Knicks vs. Pacers Prediction & Picks: Line, Spread, Over/Under – Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 5

The New York Knicks are 2.5-point favorites heading into Game 5 of the second round of the NBA Playoffs against the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, starting at 8:00 PM ET on TNT and truTV. The series is tied 2-2.

Knicks vs. Pacers Game Info & Odds

  • Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2024
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • How to Watch on TV: TNT and truTV
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Max
  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Venue: Madison Square Garden

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Knicks vs. Pacers Score Prediction

  • Prediction:
    Knicks 117 – Pacers 114

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Spread & Total Prediction for Knicks vs. Pacers

  • Pick ATS: Knicks (- 2.5)
  • Computer Predicted Spread: Knicks (-3.4)
  • Pick OU:
    Over (217.5)
  • Computer Predicted Total: 231.3
  • The Knicks have put together a 45-37-0 ATS record this season as opposed to the 44-38-0 mark of the Pacers.
  • When the spread is set as 2.5 or more this season, New York (25-15) covers a higher percentage of those games when it is the favorite (62.5%) than Indiana (20-16) does as the underdog (55.6%).
  • New York and its opponents have gone over the over/under 46.3% of the time this season (38 out of 82). That’s less often than Indiana and its opponents have (44 out of 82).
  • As a moneyline favorite this year, the Knicks are 35-10, a better record than the Pacers have put up (20-18) as moneyline underdogs.

Knicks Performance Insights

  • The Knicks are averaging 112.8 points per game this year (19th-ranked in NBA), but they’ve really provided a lift on defense, surrendering just 108.2 points per contest (second-best).
  • In terms of rebounding, everything is clicking for New York, who is averaging 45.2 boards per game (fifth-best in NBA) and allowing 40.6 boards per contest (second-best).
  • When it comes to assists, the Knicks are dishing out only 24.4 assists per contest (second-worst in league).
  • New York is committing 12.2 turnovers per game (eighth-ranked in NBA) this season, while forcing 12.9 turnovers per contest (17th-ranked).
  • So far this season, the Knicks are sinking 13.2 three-pointers per game (10th-ranked in NBA) and are shooting 36.9% (13th-ranked) from three-point land.

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Pacers Performance Insights

  • The Pacers are the best team in the league in points scored (123.3 per game) but fourth-worst in points allowed (120.2).
  • On the glass, Indiana is third-worst in the league in rebounds (41.5 per game). It is 15th in rebounds conceded (43.4 per game).
  • This season the Pacers are best in the league in assists at 30.8 per game.
  • Indiana commits 12.3 turnovers per game and force 13.2 per game, ranking 11th and 10th, respectively, in the league.
  • The Pacers make 13.2 3-pointers per game and shoot 37.4% from beyond the arc, ranking 10th and ninth, respectively, in the league.
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