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New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers - 1/11/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Indiana Pacers at New York Knicks
Date & Time Friday January 11, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Location
Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
The Line
The Line: New York Knicks +8.5 -- Over/Under: 220
TV Channel
ESPN, FSIN
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The Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks meet Friday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.

The Indiana Pacers look for another win after winning seven of their last nine games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 108.1 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 103.1 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 19.9 points and 5.1 assists while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 16.2 points and four rebounds. Domantas Sabonis is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won six of their last nine road games.

The New York Knicks could use a feel good victory after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 107.4 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 115.8 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 20 points and 2.7 assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 14.4 points and 11 rebounds. Emmanuel Mudiay is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Knox is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks haven’t won a home game since December 1.

The Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Knicks are 36-17-1 ATS in their last 54 Friday games, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Pacers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New York. The over is 5-2 in Knicks last 7 Friday games. The over is 7-0 in Pacers last 7 overall.

The New York Knicks are shooting just 40 percent from the field and are being outscored by 13.8 points in their last five games. The Indiana Pacers have won each of the last four games against the Pacers and have won those games by an average of 10.75 points. The Knicks also haven't won a home game in over a month and are just 6-10 ATS at home this season overall. I'm simply not looking to get behind these Knicks, even though the Pacers haven't been the best when it comes to covering big numbers. I'm leaning toward the Pacers in this contest for obvious reasons. 

Pick:
Indiana Pacers -8.5

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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