Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks Preview, Prediction, and Odds | May 10, 2024

New York Knicks

Greetings, basketball fans. Welcome back to our NBA playoff coverage here at Total Apex Sports. We have moved on to the conference semifinal rounds, and the action is heating up. One of the games on tap from today’s slate features the Indiana Pacers (51-40) hosting the New York Knicks(56-34).

On one side of the matchup, we have a Knicks team that leads the series 2-0. However, Jalen Brunson is not 100 percent, as he sustained a foot injury in Game 2. Additionally, OG Anunoby, who scored 28 points in Game 2, is dealing with a shoulder injury that will keep him out for Game 3 and, possibly, Game 4 as well. 

On the other hand, the Pacers played well enough to earn a split in the first two games. But considering the injury issues the Knicks are dealing with, the next two games in their building could be exactly what the doctor ordered. 

So, without further delay, let’s dive into the betting trends for both teams. 

Pacers vs. Knicks Betting Odds

Will the Knicks go 3-0 or will the Pacers find a way to bounce back in Game 3?

 

Team Spread Total MoneyLine
New York Knicks +7

 

-110

O 222.5

 

-112

+240
Indiana Pacers -7

 

-110

U 222.5

 

-108

-298
**Odds Subject to Change**

Pacers vs. Knicks Game Details

Indiana Pacers

  • Fixture: Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks
  • Date and Time: Friday, May 10, 2024 @ 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN

Apex Tale of the Tape

Indiana Pacers

vs.

New York Knicks

4-4 Record 6-2
114.5 Points Per Game 112.6
48.9 FG% 46.8
35.9 3PT% 39.2
41.1 Rebounds Per Game 44.6
114.0 Points Allowed Per Game  110.9
49.3 Defensive FG%  46.4
 38.0 Defensive 3PT% 38.7
 82.3 Defensive FT% 81.0
32.9 Defensive Rebounds Per Game 28.5
2-3 Last 5 W-L 4-1
101.7 Team Pace 95.2

Key Stats

Indiana Pacers

Philadelphia 76ers

  • The Pacers have covered the spread four times in their last six matchups against teams in the Atlantic Division.
  • Indiana has covered the spread seven times in its last nine May games.

New York Knicks

New York Knicks

  • The Knicks have covered the spread just twice in their last six games against Indiana.
  • New York is 4-1 ATS in its last five May games.

Injury Report

Indiana Pacers

  • Bennedict Mathurin — OUT (Shoulder)

New York Knicks

  • Julius Randle — OUT (Shoulder)
  • Bojan Bogdanovic — OUT (Foot)
  • Mitchell Robinson — OUT (Ankle)
  • OG Anunoby — OUT (Hamstring)

Game Prediction

True, the Pacers are down 0-2 in this series. However, the oddsmakers have installed them as seven-point favorites heading into Game 3 (per BleacherNation.com).

This season, the Pacers have been favored to win by seven points or more 19 times. Their against-the-spread record in those games is 11-8-1. New York has been an underdog of seven or more points three times this season. They have failed to cover the spread in each instance. With that in mind, going with the Pacers to cover looks like a good choice. 

The projected over/under total for this matchup opened at 225 points, but the line has moved to 221.5 points (per Pre-Game.com). Here is why going with the “over” is the smart choice.

  • The total has gone OVER 85 percent of the Knicks’ last 20 games (17-3).
  • The OVER total has prevailed 10 times in New York’s last 12 road games.
  • In the Knicks’ last 13 games against Eastern Conference opponents, the OVER total cashed in 11 times.
  • The OVER total is 6-2 in the Pacers’ last matchups against New York.
  • In the last seven matchups between these teams, the OVER total is a perfect 7-0 

Final Picks

Indiana Pacers -7 (-110) and Over 222.5 (-112)

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