New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers – January 23, 2017

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The New York Knicks will take on the Indiana Pacers Monday Night in Indiana at 8:00 PM ET and can be watched on TNT. This is the third game this year that the Knicks and the Pacers have played each other. 16 days ago the Pacers beat the Knicks 123-109 in Indiana, while the Knicks beat the Pacers back on December 20 in New York.

Over the past 10 times these two played, the Pacers have won 8 out of 10 times SU but against the spread, the teams have split the series 5-5. An interesting note is the Pacers have covered 9 out of the last 10 games against the Knicks when the game is played in Indiana.

NY Knicks Go On 2 Game Road Trip

The Knicks have lost 2 in a row SU and ATS, both at home. They will now play 2 games in 3 nights on the road. The Knicks are not a very good team right now, proven by only winning 3 times in their last 17 games.

Carmelo Anthony is having battles not only on the court but also against the Knicks front office. The disagreements he has had with Phil Jackson have been very public but with his recent play, the Knick’s brass should be able to turn the blind eye to their disagreements. Anthony has scored 65 points in their last 2 games and is making players around him better. Derek Rose has come on strong lately, averaging over 25 points per game over the last 3 overall.

Indiana Happy To Be Home

The Pacers return home after playing 3 games on the road, losing 2 out of the 3. Indiana have been playing decent ball winning 7 of their last 10 games. The Pacers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against the Eastern Conference.

The Pacers play much better when given a day of rest, where they are 6-1 in their last 7 with 1 day rest. They are currently sitting in 2nd place in the Central Division and 7th in the Eastern Conference.

Pacers Prevail At Home

As I said earlier, the Knicks are not playing good ball and they are struggling putting complete games together. As bad as the Knicks are, they become even worse when they play on the road. They are 7-15 on the road this year and playing a Pacers team that is 16-5 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The favorite in this series is 13-4 ATS in the last 17 games they’ve played each other. In addition, the home team is 20-7 in the last 27 times these two played each other. I look for the Pacers to play an upbeat game and get back in the win column. My official play for this game is a 2 Star Play on the Indiana Pacers -5.5.