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Knicks vs. Pacers prediction, odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, Jan. 4 best bets from model on 50-27 run

The Indiana Pacers visit the New York Knicks on Tuesday evening at Madison Square Garden. The Pacers are 14-23 this season with a 3-14 mark in road games. The Knicks are 17-20 overall and 7-11 in games hosted at their home arena. Both sides are missing a lot of key personnel. Malcolm Brogdon, Caris LeVert, T.J. Warren, Chris Duarte, Goga Bitadze, T.J. McConnell, Isaiah Jackson, Jeremy Lamb and Kelan Martin are out for the Pacers. Julius Randle, Nerlens Noel, Derrick Rose and Kemba Walker are out for the Knicks, with Mitchell Robinson listed as questionable for New York.

Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m. ET in New York. Caesars Sportsbook lists New York as the 1.5-point home favorite, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 209 in the latest Pacers vs. Knicks odds. Before making any Knicks vs. Pacers picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 12 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 50-27 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Knicks vs. Pacers and revealed its NBA picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Pacers vs. Knicks:

  • Pacers vs. Knicks spread: Knicks -1.5
  • Pacers vs. Knicks over-under: 209 points
  • Pacers vs. Knicks money line: Knicks -125, Pacers +105
  • IND: The Pacers are 7-10 against the spread in road games
  • NYK: The Knicks are 6-12 against the spread in home games

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Why the Knicks can cover

The Knicks are enjoying statistical success on both ends of the floor. New York is excellent at contesting shots, ranking in the top three of the NBA in field-goal percentage allowed (43.8 percent) and 2-point percentage allowed (50.4 percent). The Knicks are also in the top 10 in points in the paint allowed (42.4 per game), free-throw attempts allowed (20.2 per game) and second-chance points allowed (12.3 per game), and Indiana has the NBA’s fourth-worst road record this season. 

On offense, the Knicks are securing 27.9 percent of available offensive rebounds, a top-10 mark, and New York is putting up 14.3 second-chance points per game. The Knicks are making 35.6 percent of 3-point attempts and committing only 13.6 turnovers per game, both above the league average, and New York produces more than 21 free-throw attempts per contest on offense.

Why the Pacers can cover

Indiana is shooting 54.3 percent on 2-point attempts, ranking in the top five of the NBA. The Pacers also put pressure on the offensive glass, securing 29.9 percent of available rebounds and producing 14.4 second-chance points per game. Indiana moves the ball well, generating 23.8 assists per game, and the Pacers rank in the top 10 in fast-break points (13.3 per game) and points in the paint (48.6 per game). New York is in the bottom five in turnover creation, allowing Indiana’s offense to flow freely. 

On defense, the Pacers are tremendous near the rim, ranking in the top five in defensive rebound rate (74.3 percent) and leading the NBA in blocked shots (5.9 per game). Indiana is also in the top three of the league in assists allowed (22.0 per game) and 3-pointers allowed (10.8 per game). The Pacers could also benefit from the Knicks ranking in the bottom five of the NBA in assists, field-goal percentage and 2-point percentage.

How to make Pacers vs. Knicks picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total. The model also says one side of the spread hits almost 60 percent of the time. You can only get the model’s NBA picks at SportsLine.

So who will win Knicks vs. Pacers? And which side of the spread hits almost 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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