Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 14-14. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.6 as they are averaging 104.2 points per game while giving up 105.9 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 14-13. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.8 points per game and surrendering 107.9, good for a point differential of -3.1.
Jeff Teague comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Paul George averages 21.8 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 7 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Kristaps Porzingis averages 20.1 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Carmelo Anthony averages 22.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Indiana averages 104.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 50.1 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.3 per game. The Pacers allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.4 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
New York averages 104.8 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 53.8 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 15th with 13.9 per game. The Knicks allow 107.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.2 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Knicks force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Pacers have an offensive rating of 105.2 and a defensive rating of 106.9. In terms of pace they average 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Knicks rating on offense is 107.5 and they have a defensive rating of 110.7. They get 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. New York turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 12-16-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 14-14-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 16-11-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 14-13-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/19/16 G Monta Ellis Groin expected to miss Monday vs. Washington & doubtful Tuesday vs. New York
12/18/16 PG Rodney Stuckey Hamstring expected to miss Monday vs. Washington & doubtful Tuesday vs. New York
New York Knicks Injuries
12/19/16 PG Derrick Rose Back "?" Tuesday vs. Indiana
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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