The Knicks leave the bright lights of Broadway to visit America’s heartland when they tip it off against the Indiana Pacers in Bankers Life Fieldhouse at 7:00ET tonight.
In Madison Square Garden on Saturday, J.R. Smith scored a game high 20 points to go along with nine rebounds. He also stole the ball 5 times from the downtrodden Cleveland Cavaliers during a 91-75 Knicks victory. Always reliable, Tyson Chandler grabbed 12 boards and netting 14 points of his own. Carmelo Anthony also contributed 19. Veteran Baron Davis pitched in with 5 assists. Start your Basketball Betting action on New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers game.
Twenty turnovers by the Cavs also assisted the offensively challenged Knicks. In fairness to the Cavs, they were missing Kyrie Irving who was out nursing a sprained shoulder. New York, of course, has its own injury problems. Before the game they announced one time Linsanity phenom Jeremy Lin will miss at least six weeks following surgery for a torn meniscus. Amare Stoudamire is already among the missing for the Knicks.
Credit must be given to New York’s interim coach Mike Woodson for holding things together during this adversity. The Knicks are 3-1 without Stoudamire and Lin and 9-2 in their last 11. They are holding on to the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, leading the Milwaukee Bucks by 2 games.
Frank Vogel has done a fine job of his own coaching the Pacers to within a half game of third place Orlando in the East. On Sunday, Indiana overcame a 10 point Houston lead in the fourth quarter to force overtime and eventually emerge victorious in a 104-102 OT win.
Danny Granger lead all scorers with 32 points. Roy Hibbert had 15 points and 5 blocks on the night. Feisty Tyler Hansbrough had 10 boards. Indiana has 31 wins and 21 losses on the season and are 16-7 at home. They have won 6 of their last 9. Check the Online Sportsbook Odds for New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers game.
The Pacers have not seen success of late when facing the Knicks, having dropped the last 3 in a row.
Indiana is a 6 point home favorite if you’re willing to lay $110 to win $100. Another $110 laydown will be required to bet the over/under of 191.5.
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