Knicks vs. Pacers Prediction and Odds: RJ Barrett Is Back, and So Are the Knicks

New York Knicks guard RJ Barrett.
New York Knicks guard RJ Barrett. / Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks snapped their three-game losing streak on Tuesday night against the San Antonio Spurs, and they’ll have another chance to get in the win column on Wednesday against the Indiana Pacers

This is the third time that these teams will be facing off this season. New York won the last matchup 92-84 after the Pacers took the first game 111-98. With rumors that Indiana could begin a rebuild, are the Knicks the team to back tonight? 

Here are the odds via WynnBET:

Knicks vs. Pacers Odds, Spread and Total


  • Knicks: +4.5 (-110)
  • Pacers: -4.5 (-110)


  • Knicks: +170
  • Pacers: -190


  • 210.5 (Over -110/Under -110)

Knicks vs. Pacers Prediction and Pick

I talked about this in yesterday’s NBA Best Bets column, but the Knicks are a far superior team on the road this season than at Madison Square Garden. New York is 7-4 against the spread on the road (sixth best in the NBA) and has gone 7-4 straight up in those games as well. 

Indiana is one of the NBA’s worst teams against the spread as a favorite, going 4-9-1 ATS in 14 games this season. 

Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau switched his lineup last night, moving Mitchell Robinson to the bench, and the big man responded with a double-double in just 22 minutes of action. However, the bigger story for the Knicks is that RJ Barrett (32 points, career-high seven 3-pointers on Tuesday) seems to have broken out of his month-long shooting slump. 

The Knicks are 6-2 this season when Barrett shoots 50% or better from the field in a game and 5-2 when he scores 19 or more points. Barrett historically has been great against Indiana, averaging 19.9 points per game while shooting 46.4 percent from the field and 48.6 percent from 3. 

Give me New York in this one with Barrett back on track. 

Pick: Knicks +4.5 (-110)

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