New York Knicks vs Indiana Pacers Prediction NBA Picks 5/10/24

Indiana Pacers (51-40) vs New York Knicks (56-34)

Game Info: Friday, May 10, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Gainbridge Fieldhouse)

Betting Odds: Indiana Pacers -7.5 --- Over/Under: 225.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New York Knicks and the Indiana Pacers collide in a pivotal NBA Game 3 at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Friday night. Here's a New York Knicks vs Indiana Pacers Prediction.

New York Knicks

The New York Knicks will be eager to take a commanding 3-0 series lead after outlasting the Pacers in a crucial 130-121 home win in Game 2 on Wednesday. Jalen Brunson led the team with 29 points and five assists on 11 of 18 shooting, OG Anunoby and Donte DiVincenzo each scored 28 points while Josh Hart tallied 19 points with 15 rebounds and seven assists. As a team, the Knicks shot 57 percent from the field and 14 of 30 from the 3-point line as they struggled early on and looked to be in trouble when they allowed 73 points in the first half to trail by 12 points, before they flipped the game on its head with a 36-18 third quarter effort to take a 2-0 series lead. Brunson was fantastic once again but he really had to battle in this one as he scored 24 of his 29 points in the second half after leaving the game with a foot injury.

Indiana Pacers

Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers must be kicking themselves after missing out on a massive chance to square up the series on the road. Tyrese Haliburton drained seven 3-pointers to lead the team with 34 points and nine assists, Obi Toppin added 20 points off the bench while Andrew Nembhard chipped in with 15 points on seven of nine shooting. As a team, the Pacers shot 51 percent from the field and 15 of 34 from the 3-point line as they hit the ground running and poured in 37 points in the second quarter to take the early lead, but they went through a cold patch in the third quarter and couldn't stop the Knicks' Brunson who was the difference in a close contest.

Indiana Pacers Player Facts

  • Tyrese Haliburton ranks 1st amongst qualified players for assists per game (10.9) this season.
  • T.J. McConnell ranks 1st amongst qualified Guards for FG% (55.6%) this season.

New York Knicks Player Facts

  • Jalen Brunson ranks 4th amongst qualified players for points per game (28.7) this season.
  • Donte DiVincenzo ranks 4th amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (3.5) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Pacers rank 1st in the league for points per game this season (123.3).
  • The Pacers rank 1st in the league for assists per game this season (30.8).
  • The Knicks rank 1st in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (12.7).
  • The Knicks rank 1st in the league for opponent free throw percentage this season (76.4%).

New York Knicks vs Indiana Pacers Prediction

The Knicks have already ruled out OG Anunoby, and they have Jalen Brunson listed as questionable, while the Pacers are keeping an eye on Tyrese Haliburton, who is questionable with back spasms. The Knicks must be brimming with confidence after holding onto home court advantage with a solid comeback win in Game 2. The Pacers have won all of their three home games during these playoffs, and I think that trend continues in this one. I like the Pacers to make their mark in this series with a much-needed win at home, but the line just seems a couple of points too high for what should be a close contest. I'm leaning towards the Knicks with the points in this spot.

Peter’s Pick New York +7.5

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