Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 34-32. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 104.7 points per game while giving up 105.6 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 26-41. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.5 points per game and surrendering 108.8, good for a point differential of -3.3.
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 22.2 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 92%. Jeff Teague averages 15.2 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.9 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Derrick Rose averages 17.8 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Carmelo Anthony averages 23 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Indiana averages 104.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.85 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 41.7 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 13.9 per game. The Pacers allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
New York averages 105.5 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.33 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 45.8 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 13th with 14.1 per game. The Knicks allow 108.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 45 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Knicks force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Pacers have an offensive rating of 107.8 and a defensive rating of 108.7. In terms of pace they average 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Knicks rating on offense is 108.1 and they have a defensive rating of 111.6. They get 96.5 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 28% of their shot attempts. New York turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 30-36-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 31-35-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 34-33-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 33-34-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
New York Knicks Injuries
02/28/17 C Joakim Noah Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take New York +2.5
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