Sunday, April 3, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Sunday, April 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 196.5.
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The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 39-36 and a road record of 16-21. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.1 as they are averaging 101.6 points per game while giving up 100.5 per contest. Indiana is 42529 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 24-21. They are 42466 in their last 10 games. The Knicks have an overall record of 31-46 and a home record of 18-20. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 98.6 points per game and surrendering 101.2, good for a point differential of -2.5. New York has a division record of 42558 and a conference record of 20-27. In their last 10 games they are 42466.
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 23.4 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. George Hill averages 12.1 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 22 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Indiana averages 101.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.8 per game. The Pacers allow 100.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.1 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
New York averages 98.6 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 52 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 8th with 13.4 per game. The Knicks allow 101.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Knicks force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Pacers average 101.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 98 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -6.3 per contest. The Pacers have an offensive rating of 103.9 and a defensive rating of 102.9. In terms of pace they average 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Knicks score 99.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 95 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 1.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -1 points per game. The Knicks rating on offense is 104.9 and they have a defensive rating of 107.6. They get 93.4 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 26% of their shot attempts. New York turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 10.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 37-38-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 33-42-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 41-36-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 32-44-1 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
04/02/16 PG Rodney Stuckey Wrist is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Philadelphia
04/01/16 G Ty Lawson Foot probable Saturday vs. Philadelphia
New York Knicks Injuries
04/02/16 F Kristaps Porzingis Shoulder expected to miss Sunday vs. Indiana
04/01/16 PG Jose Calderon Quad out indefinitely
03/09/16 F Lance Thomas Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana
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