The New York Knicks will begin a 3-game homestand on Monday night as they take on the Indiana Pacers for the 2nd time this season.
The Knicks begin an important stretch at home where they’ll take on the Pacers followed by the Orlando Magic and the Houston Rockets. It needs to be a “get right” week for them.
The Pacers have been playing inspired basketball as of late. They’ve won 3 of their last 4 games with big wins over the Utah Jazz and the Philadelphia 76ers.
New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers betting odds
According to WynnBet, the Knicks enter this game as 3 point home favorites. The over/under for the game is set at 214 points.
The New York Knicks (7-6) do have a better record than the Pacers (6-7) by a slim margin. Although it’s been the Knicks who have struggled as of late while the Pacers have picked up some steam as they’ve gotten some key pieces back healthy in their lineup.
The Knicks implied point total is set at 108.5 and the Pacers at 104.5.
New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers prediction:
The Pacers got the best of the Knicks in their last meeting just a few weeks ago. It seemed like that win has really sparked the Pacers to their recent streak.
Myles Turner, who typically hits 1-2 three-point shots at around 35%, went off for 8 threes against the Knicks in their previous game. Torrey Craig put in a big game as well.
For the Pacers, they’ve carried that outburst into their most recent games and have looked much improved.
The Knicks have been stumbling.
On paper, this is a pretty even contest. New York matches up well with the Pacers and should have a major advantage whenever the benches enter the game.
The Knicks need to start improving the offense and knocking down some of the shots they usually make.
If you take a look at this metric from shot quality, the Knicks and Pacers are both teams highlighted who should see a change in their offensive output soon. The Pacers coming down to earth and the Knicks playing more towards their standard level of play.
This should be the game where the Knicks begin to steer the ship in the right direction and they should win this one with improved defense and the shots starting to fall for their starting five. Expect the Knicks to cover by a small margin.