Indiana Pacers (15-16) at New York Knicks (16-17)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +1 -- Over/Under: 216.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks meet Saturday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Indiana Pacers need a win after losing nine of their last 13 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 113.2 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 111.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 21.7 points and 4.8 rebounds while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 21.5 points and 5.7 assists. TJ Warren is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.
The New York Knicks look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The New York Knicks are averaging 103.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 103.8 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 23.3 points and 5.5 assists while RJ Barrett is averaging 16.2 points and 6.3 rebounds. Elfrid Payton is the third double-digit scorer and Immanuel Quickley is dishing 2.5 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.3 rebounds per game.
The Pacers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 Saturday games. The Knicks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 8-1 in Pacers last 9 Saturday games. The under is 21-9 in Knicks last 30 overall. The under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in New York.
The Indiana Pacers are the better team on paper, but they're not playing well right now and are on the end of a back to back. The New York Knicks have gotten back to their winning ways and they now shoot 46.2 percent from the field at home. This line isn't showing much respect to the Knicks. I'll grab the free point with the home team here.