New York Knicks at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/4/2017
Monday, December 4, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The New York Knicks travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Monday, December 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 2 point favorites.
The Knicks head into this matchup with a mark of 11-10. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.7 as they are averaging 104.5 points per contest while giving up 103.8 per game. The Pacers have an overall record of 12-11. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 108.6 points per game and surrendering 108.3, good for a point differential of 0.3.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 13-8-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 9-12-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 14-9-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 12-11-0 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
12/02/17 PG Frank Ntilikina Ankle is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Orlando
12/02/17 F Kristaps Porzingis Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Orlando
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
Kristaps Porzingis comes into this contest averaging 25.8 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Enes Kanter averages 14.1 points per game in 26.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 10.4 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 64% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Myles Turner averages 14.1 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Victor Oladipo averages 23.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 104.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.76 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 45.1 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 16.2 per game. The Knicks allow 103.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.8 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 22.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 6th in the league with 108.6 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.3. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 42.5 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 23.2. The Pacers are 25th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Pacers surrender 108.3 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 23.5 assists allowed per contest and 15th with 43.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game this season.
The Knicks are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 107.7, and their offensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 15th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA. New York is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Indiana is 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league. The Pacers are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.5, and their defensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana -2
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