The NBA is back in action after the all-star game as the Indiana Pacers will clash with the New York Knicks.
The Pacers are heading into this game after a 118-111 home win over Milwaukee in their previous game last Wednesday. And on the other side, New York was dumped 114-96 at home by Washington in their previous game last Wednesday.
Indiana Pacers Form
The Pacers are heading into this game after a strong win in the game against the commanding Bucks. Also, that was a massive win for them as they ended a run of 6 defeats in a row. And now the Pacers are second in the Central Division, 14.5 games behind Milwaukee. Also, in the Eastern Conference playoff picture, the team is sixth in the standings. However, they are 14.5 games behind the Bucks for the top spot.
On the offensive side of the game, the Pacers score an average of 109.7 points per game on the season. And that is enough for the 21st scoring record in the league. Also. Indiana jas 42.5 boards per contest combined with 26.2 assists per game.
On the defensive side of the game, the Pacers are conceding an average of 107.6 points per game this season. And that is the 9th defensive record in the league this season.
New York Knicks Form
The Knicks are heading into this game after a defeat in the game against the Wizards. And that did not come as a surprise as they have been poor all season. Therefore, the Knicks are now on the last spot in the Atlantic Divison, with 23 games behind the Raptors. Additionally, in the Eastern Conference playoff picture, the team is on the 13th spot, seven games behind the Magic for the final playoff spot.
On the offensive side of the game, the Knicks score an average of 104.8 points per game on the year. And that is the 28th record in the league in scoring. Additionally, New York has 46.5 boards a night and 21.7 assists per contest this year.
On the defensive side of the game, the NY is conceding an average of 111.7 points per game. And that is the 19th defensive record in the NBA this season.
The Knicks are not playing well this season. Also, their offence is not producing enough lately and that is a big challenge for the NY based team. As for the Pacers. it is safe to say that they went through their bad patch. Yet, they managed to take advantage of a weakened Bucks team and ended the bad run. Therefore, the winning momentum is on their side. Take the Pacers to win this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks 02/21/2020 is: take Indiana Pacers (Moneyline).
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