Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks 11/15/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks
Date: Monday, November 15, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
The New York Knicks (7-6) welcome the Indiana Pacers (6-8) at Madison Square Garden on Monday.
The Pacers played the 76ers and walked away with a win by a score of 118-113 in their last contest. Indiana wrapped up the game with a 57.3% field goal percentage (47 of 82) and converted 14 out of their 28 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Pacers buried 10 of 15 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. In the matter of rebounding, they collected 37 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 33 dimes for the matchup in addition to forcing 2 turnovers and getting 7 steals. With regard to defense, Indiana allowed their opponent to shoot 42.7% from the floor on 38 of 89 shooting. Philadelphia earned 46 assists and had 16 steals for this contest. Moreover, Philadelphia collected 28 rebounds (18 offensive, 10 defensive) and got 10 rejections. Philadelphia went 86.2% at the charity stripe by knocking down 25 of 29 attempts. They buried 12 of 23 attempts from beyond the arc. With respect to fouls, the Pacers left the arena with 21 and the 76ers racked up 14 fouls.
Justin Holiday is someone who played a role in this matchup. He scored 27 points on 9 of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 28 minutes and also totaled 2 rebounds. Holiday finished the game shooting 81.8% from the field and also totaled 1 assist.
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Indiana comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 6-8 this season. They cough up possession 16.1 times per game and as a group are committing 21.2 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Indiana is grabbing 45.8 boards per game and has accumulated 340 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 5th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Pacers are connecting on 35.9% on 3-point shots (177 of 493) and 75.5% from the charity stripe. They average 109.1 points per game (13th in the league) while connecting on 47.2% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Pacers are forcing 13.6 turnovers per game and they draw 18.4 personal fouls. They are giving up 37.5% on 3-point shots while they are 18th in the NBA in PPG allowed (108.5). The Pacers defense is allowing a FG percentage of 44.8% (557 of 1,243) and they relinquish 42.8 rebounds per game as a unit. They are 19th in the league in giving up assists with 316 relinquished for the season.
For their last game, the Knicks walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 104-96 when they faced the Hornets. The Knicks corralled 37 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards totaling 51 in the game. They coughed up the ball 19 times, while earning 8 steals in this matchup. The Hornets committed 12 personal fouls for the contest which got the Knicks to the free throw line for 18 tries. They were able to make 11 of them for a percentage of 61.1%. Pertaining to shooting from downtown, New York made 13 out of their 35 tries (37.1%). When the game finished, the Knicks walked away from this one shooting 36 out of 93 from the field which gave them a rate of 38.7%. The Knicks allowed the Hornets to bury 39 of their 90 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 43.3% in this contest. They shot 27.8% from downtown by connecting on 10 out of 36 and ended up shooting 16 out of 24 from the free throw line (66.7%). When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, New York permitted Charlotte to grab 37 in total (12 on the offensive glass).
Kemba Walker ended up being important for the Knicks for the matchup. He made 9 out of 19 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 47.4%, and tallied 3 rebounds. Walker earned 26 points in his 31 mins of playing time and earned 3 dimes in this matchup.
New York has a win-loss mark of 7-6 this year. The Knicks are committing 18.6 personal fouls per contest while shooting 75.2% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 21.8 times per game (22nd in the league) and they turn the ball over 13.7 times per game. New York has accounted for 1,425 pts this year (109.6 per game) and they average 46.0 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Knicks are hitting on 44.7% from the field, which is ranked 17th in the league.
The New York defense concedes 36.9% from downtown (198 of 536) and their opponents are knocking down 80.7% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 25.6 assists and 46.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 26th and 20th in basketball. The Knicks on the defensive end are ranked 22nd in basketball in points allowed per game with 109.2. They are able to force 13.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.4% from the floor (7th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York
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