New York Knicks vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 12/8/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Knicks vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
The New York Knicks (11-12) are on their way to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Wednesday where they will go up against the Indiana Pacers (10-16).
The Knicks faced off with the Nuggets and ended up losing by a score of 113-99 in their last game. New York ended the contest with a 39.8% FG percentage (35 of 88) and knocked down 12 of 40 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Knicks knocked down 17 of their 21 shots for a percentage of 81.0%. Regarding rebounding, they collected 40 with 16 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 23 dimes for the contest in addition to forcing 5 turnovers and getting 7 steals. With respect to the defense, New York let their opponent shoot 52.4% from the floor on 44 of 84 shooting. Denver earned 42 dimes and had 30 steals in this contest. In addition, Denver totaled 34 rebounds (8 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 3 blocked shots. Denver ended up going 100.0% when shooting free throws by making 5 of 5 attempts. They made 20 out of their 43 tries from beyond the arc. With respect to personal fouls, the Knicks ended up with 12 while the Nuggets totaled 13 personal fouls.
Julius Randle is a guy who came through for the contest. Randle went 50.0% from the field and also earned 8 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 35 minutes played and also collected 7 boards. He left the arena with 24 points on 9 of 18 shooting.
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New York will play this contest with a mark of 11-12 so far this year. They have an average of 106.5 pts per contest (19th in basketball) while hitting 44.1% from the field. The Knicks are connecting on 36.1% on three-point shots (304 of 842) and 77.2% from the free throw line. As a team, New York is pulling in 45.4 boards per contest and has tallied 497 dimes for the campaign, which is 27th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 13.9 times per contest and as a team they commit 19.0 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Knicks are forcing 13.0 turnovers every game while drawing 19.1 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 14th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 561 relinquished on the campaign. The Knicks defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 43.7% (898 of 2,054) and they concede 45.7 rebounds per game as a squad. They are surrendering 35.2% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 17th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (107.3).
In their last game, the Pacers went home victorious with a score of 116-110 when they played the Wizards. When discussing rebounding, Indiana permitted Washington to pull down 21 in all (9 offensive). They shot 46.7% from distance by going 7 out of 15 and finished the game at 17 out of 21 at the free throw line (81.0%). The Pacers permitted the Wizards to make 43 of their 81 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 53.1% for this contest. When all was said and done, the Pacers shot 43 for 82 from the field which had them shooting 52.4%. Regarding shots from beyond the perimeter, Indiana converted 9 of their 23 attempts (39.1%). They were able to convert 21 of them for a percentage of 95.5%. The Wizards were called for 12 fouls in the game which got the Pacers to the free throw line for 22 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while earning 10 steals in this matchup. The Pacers snagged 27 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 40 for the matchup.
Domantas Sabonis pitched in for the Pacers for this game. He made 11 out of 15 in this contest giving him a rate of 73.3%, and had 10 rebounds. Sabonis earned 30 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 6 assists in the game.
Indiana has a win-loss mark of 10-16 on the season. The Pacers are committing 20.3 personal fouls every game and they connect on 77.6% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 23.7 times per game (13th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 14.5 times per game. Indiana has totaled 2,798 pts for the campaign (107.6 per game) and they collect 45.7 boards per game. As an offense, the Pacers are hitting on 45.8% from the floor, which is 14th in basketball.
The Pacers on the defensive end are ranked 16th in basketball in PPG given up with 106.8. They are forcing 13.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.4% from the field (19th in the league). The Indiana defense allows 35.8% on three-point shots (283 of 790) and opponents are converting on 78.0% of their foul shots. They have given up 22.1 assists and 43.2 boards every game, which ranks them 6th and 7th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Indiana and under the total points
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