Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks Prediction, 2/27/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (-1)
The New York Knicks (16-17) play the Indiana Pacers (15-15) at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. Indiana opens this matchup as 1-point favorites. The total opens at 216.5.
The Indiana Pacers faced the Golden State Warriors and took a loss by a score of 111-107 in their last game. Indiana finished the contest with a 45.7% FG percentage (37 out of 81) and made 7 out of their 29 3-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Pacers converted 26 of their 32 attempts for a rate of 81.3%. In terms of pulling down rebounds, they collected 39 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 20 assists in the game while forcing the other team into 18 turnovers and having 11 steals. In terms of defense, Indiana allowed the other team to go 47.0% from the floor on 39 of 83 shooting. Golden State distributed 27 assists and had 10 steals for this contest. Additionally, Golden State totaled 41 rebounds (8 offensive, 33 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Golden State walked away from this one shooting 90.3% at the free throw line by making 28 of 31 shots. They also buried 5 of their 26 shots from long range.
Malcolm Brogdon is a guy who was a contributor for this contest. He ended up walking away with 24 points on 10 of 20 shooting. He was on the court for 34:59 mins and snagged 3 rebounds. Brogdon finished shooting 50.0% from the field and also recorded 3 dimes. Another guy that came through in this contest for the Pacers was Domantas Sabonis. He had 16 rebounds in 39:13 min on the basketball court. He finished shooting 58.3% from the floor in this game by going 7-of-12 (22 points). When this game wrapped up, Sabonis totaled 4 assists.
Indiana will take the court with a record of 15-15 on the campaign. The Pacers are shooting 36.7% on shots from beyond the arc (368 of 1,002) and 77.6% from the free throw line. They are averaging 113.2 pts per contest (15th in the league) while hitting 47.4% from the field. They turn it over 13.7 times per contest and as a group are committing 20.6 fouls every game. As a unit, Indiana is pulling in 42.8 boards per contest and has earned 797 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 15th in the league in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Pacers are able to force 14.9 turnovers per game and they draw 18.9 personal fouls. The Pacers are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 45.9% (448 of 567) and they relinquish 45.2 boards per contest as a squad. They are ranked 12th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 772 surrendered so far this season. They relinquish 37.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 15th in the NBA in points per game allowed (111.9).
For their last game, the New York Knicks got the victory with a final of 140-121 when they played the Sacramento Kings. The Knicks collected 34 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 43 for the game. They coughed up the ball 16 times, while earning 8 steals in this game. The Kings had 22 fouls in the game which took the Knicks to the charity stripe for 21 attempts. They were able to make 19 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 90.5%. In relation to 3-point shots, New York converted 19 out of their 36 attempts (52.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Knicks shot 51 for 87 from the field which gave them a rate of 58.6%. The Knicks allowed the Kings to knock down 42 out of their 85 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 49.4% in the matchup. They shot 34.3% from downtown via 12 of 35 and ended up shooting 25 of 33 at the free throw line (75.8%). With respect to cleaning the glass, New York permitted Sacramento to snag 34 in total (8 on the offensive side).
Julius Randle ended up being a major contributor for the Knicks in this matchup. He converted 9 out of 18 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and accumulated 14 rebounds. Randle earned 21 points in his 30:49 minutes on the court and added 4 assists for the game. An additional guy who was a determining factor for New York was Derrick Rose. He left the arena with 6 assists in his 27:35 mins on the court, and he converted 7 of 11 from the floor. Rose finished going 63.6% from the floor and also collecting 18 points and 3 boards.
New York has a win-loss record of 16-17 on the season. The Knicks are committing 21.0 personal fouls every game and they shoot 77.5% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 20.9 times per game (29th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 13.6 times per contest. New York has 3,455 pts for the season (104.7 per game) and they grab 47.1 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Knicks are shooting 45.1% from the field, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. The Knicks on the defensive end are ranked 1st in basketball in points per game surrendered with 104.4. The New York defense gives up 32.5% on 3-point shots (400 of 1,231) and their opponents are knocking down 76.7% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 22.5 dimes and 44.2 boards per contest, which is ranked 3rd and 16th in the NBA. They are able to force 11.7 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 43.3% from the field (1st in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take New York (+1) and over 216.5 points
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