Indiana Pacers at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 1/11/2019
Friday, January 11, 2019
Madison Square Garden
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Friday, January 11, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 8.5 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 27-14. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 5.0 as they average 108.1 points per contest while giving up 103.1 per game. The Knicks have an overall mark of 10-31. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They total 107.4 points per contest and give up 115.8, which is a point differential of -8.5.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 20-19-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 17-23-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 19-21-1 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 22-19-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
01/09/19 F Myles Turner Shoulder is questionable Friday vs New York
Key New York Knicks Injuries
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
01/09/19 PG Frank Ntilikina Ankle is questionable Friday vs Indiana
Bojan Bogdanovic averages 16.2 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Victor Oladipo comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Enes Kanter averages 14.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.0 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Tim Hardaway averages 20.0 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allow 103.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league. Indiana averages 108.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 25.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 23rd and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks surrender 115.8 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 26.3 assists allowed per contest, and 28th with 47.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game. New York is 23rd in the league with 107.4 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -8.5. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 45.1 boards per game and 30th in assists per contest with 19.7. The Knicks are 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The Pacers are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.3, and their defensive rating of 105.2 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Indiana is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league.
New York is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the NBA. The Knicks are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 114.9, and their offensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 29th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 30th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York +8.5
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