Knicks vs Pacers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: New York Knicks vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana -11
Bankers Life Fieldhouse is the venue where Domantas Sabonis and the Indiana Pacers (31-17, 2nd in the Central Division) will take on the New York Knicks (13-36, 5th in the Atlantic Division) on Saturday. New York opens this contest as 11 point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 214.
The Knicks cover the spread 51.0% of the time, having gone 25-24-0 ATS. Indiana is covering the spread 57.5% of the time, going 27-20-1 against the spread.
Key New York Knicks Injuries
01/30/20 PG Elfrid Payton Suspension is out Saturday vs Indiana
01/29/20 PG Frank Ntilikina Groin is questionable Saturday vs Indiana
01/17/20 SF RJ Barrett Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
01/31/20 C Myles Turner Illness is questionable Saturday vs New York
Julius Randle comes into this game averaging 19.0 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Marcus Morris averages 19.2 points per contest in 32.1 minutes per game. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 5.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Domantas Sabonis scores 18.0 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 12.8 rebounds per contest and has 4.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Myles Turner averages 12.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.0 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 104.1 points per contest, which is 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 26th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 46.1 boards per contest and 21.2 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 22nd with 14.1 per game. The Knicks allow 111.8 points per contest, which is 18th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 30th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.0 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they allow 24.1 assists per game which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 18th in the NBA with 110.1 points per contest this season. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 3.02. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 4th in the league. They are 25th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.8 boards per contest and 3rd in assists per game with 26.2. The Pacers are 27th in turnovers per contest with 12.9. The Pacers give up 107.0 points per game, which ranks them 8th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 10th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 23.2 dimes allowed per game and 12th with 44.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Pacers are 12th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year.
The Knicks are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 112.8, and their offensive rating of 105 is ranked 24th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 28th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA. New York is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA.
Indiana is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Pacers are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 108, and their offensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 10th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana -11
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