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Central Division foes square off when the Indiana Pacers (0-0) host the New York Knicks (0-0) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, tipping off at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. The Pacers are favorites in the game, the first matchup between the teams this season. The over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of December 22, 2020, 3:40 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Pacers vs Knicks Betting Odds

Injury Report as of December 22

Pacers: None

Knicks: None

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Pacers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
TJ Warren 67 19.8 4.2 1.5 1.2 0.5 1.4
Domantas Sabonis 62 18.5 12.4 5.0 0.7 0.5 0.3
Malcolm Brogdon 54 16.5 4.9 7.1 0.6 0.2 1.4
Victor Oladipo 19 14.5 3.9 2.9 0.9 0.2 1.7
Jeremy Lamb 46 12.5 4.3 2.1 1.2 0.5 1.2

Knicks Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Julius Randle 64 19.5 9.7 3.1 0.8 0.3 1.0
Alec Burks 48 16.1 4.7 3.1 1.0 0.4 1.8
RJ Barrett 56 14.3 5.0 2.6 1.0 0.3 1.1
Alec Burks 18 12.2 3.1 2.1 0.7 0.0 1.8
Elfrid Payton 45 10.0 4.7 7.2 1.6 0.4 0.3

Shooting Trends

  • Last season, the Pacers had a 47.5% shooting percentage from the field, which was 1.2% higher than the 46.3% of shots the Knicks’ opponents made.
  • Indiana went 33-14-2 against the spread and 37-12 overall when it shot better than 46.3% from the field.
  • New York went 25-12-1 against the spread and 18-21 overall when allowing opponents to shoot higher than 47.5% from the field.
  • The Knicks’ 44.8% shooting percentage from the field last season was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Pacers allowed to their opponents (44.7%).
  • New York went 23-9-1 against the spread and 16-18 overall when it shot better than 44.7% from the field.
  • Indiana went 22-11-2 against the spread and 25-10 overall in games it allowed opponents to shoot over 44.8% from the field.
  • The Pacers’ 36.4% three-point shooting percentage last season was only 1.7 percentage points lower than opponents of the Knicks shot from beyond the arc (38.1%).
  • Indiana went 24-8 against the spread and 24-8 overall when it shot better than 38.1% from distance.
  • New York put up a 21-8-1 against the spread while going 14-17 overall in games last season when its opponents shot higher than 36.4% from deep.
  • The Knicks shot 33.7% from three-point distance last season. That’s 0.6 percentage points lower than the Pacers allowed their opponents to shot from deep (34.3%).
  • New York went 21-7-1 against the spread and 13-17 overall when shooting over 34.3% as a team from three-point range.
  • Indiana had a 22-17-1 ATS record and a 28-12 straight-up record last season when it knocked down more than 33.7% of its three-point shots.
  • The Pacers knocked down 10.3 three-pointers per game last season, just 0.7 more made shots on average than the 9.6 per game the Knicks allowed.
  • When Indiana made more threes than its opponents last season, it went 18-9-1 against the spread and 21-7 overall. When New York was out-shot from beyond the arc by its opponents, it was 21-24-1 ATS and 15-32 straight up.
  • The Pacers were the 29th-best three-point shooting team in the NBA last season, while the Knicks gave up the 27th-fewest makes from deep.

Pacers vs Knicks Stat Rankings

Pacers Rank Pacers AVG Knicks AVG Knicks Rank
23rd 109 Points Scored 105.8 29th
3rd 107.7 Points Allowed 112.3 18th
27th 42.5 Rebounds 46.5 5th
28th 8.6 Off. Rebounds 12 1st
29th 10.3 3pt Made 9.6 30th
7th 25.7 Assists 22.1 27th
5th 12.8 Turnovers 13.9 13th

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