Indiana Pacers at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 10/31/2018
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 5.5 point favorites.
The Pacers have a record of 4-3. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 6.1 as they average 109.0 points per game while giving up 102.9 per contest. The Knicks have an overall mark of 2-5. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They total 106.7 points per contest and give up 110.7, which is a point differential of -4.0.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 4-2-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 4-2-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 4-2-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 3-3-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key New York Knicks Injuries
10/30/18 G Courtney Lee Neck is questionable Wednesday vs Indiana
10/30/18 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Indiana
10/22/18 SF Kevin Knox Ankle is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
Victor Oladipo comes into this contest averaging 21.7 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 55%. Bojan Bogdanovic averages 14.7 points per game in 30.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Tim Hardaway averages 24.4 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Enes Kanter averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.7 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 109.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 43% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 40.3 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 13.6 per game. The Pacers allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 23rd in the league with 106.7 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -4.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 44.1 boards per game, and 30th in assists per contest with 19.7. The Knicks are 25th in turnovers per game with 12.7. The Knicks surrender 110.7 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 23.0 assists allowed per contest and 16th with 46.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per game.
The Pacers are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 105.9, and their offensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 8th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 3rd. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA. Indiana is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 25th in the NBA.
New York is 24th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league. The Knicks are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.1, and their defensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 24th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York +5.5
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