Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks: Injury Report, Predicted Lineups and Starting 5s – October 5th, 2021 | NBA Preseason 2021-22
Forecast of the match New York Knicks – Indiana Pacers. The new NBA season kicks off on October 20, 2021. In the meantime, the team is playing preseason matches. We would like to draw your attention to our option for choosing the optimal bet on the confrontation between the New York Knicks and the Indiana Pacers, which will take place on October 6 in Madison Square Garden (New York).
H2H STATISTICS AND PREVIOUS RESULTS
If you look at the statistics of the last 20 head-to-head matches, then the 12: 8 win statistics in favor of Indiana. But the last 3 games (2 games last season and a Summer League game) were won by the Knicks.
NEW YORK KNICKS REVIEW
The Knicks finished 4th in the Eastern Conference last season (41 wins, 31 losses). The result is not bad, but in the playoffs the team failed in the first round, losing the streak to Atalanta Hawks with a score of 1: 4. From August 8 to 17, the Knicks played 6 Summer League games, beating the Indiana Pacers. (94:86), Los Angeles Lakers (93:87), Cleveland Cavaliers (103: 94) and Atalanta Hawks (104: 85), but losing the Toronto Raptors (79:89) and Detroit Pistons (87:93).
INDIANA PACERS REVIEW
The Indiana Pacers never made the main draw of the playoffs last season. In the regular season, the team finished only in ninth place in the Eastern Conference (34 wins and 38 losses). In the promotion playoffs, the Pacers managed to defeat the Charlotte Hornets (144: 117) in the first round, but the Wizards flew to the second (115: 142) and finished the season. Indiana won 3 of 5 games in the Summer League in August:
– victories over Portland Trail (97:64), Oklahoma City Thunder (95:61), Washington Wizards (74:65);
– losses to New York Knicks (86:94), Atalanta Hawks (83:84).
NEW YORK KNICKS INDIANA PACERS PREDICTION
Indiana in the Summer League, frankly, didn’t impress – the team wasn’t particularly successful on offense or defense. There are certain questions about the Knicks’ defensive play, but there, at least their actions on offense level the problems on defense. We think New York will win this match, we bet W1.