New York vs. Indiana Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Sunday, May 19, 2024

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In Game 7 of the second round of the NBA Playoffs, the New York Knicks will meet the Indiana Pacers.

The Knicks take on the Pacers. The Knicks are favored by 3.5 points against the Pacers. The matchup features an over/under of 208.

Knicks vs. Pacers Odds

Point Spread for Knicks vs. Pacers

The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Knicks as the favorite.

New York vs. Indiana Moneyline

As for the moneyline, New York has -162 odds to win the game, while Indiana is listed at +136 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 208 points.

Game Time and How to Watch

  • When: Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 3:30 PM ET
  • Where: Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York
  • TV: ABC

Knicks vs. Pacers Betting Trends

The Knicks are 43-36-3 against the spread this season. New York has been the favorite in 47 games this season and won 36 (76.6%) of those contests. Knicks games have gone over the total 37 times this season.

The Pacers have put together a record of 44-35-3 against the spread this year. Indiana has come away with 20 wins in the 38 contests it has been listed as the underdog this season. Pacers games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under 42 times this year.

Knicks vs. Pacers Key Players to Watch

Knicks

Jalen Brunson’s numbers on the season are 28.7 points, 6.7 assists and 3.6 boards per game, shooting 47.9% from the field and 40.1% from downtown, with 2.7 made 3-pointers per contest. Josh Hart averages 9.4 points, 8.3 boards and 4.1 assists per contest. Defensively, he averages 0.9 steals and 0.3 blocks. Donte DiVincenzo is posting 15.5 points, 2.7 assists and 3.7 boards per contest. Isaiah Hartenstein is posting 7.8 points, 2.5 assists and 8.3 boards per contest.

Pacers

Pascal Siakam’s averages for the season are 21.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.3 assists, making 53.6% of his shots from the field and 34.6% from 3-point range, with 1.1 triples per contest. Tyrese Haliburton’s averages on the season are 20.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 10.9 assists per game, making 47.7% of his shots from the floor and 36.4% from 3-point range, with 2.8 triples per contest. Myles Turner provides the Pacers 17.1 points, 6.9 boards and 1.3 assists per contest, plus 0.5 steals and 1.9 blocks (ninth in NBA). T.J. McConnell averages 10.2 points, 2.7 boards and 5.5 assists, making 55.6% of his shots from the field.

What you need to know about the Knicks

The Knicks are posting 112.8 points per game this year (19th-ranked in NBA), but they’ve really played well on defense, ceding only 108.2 points per game (second-best). The Knicks are dominating in terms of rebounding, as they rank fifth-best in the league in boards (45.2 per game) and second-best in boards allowed (40.6 per contest). When it comes to assists, the Knicks are putting up only 24.4 dimes per contest (second-worst in league).

Offensively New York has played worse in home games this year, posting 111.2 points per game, compared to 114.4 per game on the road. New York ranks 10th in the NBA with 13.2 threes per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 13th with a 36.9% shooting percentage from three-point land. New York is allowing 12.5 treys per game (10th-ranked in league). It is allowing opposing teams to shoot 36.5% (16th-ranked) from downtown.

The Knicks are 5-5 against the spread and 5-5 overall in their last 10 games. Six of New York’s last 10 outings have gone over the total. The Knicks have been scoring 110.5 points per contest in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s a little lower than the 112.8 they’ve scored over the course of the 2023-24 season. New York has been slightly suspect on the defensive end of the floor of late, allowing 112.1 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 108.2 it has surrendered this season.

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 on defense they are fourth-worst (120.2 points conceded per game). In 2023-24, Indiana is third-worst in the NBA in rebounds (41.5 per game) and 15th in rebounds conceded (43.4). This season the Pacers are best in the NBA in assists at 30.8 per game.

At home the Pacers are scoring 125.5 points per game, 4.5 more than they are averaging on the road (121.0). The Pacers are 10th in the league in 3-pointers made (13.2 per game) and ninth in 3-point percentage (37.4%). Defensively, Indiana is best in the league in 3-pointers allowed per game at 10.7. It is 16th in 3-point percentage allowed at 36.5%.

The Pacers have gone 6-4 in their past 10 contests, with a 5-5 record against the spread in that span. Indiana has gone over the total in six of its last 10 contests. Indiana is posting 113.6 points per contest in its past 10 games, which is 9.7 fewer points than its average for the season (123.3). The Pacers have fared better defensively in their past 10 games, allowing 111.4 points per contest, 8.8 fewer points than their season average of 120.2 allowed.

Knicks vs. Pacers Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is Knicks, and we predict that Knicks will cover the spread (Knicks -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 208 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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