Indiana Pacers at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/5/2017
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Sunday, November 5, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New York as 3 point favorites.
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The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 5-4. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.1 as they are averaging 111.3 points per contest while giving up 109.2 per game. The Knicks have an overall record of 4-4. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.3 points per game and surrendering 105.4, good for a point differential of -1.1.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 6-3-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 5-4-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 4-4-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 4-4-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
11/03/17 F TJ Leaf Ankle left last game, is "?" Sunday vs. New York
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
Key New York Knicks Injuries
11/03/17 G Ron Baker Ankle is "?" Sunday vs. Indiana
10/21/17 C Joakim Noah Suspension 12-game suspension (eligible to return 11/13 vs. Cleveland)
Victor Oladipo comes into this contest averaging 24.6 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Darren Collison averages 12.9 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Enes Kanter averages 14.1 points per game while playing 24.9 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 10.5 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 29 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 111.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.11 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.9 per game. The Pacers allow 109.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 20th in the league with 104.3 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.13. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 46.1 boards per game, and 13th in assists per contest with 22.4. The Knicks are 6th in turnovers per game with 16.9. The Knicks surrender 105.4 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 21.1 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 41.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game this season.
The Pacers are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.1, and their defensive rating of 108 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league. Indiana is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league.
New York is 7th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 21st in the league. The Knicks are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.5, and their defensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana +3
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