Thursday, January 20 2022

Through 3 Quarters

The Indiana Pacers were expected to take an ‘L’ in this one, but so far it isn’t playing out to script. Either team is in a position to win, but they lead against the New York Knicks 74-69.

The Pacers have been relying on power forward Domantas Sabonis, who has dropped a double-double on 20 points and 13 rebounds, and point guard Malcolm Brogdon, who has 20 points and seven assists along with five boards. New York has been relying on the performance of point guard Kemba Walker, who has 16 points.

Here’s an interesting fact: Indiana also had a five-point lead after the third quarter in the teams’ last meeting.

Who’s Playing

Indiana @ New York

Current Records: Indiana 6-8; New York 7-6

What to Know

The New York Knicks will take on the Indiana Pacers at 7:30 p.m. ET Monday at Madison Square Garden after having had a few days off. Indiana should still be riding high after a victory, while the Knicks will be looking to get back in the win column.

New York came up short against the Charlotte Hornets this past Friday, falling 104-96. New York was up 34-18 at the end of the first quarter but couldn’t hold on to the lead. Power forward Julius Randle wasn’t much of a difference maker for New York; Randle picked up four fouls and turned the ball over five times en route to a 4-for-15, 10-point finish.

Meanwhile, even if it wasn’t a dominant performance, Indiana beat the Philadelphia 76ers 118-113 this past Saturday. Small forward Justin Holiday and power forward Domantas Sabonis were among the main playmakers for the Pacers as the former shot 6-for-8 from downtown and finished with 27 points and the latter dropped a double-double on 18 points and 12 rebounds in addition to five assists.

The Knicks are the favorite in this one, with an expected 3.5-point margin of victory. Their home court has been no bettor’s paradise, though, as they’ve failed to beat the spread in four of their six home games.

New York is now 7-6 while Indiana sits at 6-8. A couple stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: New York enters the contest with 6.15 blocked shots per game on average, good for fourth best in the league. But the Pacers are even better: they come into the game boasting the most blocked shots per game in the league at 6.57. Points in the paint might be hard to come by.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Madison Square Garden — New York, New York
  • TV: Bally Sports Midwest – Indiana
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $42.50

Odds

The Knicks are a 3.5-point favorite against the Pacers, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Knicks as a 3-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Indiana have won 14 out of their last 21 games against New York.

  • Nov 03, 2021 – Indiana 111 vs. New York 98
  • Feb 27, 2021 – New York 110 vs. Indiana 107
  • Jan 02, 2021 – New York 106 vs. Indiana 102
  • Dec 23, 2020 – Indiana 121 vs. New York 107
  • Feb 21, 2020 – Indiana 106 vs. New York 98
  • Feb 01, 2020 – New York 92 vs. Indiana 85
  • Dec 07, 2019 – Indiana 104 vs. New York 103
  • Mar 12, 2019 – Indiana 103 vs. New York 98
  • Jan 11, 2019 – Indiana 121 vs. New York 106
  • Dec 16, 2018 – Indiana 110 vs. New York 99
  • Oct 31, 2018 – Indiana 107 vs. New York 101
  • Feb 11, 2018 – Indiana 121 vs. New York 113
  • Dec 04, 2017 – Indiana 115 vs. New York 97
  • Nov 05, 2017 – New York 108 vs. Indiana 101
  • Mar 14, 2017 – New York 87 vs. Indiana 81
  • Jan 23, 2017 – New York 109 vs. Indiana 103
  • Jan 07, 2017 – Indiana 123 vs. New York 109
  • Dec 20, 2016 – New York 118 vs. Indiana 111
  • Apr 12, 2016 – Indiana 102 vs. New York 90
  • Apr 03, 2016 – Indiana 92 vs. New York 87
  • Feb 24, 2016 – Indiana 108 vs. New York 105

Injury Report for New York

  • Nerlens Noel: Out (Knee)

Injury Report for Indiana

  • Chris Duarte: Out (Ankle)
  • Isaiah Jackson: Out (Knee)
  • T.J. Warren: Out (Foot)

Source: CBSSports.com

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