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Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks Game 1 5/6/24 NBA Betting Picks

Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks Game 1 5/6/24The high stakes of the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals bring us a compelling showdown between the Indiana Pacers (47-35) and the New York Knicks (50-32). As the teams prepare to battle it out on Monday, May 6, 2024, at the iconic Madison Square Garden, fans and bettors alike are gearing up for an exhilarating series opener. Both squads have had impressive runs leading up to this match, and as they step onto the court, the quest for victory promises to intensify. Get ready for some electrifying basketball action and free NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals betting picks.

When:Monday, May 6, 2024, at 7:30 PM ET
Where:Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Stream:NBA League Pass

Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks Game 1 5/6/24
+6 -110
O 217 -110
-5.5 -110
U 217.5 -110
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Currently, the betting odds for both teams are yet to be determined. Once the lines are set, consider the recent performance trends and key player matchups which could offer valuable insights for potential bets.

Pascal Siakam (PF) vs. Jalen Brunson (PG)

Pascal Siakam was the most important player for the Pacers, playing 37.8 m a/day and made 22.3 points per game this postseason. His aggressive rebounding, as well as his ability to make plays, task him with both of his hands in the teamwork. On the other hand, Maybe his low turnover rate and high fouls per game could pose challenges when the level of difficulty gets higher.

There is a different story on the other side, Jalen Brunson has been so remarkable, giving the Knicks 35.5 points and 9 assists per game. He shows his endurance and his ability to play throughout the game having a high intensity and therefore his place is crucial for the New York Knicks. Though he can be a star with his scoring, his ball trending turnovers show that he isn’t as good at ball handling under pressure.

It might be a great match when these two individuals are on the court, so make sure you watch their confrontations closely. Defensive prowess of Siakam will be under test against all the offensive desperation of Brunson. Possible reaction of fans can impact the development of the game and win, and that would be the central point of their matchup.

Pacers Performance Precision

Indiana Pacers as a team have feathered excellent team dynamics, scoring an average of 113 points a game and certainly an impressive field goal percentage of 47.9%. Their three-pointer shooting rate at 34.4% on a high volume of attempts show that their main goal is to play at the perimeter as their first option. Though the free throw conversion rate was moderate (71%) it could become an issue of worrying if the game goes into a decider.

Knicks’ Statistical Standout

Aside from the fact that the New York Knicks rank fourth while the Indiana Pacers are third in terms of points given up per game (108.3 vs. 106.4), New York Knicks did better in defensive plays, proved by an average of 7.2 blocks and 5.3 steals per game. Their strength in the glass with an average of 45.5 rebounds per game that include, especially a lot of offensive boards, makes them exceptional for multiple second-chance opportunities which would be a very nice for any kind of a playoff game.


Indiana Pacers Betting Trends

Pacers are 4-1 in their last 5 games.
Indiana Pacers are 3-2 in their last 5 games against the spread
Pacers are 22-19 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 5 of Pacers’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 25 of Pacers’ 41 last games at home

New York Knicks Betting Trends

Knicks are 5-0 in their last 5 games.
New York Knicks are 3-2 in their last 5 games against the spread
Knicks are 23-17 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 5 of Knicks’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 15 of Knicks’ 41 last games at home


Indiana Pacers

Tyrese Haliburton PG Is probable Monday vs New York, Back
Bennedict Mathurin SF Is out for season, Shoulder

New York Knicks

Julius Randle PF Is out for season, Shoulder
Bojan Bogdanovic SF Is out for season, Foot

Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks Betting Picks

Based on the statistical analysis and recent performances, this game is poised to be tightly contested. However, considering the Knicks’ home advantage and their stellar performance from key players like Jalen Brunson, they might have a slight edge. Bettors should consider this when engaging with top-tier online betting sites.

The matchup also promises to be high-scoring, given both teams’ tendencies to exceed point totals in recent games. Therefore, betting on the over could prove advantageous. This predicted score reflects the tight competition expected, with the Knicks pulling ahead slightly in what should be an electrifying series opener.

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Score Prediction: Knicks 112, Pacers 107.