Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks Prediction 5/14/2024

The Indiana Pacers (47-35) travel to face off against the New York Knicks (50-32) on Tuesday, May 14th. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York and televised on TNT. The Pacers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Knicks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Knicks. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Pacers vs Knicks

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The Pacers had no trouble covering the spread in the most recent game of this Pacers-Knicks series, as they won by a score of 121-89. Heading into the game, the Pacers were favored by six points and easily covered the spread. The game was also well below the over/under line of 219.5 points, with the teams combining for just 210 points.

Indiana got off to a fast start in this game, outscoring the Knicks 34-14 in the first quarter. The Pacers were led by Tyrese Haliburton’s 20 points and 4 made threes. Indiana shot the ball well from deep, making 45.2% of their threes, while the Knicks shot just 18.9% from three-point range.

Pacers Offense Breakdown

This season, Indiana is the NBA’s top-scoring team, averaging 123.3 points per game. They have been even better on the road, averaging 119.8 points per contest. The Pacers are also near the top of the league in pace, averaging 101.2 possessions per game.

Tyrese Haliburton has been hot of late for the Pacers, averaging 22.4 points per game in his last five games. In these games, he hit 51.2% of his shots from the field and 4.2 threes per game. For the season, he is averaging 10.9 assists. Pascal Siakam is averaging 21.7 points per game for the season and 18.4 in his last five games.

Knicks Offense Breakdown

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Jalen Brunson is averaging 31.4 points per game over his last five games on a shooting percentage of 47.4%. In these games, he also averaged 6.8 assists. For the season, he is averaging 28.7 points and 6.7 assists. Bojan Bogdanovic and OG Anunoby are both out with injuries. Bogdanovic is averaging 15.2 points per game and is shooting 39.8% from beyond the arc.

New York is averaging 112.8 points per game this season, which is 19th in the league. Their scoring average at home is 111.5 points per contest, which is 23rd in the NBA. Looking at their three-point shooting, the Knicks are 9th in the league at 36%.

Pacers Team Defense

On the season, the Pacers have struggled defensively, ranking 27th in points allowed per game at 119.2. However, over their last five games, they have been better, ranking 14th at 108.8. For the year, Indiana is 28th in rebounds per game and 14th in steals.

Indiana’s defense has been particularly strong against the three-point shot, ranking 1st in three-point percentage allowed. On the season, opponents have made just 10.8 threes per game against the Pacers, which is also 1st in the NBA.

One area where the Pacers have struggled defensively is at the free-throw line, where they are 30th in made free-throws allowed per game at 25.6.

Knicks Team Defense

When it comes to defense, the Knicks have been one of the best teams in the league this season, ranking 5th in points allowed per game at 108.6. At home, they have been even better, giving up just 105.9 points per contest, which is 3rd in the NBA.

Over their last five games, New York has struggled defensively, allowing 117 points per game, which is 25th in the league over that span. During that stretch, opposing teams have shot 50.3% from the field and 41.6% from beyond the arc.

On the season, opponents have shot 47.1% from the field against the Knicks, which is 15th in the NBA. They have been particularly good at defending the three-point line, allowing just 12.6 made threes per game, which is 11th in the league.

Key Players For The Pacers And Knicks

For today’s matchup, we project Pascal Siakam to lead the scoring for the Pacers, putting up 21 points and shooting at a rate of 8/15. This season, he is averaging 21.7 points per game along with 7.1 boards.

As for New York, Jalen Brunson is projected to be the primary scorer for the Knicks. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 30, and adding 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 47.9% and is averaging 28.7 points per contest.

Pacers vs Knicks Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Indiana has an ATS mark of 4-6. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-7 while averaging 115 points per game.
  • Although New York has a straight up record of 5-5 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 6-4. The team averaged 109 points per game in these games.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Pacers have gone 2-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
  • In their last three contests as the favorite, New York has a poor record vs the spread going 1-2. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 2-1.

Pacers vs Knicks Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +2.5, we recommend going with the Pacers on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 215.5, and our model predicts the Pacers and Knicks to score a combined 224 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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