In ATS trends, the Knicks are 5-0-1 ATS in their last six road games against a team with a losing home record and 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall, while the Pacers are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last four home games.
Head to head, the Knicks are 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings overall and just 0-5 ATS in the last five meetings in Indiana.
Anthony is not expected to suit up tonight for the Knicks which would be a massive blow, but the Pacers are hardly deserving of an eight-point start, so I'll be taking the Knicks with the points in this one.