New York vs. Indiana Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Tuesday, May 14, 2024

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In Game 5 of the second round of the NBA Playoffs, the New York Knicks will face the Indiana Pacers.

The Knicks are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Pacers. The over/under for the matchup is 217.

Knicks vs. Pacers Odds

Point Spread for Knicks vs. Pacers

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Knicks as the favorite.

New York vs. Indiana Moneyline

As for the moneyline, New York has -122 odds to win the game, while Indiana is listed at +102 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 217 points.

Game Time and How to Watch

  • When: Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York
  • TV: TNT

Knicks vs. Pacers Betting Trends

The Knicks are 43-36-3 against the spread this season. This season, New York has been favored 47 times and won 36, or 76.6%, of those games. This season, 37 of the Knicks’ games have gone over the point total.

The Pacers are 44-35-3 against the spread this season. Indiana has been chosen as underdogs in 38 games this year and has walked away with the win 20 times (52.6%) in those games. This season, 42 of the Pacers’ games have gone over the point total.

Knicks vs. Pacers Key Players to Watch

Knicks

Jalen Brunson is averaging 28.7 points, 6.7 assists and 3.6 boards per contest. Josh Hart is posting 9.4 points, 4.1 assists and 8.3 boards per contest. Donte DiVincenzo puts up 15.5 points, 3.7 boards and 2.7 assists per contest. Defensively, he averages 1.3 steals and 0.4 blocks. Isaiah Hartenstein’s numbers on the season are 7.8 points, 2.5 assists and 8.3 boards per contest.

Pacers

Pascal Siakam gives the Pacers 21.7 points, 7.1 boards and 4.3 assists per game. He also averages 0.8 steals and 0.3 blocks. Tyrese Haliburton contributes with 20.1 points per game, plus 3.9 boards and 10.9 assists. The Pacers get 17.1 points, 6.9 boards and 1.3 assists per game from Myles Turner. T.J. McConnell gets the Pacers 10.2 points, 2.7 boards and 5.5 assists per game, plus 1.0 steal and 0.1 blocks.

What you need to know about the Knicks

The Knicks have been lifted by their defense, as they rank second-best in the NBA by surrendering just 108.2 points per game. They rank 19th in the league in points scored (112.8 per contest). The Knicks are playing well in terms of rebounding, as they rank fifth-best in the league in boards (45.2 per game) and second-best in rebounds allowed (40.6 per contest). The Knicks haven’t produced many dimes this season, ranking second-worst in the NBA with 24.4 assists per contest.

When playing at home, New York is scoring 3.2 fewer points per game (111.2) than it is when playing on the road (114.4). With 13.2 treys per game, New York is 10th in the NBA. It has a 36.9% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 13th in the league. New York is 10th in the NBA with 12.5 threes allowed per game so far this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 16th with a 36.5% shooting percentage allowed from downtown.

The Knicks are 5-5 against the spread and 6-4 overall in their last 10 games. New York has gone over the total in six of its last 10 contests. The Knicks have seen a decrease in scoring lately, putting up 109.6 points per game in their last 10 outings, 3.2 points fewer than the 112.8 they’ve scored this year. The last 10 games have seen New York give up 3.7 more points per game (111.9) than its season-long average (108.2).

What you need to know about the Pacers

On offense, the Pacers are the best squad in the NBA (123.3 points per game). But defensively they are fourth-worst (120.2 points allowed per game). On the glass, Indiana is third-worst in the NBA in rebounds (41.5 per game). It is 15th in rebounds allowed (43.4 per game). The Pacers are best in the league in assists (30.8 per game) in 2023-24.

The Pacers are putting up more points at home (125.5 per game) than away (121.0). In 2023-24, the Pacers are 10th in the NBA in 3-point makes (13.2 per game) and ninth in 3-point percentage (37.4%). Indiana is the best team in the league in 3-pointers allowed (10.7 per game) and 16th in 3-point percentage defensively (36.5%).

The Pacers have a 5-5 record against the spread while going 6-4 overall in their past 10 games. Indiana has gone over the total in six of its past 10 contests. While Indiana is averaging 123.3 points per game in 2023-24, it has fallen short of that in its last 10 games, amassing 114.8 points per contest. The Pacers are giving up 110.7 points per game over their past 10 games, which is 9.5 fewer points than they are allowing for the season (120.2).

Knicks vs. Pacers Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is Knicks, and we predict that Knicks will cover the spread (Knicks -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 217 points.

How to bet Knicks vs. Pacers

You can bet on New York vs. Indiana 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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