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Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks - 12/16/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Knicks (9-21) at Indiana Pacers (19-10)
Date & Time Sunday December 16, 2018, 5:00 PM (EST)
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The Line
The Line: Indiana Pacers -11 -- Over/Under: 214
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The New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. 

The New York Knicks could use a win here after losing seven of their last nine games. The New York Knicks are averaging 108.9 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 115.2 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 21.1 points and 2.9 assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 15 points and 11.4 rebounds. Emmanuel Mudiay is the third double-digit scorer and Trey Burke is dishing three assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost four of their last five road games.

The Indiana Pacers look for another victory to build on their six-game winning streak. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 106.6 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 101.3 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 20.5 points and five assists while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 16.6 points and 3.9 rebounds. Domantas Sabonis is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won their last four home games.

The Knicks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest, 2-10 ATS in their last 12 Sunday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Pacers are 37-15-1 ATS in their last 53 Sunday games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Knicks are 2-11 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Indiana. The under is 39-19 in Pacers last 58 overall. The over is 4-1 in Knicks last 5 overall.

The New York Knicks are being outscored by 10.6 points in their last five games and 8.5 points on the road this season overall. The Indiana Pacers are outscoring teams by 13.6 points in their last five games and 7.2 points at home this season. The Knicks do have a history of playing the Pacers tough and are coming off a nice win over the Charlotte Hornets. However, the numbers suggest that this game won't be close. I'm going to back the Pacers by double digits.

Indiana Pacers -11

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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