(31-25) Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks (23-33)
Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks it’s a battle of Eastern Conference. The New York Knicks are on the road again as they visit the Indiana Pacers Sunday afternoon. New York dropped their fifth in a row.
- Indiana coming after a furious Boston charge to pick up a 97-91 road win Friday night. The Pacers took a 115-97 win in the last matchup on December 4, 2017 in this building. In Boston Victor Oladipo led the Pacers with 35 points, 10 rebounds and five steals in the win. The Pacers are 12th in the league in scoring with 106.5 points a night. Indiana is 24th in the league in rebounding by collecting 41.5 boards per game. The Pacers are tied for 16th in assists with 22.4 per game but have been inconsistent defensively this season. Even with this inconsistent defensively i don’t think they will have more to do against Knicks. Indiana Pacers have been in solid form as they’ve won five of their last seven games. The rotation will be the key for Pacers tonight, with Stephenson, T.J Leaf and Young. All three help the team in every moments and they are very important for Indiana’s rotation.
- Hard moments for Knicks this time, they have one of best players out for tonight. “Porzingis will miss the remainder of the season and is likely going to be looking at a 9-12 month recovery”. Without their star this season are probably ended. For me Hernangómez’s trade was an mistake with Porzingis injury and it’s more simple to see Knicks are prepare for next season. Michael Beasley led the team with 21 points on seven of 13 shooting, Trey Burke added 12 points while Jarrett Jack chipped in with 10 points and six assists against Raptors. But biggest problem is Knicks’ reserves who was outscored by Raptors’ reserves with 61-35. Knicks are 7-22 on the road. Even if Kanter return tonight they can’t put many problems tonight.
- Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks will gonna be an easy win for Pacers. The Knicks have been in terrible form lately and they didn’t look any better in their first game without Porzingis. The Pacers have been in great form and are coming off a nice win over the Celtics.
Prediction: Indiana Pacers -2.5, 1.50 odds.