Although New York has hit a tiny skid in its past couple games, Tom Thibodeau’s club matches up well against Indiana when the Knicks host their Eastern Conference foes on Saturday. Shawn Wronka details why in our Pacers vs. Knicks betting picks.
The Indiana Pacers have now dropped five of their last seven after a loss on Thursday to the Warriors. Tonight in the latest NBA odds, they will travel to Manhattan to take on Jalen Brunson and the surging New York Knicks, who after winning 15 times across 17 contests (including a nine-game winning streak), have fallen short in two of their last three.
Which Eastern Conference hopeful contender will bounce back on Saturday night? Find out in our free NBA picks for Pacers vs. Knicks on Saturday, February 10th.
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Things have not been pretty for the Indiana Pacers lately, but in fairness, they have faced a mix of challenges as of late. The addition of Pascal Siakam has drastically changed their core, and an adjustment period is to be expected when adding a player of his caliber.
But just as Indiana began to find their groove post-trade by stringing together three straight wins to finish January, their franchise cornerstone Tyrese Haliburton returned and they were thrown right back into a period of readjustment. Halliburton is undeniably one of the league’s most exciting emerging superstars, but the Pacers have now unfortunately dropped six of their last nine.
They will try to turn their fortunes around on Saturday as they travel to take on the New York Knicks, who have played to a 16-4 record in the new year. Between true superstar-level play from Jalen Brunson and the elevation of their starting five with the addition of All-NBA level defender OG Anunoby, the Knicks have asserted themselves as a true contender.
Saturday’s matchup presents a stylistic matchup that heavily favors the Knicks. The Pacers are known for their fast-paced style of play, ranking second in the league in pace. However, Thibodeau’s defensive acumen has proven effective against such teams, evidenced by an 11-6 record against the top eight teams in pace this year, including a 7-1 record against the top four.
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The Pacers have also struggled against the league’s top defensive teams, and the Knicks are among them, boasting the sixth-best defensive rating of the year. Indiana has posted a 4-6 record against New York and teams ranked higher in defensive efficiency.
Additionally, the Pacers have been noticeably overvalued in the totals market, initially starting the season with an 18-2 Over record. However, they have since faltered, going 12-20-2 on totals, including a recent 6-11 stretch.
Another significant factor is the uncertainty surrounding Haliburton’s health. Since his return just over a week ago, he has not appeared to be at his pre-injury level. Although the first-time All-Star is expected to recover fully in the coming months, his status for Saturday’s matchup remains uncertain, with a game-time decision looming as of Friday night.
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Pacers vs Knicks spread and Over/Under analysis
Indiana possesses the ninth-best cover rate on the season, having gone 28-23-3 against the spread. However, the Pacers have covered just once in their last five games. Conversely, New York has gone 29-21-2 (58.0%), which is tied for the third-best cover rate on the season.
Indiana has been setting a scorching pace this year, evident in its 30-22-2 record (57.7%) favoring the Over. Nonetheless, it’s worth noting that much of the Pacers’ high-scoring performances have taken place on home floor, with a less impressive 11-11-2 O/U mark coming on the road.
And given the Knicks’ defensive excellence, it’s equally unsurprising that their 30-22 (57.7%) record towards the Under is good for the third-best rate of Unders this season. That rate is even better from Madison Square Garden, where they’ve gone 17-9 (65.4%) to the Under this year.
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Pacers vs Knicks game info
|Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
|Saturday, February 10, 2024
|7:30 p.m. ET
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