New York Knicks at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/16/2018
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The New York Knicks travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, December 16, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 11 point favorites.
The Knicks have a record of 9-21. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -6.3 as they average 108.9 points per game while giving up 115.2 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 19-10 this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They average 106.6 points per game and surrender 101.3, good for a point differential of 5.3.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 15-14-1 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 17-13-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 15-13-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 10-19-0 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
12/14/18 G Allonzo Trier Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Indiana
12/14/18 G Damyean Dotson Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs Indiana
12/14/18 PG Frank Ntilikina Ankle left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Indiana
12/14/18 C Mitchell Robinson Ankle left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Indiana
12/14/18 PG Trey Burke Knee is questionable Sunday vs Indiana
11/07/18 SF Lance Thomas Knee is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tim Hardaway averages 21.1 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Enes Kanter comes into this contest averaging 15.0 points per game while playing 27.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 11.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Domantas Sabonis averages 14.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 24.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.9 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Bojan Bogdanovic averages 16.6 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks allow 115.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they give up 25.8 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league. New York averages 108.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 45.5 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 14th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers surrender 101.3 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 22.9 assists allowed per contest, and 4th with 42.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game. Indiana is 25th in the league with 106.6 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 5.3. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 43.9 boards per game and 10th in assists per contest with 25.2. The Pacers are 12th in turnovers per game with 14.6.
The Knicks are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 114.1, and their offensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 28th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 28th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. New York is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the NBA.
Indiana is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Pacers are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 103.4, and their offensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 2nd. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York +11
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