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How to Bet Pacers vs. Knicks Tonight: Expert NBA Betting Picks & Player Props 1/4/22




Time seems to be running out for the Pacers as they continue to fall deeper in the standings. The Knicks are not faring much better as losers of two straight and now three games below .500 on the season. Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden is also a reminder about how drastic COVID has been in ravaging through team’s rosters, as evident with both teams down key players. Indiana will need a lot from Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner, as the rest of the starters are out with COVID. Heading into Tuesday, the Pacers were down eight players due to the virus, including Malcolm Brogdon, Caris LeVert and Chris Duarte. The Knicks are hoping to get Mitchell Robinson back, now questionable after clearing the COVID list, but will not have Julius Randle. Both Kemba Walker and Derrick Rose are also out but due to injury. This is the perfect game for OddsShopper, as bettors can attack player props for guys who normally do not see as much time. They can use the free sorting tool that combines Awesemo’s projections and the best return at a local book.

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Best NBA Betting Picks & Player Props | Pacers vs. Knicks

Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m. EST
Madison Square Garden — New York, N.Y.
Coverage: NBA TV

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Knicks -2.5 (-109, BetRivers)

This is a COVID play here, something that has been an unfortunate reality in betting the NBA this season. The Knicks have a higher crop of talent playing in this particular game and are the better of the two bad teams. Sometimes it is just that simple, especially in the middle stretch of the season. Evan Fournier is still out there coming off a 20-point night, and both Obi Toppin and R.J. Barrett are starting. While the Pacers will still have Turner and Sabonis, they have had a healthy team and still dropped seven of nine. OddsShopper shows the Knicks under 3 at home, and it does not require laying anything extra. Indiana is down too many players and lacks the depth the Knicks have in the backcourt.

Duane Washington Over 11.5 points (-130, Caesars)

OddsShopper allows bettors to sort by expected win rate and expected ROI, and both have this pop up as the best play in the game. It makes sense that Duane Washington would continue to see increased minutes with so many Pacers out tonight. He took 17 shots — nine 3-pointers — in his last game and has the brightest green light from 3 on the team right now. If anything, Washington will have little to no conscience shooting the ball. OddsShopper has a 73% chance of this going over with a 30% expected ROI. If the juice is too high, bettors can always same-game parlay this with Washington’s over on 2.5 rebounds, as Awesemo has him projected for over 3.5 on the night.

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Myles Turner Over 13.5 points (-125, SugarHouse)

The remaining Pacers should be played given their combination of volume and matchup. Turner will automatically have more looks at the basket, including from 3 and has a weakened Knicks frontcourt to challenge him. OddsShopper sees this as a 64% chance of hitting but should drastically improve if Robinson is out for New York. Turner took 11 shots — five 3-pointers — Sunday in Cleveland, so there are no concerns about volume. The expected ROI sits at 15%, as bettors can still play this as a single unit with the return at -125.

Evan Fournier Over 14.5 points (+100, FanDuel)

The number is so low it seems like it is a trap. There is a healthy balance of Fournier not having Walker and Rose to take away minutes and shots, and how limited the Pacers are in defending the guard position. Not having Brogdon is huge for Indiana, as they could at least mitigate a lack of scoring by making it harder for the remaining Knicks guards. OddsShopper has a bunch of player props with a higher expected win rate on the Pacers if building a parlay, but it is tough to avoid this low of a total for Fournier.

Myles Turner 3+ 3’s/Evan Fournier 4+ 3’s Parlay (+1386, FanDuel)

Both of these players will see an increased number of minutes and shots, and they have no problem making the most of those minutes by launching from 3. Fournier took 10 3’s alone on Sunday, and Turner should have even less resistance on him behind the 3-point line. The return on this bet is astronomical but takes into account a couple of reasonable pieces making up a believable game flow. Take this as the long shot of the night and throw a half unit down.

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