2024 NBA Playoffs Second Round Pacers vs. Knicks Betting Analysis (05/14/2024)

2024 NBA Playoffs Second Round Pacers vs. Knicks Betting Analysis (05-14-2024)

The New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers have split their first four games of the second round. Of course, the Knicks are facing plenty of doubters with Julius Randle out of the lineup for the rest of the season. But New York has rallied behind Jalen Brunson to become the Cinderella team of NBA betting postseason. Brunson has become one of the big stories of the playoffs. And he is a key asset for New York’s improbable run. Still, Indiana proved its ability with two home wins to even the series.

2024 NBA Playoffs Second Round Series Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks

Date and Time:Tuesday, May 14, 8 P.M. ET.
Location:Madison Square Garden, New York, NY.
TV Coverage:TNT
Odds at SBG Sportsbook
TeamSpreadTotalML
Pacers+2½ -110217 -110+120
Knicks-2½ -110217 -110-140
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Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks Series Schedule

  • Game 1: New York 121, Indiana 117 (Knicks lead 1-0)
  • Game 2: New York 130, Indiana 121 (Knicks lead 2-0)
  • Game 3: Indiana 111, New York 106 (Knicks lead 2-1)
  • Game 4: Indiana 111, New York 89 (Series Tied 2-2)
  • Game 5: Pacers at Knicks, May 14 (8 ET, TNT)
  • Game 6: Knicks at Pacers; May 17 (TBD, ESPN)*
  • Game 7: Pacers at Knicks, May 19 (TBD, TBD)*

Indiana Pacers Team Overview

The Indiana Pacers are 47-35 straight up, 44-35-3 against the spread, and 42-40 over/under the offshore betting total. Late on, Indiana has covered five out of their last eight games. While the Pacers have gone over the total in six of its previous seven matchups. Indiana is 6th in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Indiana is 17 games behind the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Overall, Indiana has NBA metrics of 1st for scoring offense, 1st for field goal percentage, 9th for 3-point field goal percentage, 13th for free throw percentage, and 28th for offensive rebounding. While on defense, the Pacers have NBA metrics of 27th for scoring defense, 30th for field goal percentage permitted, 16th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 15th for defensive rebounding.

Late on the Pacers have gotten the money in four of their most recent seven games. Indiana went over the total in four of their last six matchups. SF Pascal Siakam leads Indiana with 20.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per contest.

New York Knicks Team Overview

The New York Knicks are 50-32 straight up, 43-36-3 against the spread, and 37-45 over/under the NBA betting total. Late on, New York has covered three out of their last five games. While the Knicks have gone over the total in 11 of its previous 12 matchups. New York is 2nd in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. New York is 14 games behind the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

In sum, New York has NBA metrics of 19th for scoring offense, 20th for field goal percentage, 14th for 3-point field goal percentage, 16th for free throw percentage, and 5th for offensive rebounding. In turn, on defense, the Knicks have NBA metrics of 2nd for scoring defense, 15th for field goal percentage permitted, 17th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 2nd for defensive rebounding.

Overall, New York covered three of its most recent five games. The Knicks went over the total in four of their last six outings. PG Jalen Brunson leads the Knicks with 32.9 points and 7.6 assists per game.

Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks SBG Free Pick

In this situation, the Pacers offer more value and a more complete lineup.

Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks SBG Best Bet: Indiana Pacers.

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