Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The New York Knicks travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 196.5.
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The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 32-49 and a road record of 14-26. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.6 as they are averaging 98.5 points per game while giving up 101.1 per contest. New York is 8-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 21-30. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Pacers have an overall record of 43-37 and a home record of 25-15. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.2 points per game and surrendering 100.7, good for a point differential of 1.5. Indiana has a division record of 7-8 and a conference record of 28-22. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 21.8 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 14.3 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Paul George averages 23.2 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 7 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. George Hill averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
New York averages 98.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 13.4 per game. The Knicks allow 101.1 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 9th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Indiana averages 102.2 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 52 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 20th with 14.8 per game. The Pacers allow 100.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.7 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Pacers force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Knicks average 98.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 98.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -3.7 per contest. The Knicks have an offensive rating of 104.7 and a defensive rating of 107.5. In terms of pace they average 93.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. New York turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 10.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Pacers score 102.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 116.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 8.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.9 points per game. The Pacers rating on offense is 104.6 and they have a defensive rating of 103.1. They get 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 44-37-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 34-46-1 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 40-40-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 37-43-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
04/11/16 F Kristaps Porzingis Shoulder expected to miss Tuesday vs. Indiana
04/05/16 F Lance Thomas Knee out for season
04/01/16 PG Jose Calderon Quad out indefinitely
Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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