New York Knicks At Indiana Pacers: NBA Picks Of The Day For Monday, January 23

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Monday, January 23, 2017 3:53 PM GMT

The Knicks and Pacers have already cashed the 'over' in two meetings this season and Monday they are going to make it a third. Jump on the 'over' before the sharps get wind of this valuable total.

New York Knicks At Indiana Pacers

The Knicks and Pacers are two of the worst defensive teams in the NBA and a game against one another might show that in full tonight from Indianapolis. The Pacers are -5½ favorites on NBA odds favorites, but the better play might be one on the 'over' sitting at 217½.

For some reason, the total has ticked down a point from where it opened Sunday night, but it is in fact moving in the wrong direction. Take into account these two teams have both allowed an average of about 110 points per game over their last five and you'll see tons of offense in this one.

At home the Pacers are only 11-10 cashing the 'over' this season, but in true home games lately they have started to pick things up, Indiana has cashed the 'over' in six of its past seven home games and is averaging over 111 points per game during that stretch. Considering they have cashed the 'over' at 8-3 in their last 11 overall, it's a fine wager just on the Pacers' side.

However, the Knicks have been equally bad on defense, allowing exactly 110 points per game over their last five and cashing the 'over' in four of their last six road games. The 'over' has easily cashed in their first two meetings and I think tonight makes three.

NBA Free Pick: 'Over' 217.5

Best Line Offered: Intertops

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