New York Knicks at Indiana Pacers NBA Tips 3/12/2019
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The New York Knicks travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 11.5 point favorites.
The Knicks have a record of 13-54. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -8.4 as they average 105.4 points per game while giving up 113.9 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 42-25 this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They average 108.2 points per game and surrender 104.0, good for a point differential of 4.3.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 28-37-2 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 30-37-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 33-33-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 28-39-0 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
03/10/19 SF Mario Hezonja Leg is questionable Tuesday vs Indiana
02/09/19 PG Frank Ntilikina Groin is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
03/10/19 G Tyreke Evans Respiratory is questionable Tuesday vs New York
01/24/19 G Victor Oladipo Knee is out for season
Dennis Smith comes into this contest averaging 13.7 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 64%. Kevin Knox averages 12.2 points per game in 28.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Myles Turner averages 13.1 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.0 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Darren Collison averages 11.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 6.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 105.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 44.8 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 13.8 per game. The Knicks allow 113.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.5 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 25.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 21st in the league with 108.2 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 4.3. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 43.1 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 26.0. The Pacers are 22nd in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Pacers surrender 104.0 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 24.1 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 43.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers were 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game last season.
The Knicks are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.9, and their defensive rating of 113.2 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 30th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league. New York is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 6th in the league.
Indiana is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Pacers are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 105.8, and their offensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 2nd. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 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 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York +11.5
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