Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks Predictions, Free NBA Picks 2/21/2020
Game: Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks
Date: Friday, February 21, 2020
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana -6.5
Domantas Sabonis and the Indiana Pacers (32-23, 2nd in the Central Division) go to Madison Square Garden on Friday where they'll take on the New York Knicks (17-38, 5th in the Atlantic Division). Indiana opens this contest as 6.5 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 211.
The Pacers are covering 53.7% of the time, having gone 29-25-1 ATS. New York is covering 53.7% of the time, going 29-25-1 against the spread.
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key New York Knicks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Myles Turner averages 11.9 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Domantas Sabonis comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 12.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Elfrid Payton averages 9.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 6.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 54%. Julius Randle averages 19.3 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.6 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allow 107.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league. Indiana averages 109.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 26.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 26th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks surrender 111.7 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 24.3 assists allowed per contest, and 14th with 45.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game. New York is 28th in the league with 104.8 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -7.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 46.5 boards per game and 28th in assists per contest with 21.7. The Knicks are 21st in turnovers per game with 14.3.
The Pacers are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.9, and their defensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 8th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. Indiana is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
New York is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league. The Knicks are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.4, and their defensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 28th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana -6.5
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