Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks Prediction 5/19/2024

The Indiana Pacers (47-35) travel to face off against the New York Knicks (50-32) on Sunday, May 19th. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York and televised on ABC. 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 3:30 ET.

Pacers vs Knicks

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Indiana picked up a 116-103 win in the most recent game of this Knicks vs. Pacers series. The Pacers covered the spread in this game, as they were favored by five points heading into the game. Indiana took control of the game in the 2nd quarter, outscoring the Knicks 32-21. Going into the game, the over/under line was at 215.5 points, and the teams combined for 219 points.

Pascal Siakam led the Pacers with 25 points and also had 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Myles Turner was the second-leading scorer for the Pacers with 17 points. Indiana shot the ball well overall, making 53.8% of their shots, but they only hit nine threes. Jalen Brunson had 31 points for the Knicks, and they made 13 threes as a team.

Pacers Offense Breakdown

Indiana’s offense is averaging 123.3 points per game this season, which is the best mark in the league. They have been even better on the road, averaging 119.2 points per contest. Looking at their pace, the Pacers are 5th in the NBA, averaging 101.2 possessions per game.

Tyrese Haliburton has been playing well of late, averaging 23.4 points per game in his last five games. This has come while hitting 54.3% of his shots from the field. Over this stretch, he also hit 4.2 threes per game. For the season, he is averaging 20.1 points and 10.9 assists. Pascal Siakam is averaging 21.7 points and 7.1 rebounds for the season.

Knicks Offense Breakdown

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Jalen Brunson is averaging 28.7 points per game this season and 29.6 points per game in his last five. Over his last five games, he has hit 45.9% of his shots from the field. In these games, he also averaged 5.6 assists. Bojan Bogdanovic and Julius Randle are both out for the Knicks. Randle is averaging 24 points and 9.2 rebounds, while Bogdanovic is averaging 15.2 points per game.

Overall, the Knicks are 19th in scoring at 112.8 points per game. Their scoring average at home is 111.7 points per contest. New York is last in the league in pace, averaging 94.8 possessions per game. The team’s three-point shooting percentage of 36% is 10th best in the league.

Pacers Team Defense

When it comes to defending the three-point line, the Pacers have been the best team in the league this season. On average, opponents have made just 10.8 threes per game against Indiana, which is the fewest in the NBA. This season, opposing teams have made more threes than their season average in just 25.6% of their games vs. the Pacers.

Overall, Indiana has struggled to keep teams off the free-throw line, as they are giving up 25.6 made free-throws per game, which is the 30th ranked mark in the NBA. When it comes to field goal percentage allowed, the Pacers are 27th in the league at 49.4%.

On the glass, Indiana is 28th in the league in rebounds per game and 28th in defensive rebounds per game. However, they have been able to protect the rim, ranking 8th in blocked shots per game.

Knicks Team Defense

So far this season, the New York Knicks have been one of the best defensive teams in the NBA. They are currently 5th in points allowed per game at 108.5. At home, they have been even better, ranking 3rd in the league at 105.6 points allowed per game.

Throughout the season, opponents have struggled to score their season average against the Knicks, doing so just 32.9% of the time. On the year, New York has allowed opponents to shoot 47.2% from the field, which is 16th in the league.

During their last five games, the Knicks’ defense has struggled a bit, allowing 112 points per game. They have been particularly weak against the three-point shot during this stretch, giving up a three-point percentage of 41.2%.

Key Players For The Pacers And Knicks

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Pascal Siakam is set to be the main scorer for the Pacers, recording 21 points and shooting 8/16 from the field. 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. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 47.9% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 28.7 points per game.

Pacers vs Knicks Trends

  • Across the Pacers last three road games, the team averaged 109 points per game while allowing 124. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2, while going 0-3 straight-up.
  • When looking at their past three home matchups, New York has an ATS record of 1-2 while averaging 99 per game. The team went 0-3 overall in these games.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Indiana has an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 1-4 straight up.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the Knicks have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 3-0.

Pacers vs Knicks Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +3.5, we have the Pacers as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 207.5 and our model has the Pacers and Knicks finishing with a combined 225 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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