Indiana Pacers (27-14) vs. New York Knicks (10-31)
NBA: Friday, January 11th, 2019 at 7:30 PM ET (Madison Square Garden)
Top Scorers: Victor Oladipo (19.9 PPG), Tim Hardaway Jr. (20.0 PPG)
Lines & Odds: Indiana Pacers -410/New York Knicks +310 – O/U 219
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Victor Oladipo and the surging Indiana Pacers head to Madison Square Garden to face the struggling New York Knicks.
Indiana Pacers Betting News
The Indiana Pacers are coming off of a 135-108 loss to the Boston Celtics. As they head to Madison Square Garden to face the Knicks, one of the biggest factors in tonight’s game will be the play of star Victor Oladipo. Against the Celtics, Oladipo recorded 17 points when compared to his matchup, Kyrie Irving, who had 12 points. Since the Knicks are not as defensively good as the Celtics, expect Oladipo to record more than 25 points in this matchup. Another factor is center Domantas Sabonis, who is replacing an injured Myles Turner for tonight’s game. Sabonis could easily be a starter for another NBA team, which is showcased in his numbers. Against the Celtics, he recorded 20 points, five assists, and seven rebounds. He will likely put up a similar performance tonight.
New York Knicks Betting News
The New York Knicks are coming off of a 95-122 loss to the Golden State Warriors, and are still rebuilding. In order to get an upset win against the Pacers, one of the biggest factors will have to be their defensive performance. Oladipo and Sabonis will be the biggest offensive threats for tonight’s game, and the Knicks need to pressure them in order to win, especially Sabonis in the low-post. Tim Hardaway Jr. will likely be the main offensive threat for the Knicks, with emerging rookie star Kevin Knox likely taking on Sabonis for some matchups.
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This game is pretty lopsided in the Pacers’ favor. Coming off a loss to the Celtics and still in a very competitive Eastern Conference race, the Pacers need this win against a rebuilding Knicks team in order to get closer to first place, currently being held by the Milwaukee Bucks. Expect the Pacers to win by around 20 points.
Pick: Under 219