Indiana vs. New York Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, May 10, 2024

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The Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks are playing in the second round of the NBA Playoffs, with Game 3 coming up.

The Pacers hit the court as 7.5-point favorites against the Knicks. The matchup’s point total is set at 223.5.

Pacers vs. Knicks Odds

Point Spread for Pacers vs. Knicks

The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Pacers as the favorite.

Indiana vs. New York Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Indiana has -310 odds to win the game, while New York is listed at +250 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 223.5 points.

Game Time and How to Watch

  • When: Friday, May 10, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • TV: ESPN

Pacers vs. Knicks Betting Trends

The Pacers have covered the spread 44 times in 82 games with a set spread. This season, Indiana has won 27 out of the 44 games, or 61.4%, in which it has been favored. Games involving the Pacers have hit the over 42 times this season.

The Knicks have gone 43-36-3 against the spread this season. New York has come away with 14 wins in the 35 contests it has been listed as the underdog this season. Knicks games have gone over the total 37 times this season.

Pacers vs. Knicks Key Players to Watch

Pacers

Pascal Siakam is posting 21.7 points, 4.3 assists and 7.1 boards per contest. Tyrese Haliburton averages 20.1 points, 3.9 boards and 10.9 assists per game. Defensively, he averages 1.2 steals and 0.7 blocks. Myles Turner’s numbers for the season are 17.1 points, 6.9 boards and 1.3 assists per game, shooting 52.4% from the field and 35.8% from downtown, with 1.5 made 3-pointers per game. T.J. McConnell is putting up 10.2 points, 5.5 assists and 2.7 boards per game.

Knicks

Jalen Brunson’s averages for the season are 28.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 6.7 assists, making 47.9% of his shots from the field and 40.1% from 3-point range, with 2.7 triples per game. Josh Hart averages 9.4 points, 8.3 boards and 4.1 assists, making 43.4% of his shots from the field and 31.0% from beyond the arc, with 1.0 treys per game. Donte DiVincenzo gets the Knicks 15.5 points, 3.7 boards and 2.7 assists per game, plus 1.3 steals and 0.4 blocks. The Knicks receive 7.8 points, 8.3 boards and 2.5 assists per game from Isaiah Hartenstein.

What you need to know about the Pacers

Because of the Pacers’ defensive struggles this season, ranking fourth-worst in the NBA with 120.2 points allowed per game, they’ve had to lean on their offense, which ranks best in the league averaging 123.3 points per game. The Pacers have struggled to pile up rebounds this season, ranking third-worst in the league with 41.5 boards per game. They rank 15th by allowing 43.4 rebounds per contest. With 30.8 assists per game, the Pacers rank best in the league in the category.

Indiana is scoring 125.5 points per game this season in home games, which is 4.5 more points than it is averaging on the road (121.0). Indiana is sinking 13.2 three-pointers per game (10th-ranked in league). It has a 37.4% shooting percentage (ninth-ranked) from beyond the arc. Indiana ranks best in the NBA by allowing 10.7 three-pointers per game. In terms of three-point percentage allowed, it ranks 16th in the league at 36.5%.

The Pacers have gone 5-5 over their last 10 games, with a 5-5 record against the spread during that span. Eight of Indiana’s last 10 contests have gone over the total. In their last 10 games, the Pacers have been putting up 119.3 points per game, an average that’s a little lower than the 123.3 they’ve scored over the course of the 2023-24 season. Indiana has been slightly better on the defensive end of the floor recently, giving up 115.6 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 120.2 it has surrendered per game this year.

What you need to know about the Knicks

In 2023-24, the Knicks are 19th in the NBA on offense (112.8 points scored per game) and second-best on defense (108.2 points allowed). On the boards, New York is fifth-best in the NBA in rebounds (45.2 per game). It is second-best in rebounds conceded (40.6 per game). The Knicks are second-worst in the NBA in assists (24.4 per game) in 2023-24.

The Knicks are putting up fewer points at home (111.2 per game) than away (114.4). In 2023-24, the Knicks are 10th in the NBA in 3-point makes (13.2 per game) and 13th in 3-point percentage (36.9%). New York is 10th in the league in 3-pointers conceded (12.5 per game) and 16th in 3-point percentage defensively (36.5%).

The Knicks have gone 8-2 over their past 10 games, with a 4-6 record against the spread during that span. Eight of New York’s past 10 contests have hit the over. New York has fared better offensively over its past 10 games, tallying 113.2 points per contest, 0.4 more than its season average of 112.8. The Knicks are ceding 111.3 points per game over their past 10 games, compared to their season average of 108.2 points allowed.

Pacers vs. Knicks Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is Pacers, and we predict that Knicks will cover the spread (Pacers -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 223.5 points.

How to bet Pacers vs. Knicks

You can bet on Indiana vs. New York at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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