Friday, February 21, 2020 7:30 PM ET at Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York. Indiana Pacers at New York Knicks.
Both teams represent the Eastern Conference, but pursue completely different tasks during the season. This is clearly demonstrated by the intermediate standings. While the owners are weaving at the bottom, the guests go next to a group of leaders.
Indiana is the undisputed favorite of this confrontation. For comparison, a club from Indianapolis wins twice as often as an opponent – in 59% of matches in a season. Nevertheless, on the road, Pacers do not look the best way – 13 wins with the same number of defeats. The Pacers found themselves in a difficult situation when they were forced to leave the top five of the Eastern Conference. The team faded away before our eyes and lost six games in a row, which this season is an anti-record for the wards of Nate Mcmillan. Even the return of Victor Oladipo did not help, but in the last meeting the club broke through.
New York Knicks
New York Knickerbockers fails the second season in a row. This team has not known the taste of the playoffs for six years. Apparently, even now, Knickerbockers fly past the coveted eight of the East. New York comes with an indicator of 30% of wins for the season and rightly takes only 13th place. It is worth noting that the Knicks has a rather weak attack. The fact is that on average they gain only 104.8 points per match. In addition, they have terrible statistics at home – 19 losses in 27 matches.
Betting Tips Statistic
- Over the last five personal matches, Indiana has celebrated a victory four times.
- This season, the Knicks won just seven victories in the home arena.
- The Pacers have 13 away victories.
Pacers vs Knicks Prediction
In our opinion, with such a game, the Knicks cannot beat an opponent from the top of the table. Indiana Pacers had enough time to work on its mistakes, so there is a high probability that the guests will win the match with a comfortable competitor, which is what we propose to bet on.
Pacers vs Knick Score Prediction: 108 – 97
Best Pick: Pacers -5.5 Point Spread
Standings and Records
|Indiana Pacers||vs||New York Knicks|
|6 in Eastern Conference||Conference Standings||13 in Eastern Conference|
|2 in Central Division||Division Standings||5 in Atlantic Division|
|19 – 10||Home Games||8 – 19|
|13 – 13||Road Games||9 – 19|
|20 – 15||Against East||12 – 24|
|12 – 8||Against West||5 – 14|
|6 – 6||Division Games||2 – 10|
|Won 1||Streak||Lost 2|
|W-L-L-L-L-L-L-W-L-W||Last 10 Games Form||L-L-W-W-W-W-L-L-W-L|
|Indiana Pacers||Offensive stats||New York Knicks|
|47,79||Field Goal, %||44,00|
|78,85||Free Throw, %||69,23|
|36,58||3 Point Field Goal, %||33,44|
|Indiana Pacers||Defensive stats||New York Knicks|
|44,82||Field Goal, %||46,45|
|79,34||Free Throw, %||74,16|
|34,68||3 Point Field Goal, %||38,54|
Previous Head-to-Head Games
|02.02.20||Indiana||85 – 92||New York||NBA|
|08.12.19||New York||103 – 104||Indiana||NBA|
|13.03.19||Indiana||103 – 98||New York||NBA|
|12.01.19||New York||106 – 121||Indiana||NBA|
|16.12.18||Indiana||110 – 99||New York||NBA|
|01.11.18||New York||101 – 107||Indiana||NBA|
Indiana Pacers injuries report
|Edmond Sumner||Feb 20, 2020||Day To Day (Hip) – Sumner is listed as QUESTIONABLE for Friday’s (Feb 21) game against the Knicks.|
|T.J. Warren||Feb 20, 2020||Day To Day (Back) – Warren is questionable for Friday’s (Feb. 21) game against New York.|
New York Knicks injuries report
|Wayne Ellington||Feb 20, 2020||Day To Day (Ankle) – Ellington is questionable for Friday’s (Feb. 21) game against Indiana.|
|Elfrid Payton||Feb 20, 2020||Day To Day (Ankle) – Payton is questionable for Friday’s (Feb. 21) game against Indiana.|