The Knicks will travel to Indianapolis tonight to play the second of a home and home with the Indiana Pacers. This preview betting odds is brought to you by Oddsmaker sportsbook.
Although it is not exactly Linsanity level yet the Knicks are showing signs of turning things around winning two straight by blowout fashion including a 115-100 win last night vs. the Pacers at Madison Square Garden. The crowd at the garden was rocking again on Friday night and the Knicks jumped on the Pacers early and never looked back en route to the victory. The win makes the Knicks 2-0 under interim coach Mike Woodson. It was very much a team effort for the Knicks who were led by Tyson Chandler and JR Smith who scored 16 points each. Jeremy Lin added 13 points and 5 assists. Darren Collison was the lone bright spot for the Pacers as he scored 15 for a team that only totaled 31 total points in the first half.
Head to head the Knicks are just 6-13 ATS vs. Indiana, however they are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. the Pacers in Indiana. The road team is 9-2 ATS in the last 10 and the underdog is 10-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings between the two. The Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall as a favorite. They are a staggering 8-24 ATS on days the second day of a back to back situation. The Knicks are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and struggle also with quality teams on the road as they are 1-5 ATS against teams with a greater than .600 winning percentage.
The Pacers look attractive to us tonight. This is obviously because they have to still feel a sour taste in their mouth after getting blown out last night in New York and they are much better at home as they are 13-5 in their last 18 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. While we do not like how bad Indiana has been in the second of back to backs the Knicks have been awful on the road lately. Are the Knicks turning it around for real this time? Until they prove it, it is hard to believe it. Take Indiana and the points in this one and before the bet check the sports odds.