Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks - 12/4/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (11-11) at Indiana Pacers (12-11)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, FSMW
The New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers meet Monday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The New York Knicks could use a win here after losing four of their last five games. The New York Knicks are averaging 104.5 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 103.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 25.8 points and 6.8 rebounds while Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 17.8 points and 3.3 assists. Enes Kanter is the third double-digit scorer and Courtney Lee is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost four straight road games.
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The Indiana Pacers look for another victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 108.6 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 108.3 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 23.4 points and four assists while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 14.8 points and 3.2 rebounds. Myles Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Thaddeus Young is grabbing six rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 39.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won five of their last eight home games.
The Knicks are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Monday games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Pacers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Monday games, 23-8 ATS in their last 31 games playing on 2 days rest and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Knicks are 2-9 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Indiana, 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the home team is 20-6 ATS in the last 26 meetings.
The Pacers have been one of the surprise teams in the league this season and are 5-1 ATS when being listed as a favorite. Indiana should have little trouble here as well considering Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr. are out due to injury. That's the Knicks best player and their second best scorer. New York doesn't have much depth as it is and will have a hard time keeping up with the Pacers up-tempo and effective offense. I'll take the Pacers to win this game at home by double digits.