Strategy: Goliath Double Down
Alert: Pacers down 5 points
New York Knicks (0-1, 0-1 Away) @ Indiana Pacers (1-0, 1-0 Home)
Final Score: 107 – 121
Line: IND -7.5
The Pacers were heavily favored before the game in their home season opener. With the Knicks on the other side the 7.5 points looked like a solid pick pregame. Indiana quickly built a lead and ended the first quarter up by 2 points. The second quarter was a different story and the Knicks went on a scoring run to end the first half up by 5 points.
The Knicks largest lead in the third quarter was 6 points with 9:34 left – a win percentage of 57.1% for the Knicks. Then the Pacers went on a run of their own building a lead up to 6 points. Then the Knicks took the lead for the last time before the Pacers took control to win by 14.