New York Knicks (2-3) at Indiana Pacers (4-1)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -8.5 -- Over/Under: 217 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The New York Knicks look for a win to get back to a .500 record. The New York Knicks are averaging 100.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.2 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 23 points and seven assists while Alec Burks is averaging 20.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. RJ Barrett is the third double-digit scorer and Elfrid Payton is dishing 4.4 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 26.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game.
The Indiana Pacers look for another win to build on their 4-1 record. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 116.8 points on 51.1 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Domantas Sabonis is averaging 22.4 points and 11 rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 21 points and 4.8 assists. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and TJ Warren is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 43 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.
The Knicks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The Pacers are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 7-2 in Knicks last 9 road games. The under is 5-2 in Pacers last 7 home games. The Knicks are 5-12 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Indiana.
The New York Knicks have been better than expected up to this point, but it's going to take a larger sample size for me to be convinced they're not the same old Knicks. The Indiana Pacers are a team I was high on before the season and a club we've made decent money on already this season. The Pacers also beat up on the Knicks this season. I'll take the Pacers in a comfortable home victory.