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New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers Game 3 5/10/24 NBA Betting Picks

New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers Game 3 5/10/24The Eastern Conference’s stage is set for an exhilarating clash as the New York Knicks (50-32) take on the Indiana Pacers (47-35) in Game 3 of the NBA East Semifinals. Leading the series 1-0, the Knicks are looking to solidify their advantage on Friday, May 10, 2024. The anticipation is palpable for NBA Semifinals betting picks as the showdown is set for 7:00 PM ET at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, airing on ESPN and streaming on NBA League Pass.

When:Friday, May 10, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET
Where:Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Stream:NBA League Pass

New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers Game 3 5/10/24
+6.5 -110
O 225 -115
-6 -110
U 225.5 -110
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The specific betting odds remain undetermined as we approach game time, but trends suggest a tightly contested matchup. Considering recent performances and the stakes at hand, one might lean toward a narrow spread favoring the Knicks due to their superior season record and current series lead.

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

Jalen Brunson has been a remarkable part of the Knicks’ new look, playing in every one of the 77 matches, averaging 28.7 points and 6.7 assists per game. He has been able to influence the tempo of the game and penetrate whenever they are organized well. However, Brunson’s 2.4 turnovers per game could be a problem playing a very fast team such as the Pacers.

Whereas, after a holiday, Pascal Siakam, the Pacers’ forward, restored his performance with a 21.3 points and 7.8 rebounds per game over 41 total games. In the lane and his numbers and skills both on offense and defense, Siakam is an essential figure in Indiana’s system.

The game remembers when the two players compete, and the dynamics of the game change according to their show. With the matchup of Brunson’s playmaking and Siakam’s defensive ability the much awaited clash to catch is going to be at the core of it. They can very well be the factor to break or maintain the momentum in the game. This in turn decides its outcome.

Statistical Breakdown: Knicks’ Offensive Juggernaut

The Knicks feature impressive offensive numbers from the regular season, where they average 112.8 points per game with 46.5% field goal percentage. This balanced attack is even more accentuated by their 3-point shooting percentage of 36.9%. The capability of the Raptors’ to spread the floor, and exploit the spaces from the three-point line would be the most important aspect in breaking down the Pacers’ defense.

Analyzing Pacers’ Defensive Strategy

In comparison, the Pacers have a scoring average of 123.3 points per game and a better field goal percentage of 50.7%. They also score as much as they defend as they average 5.9 blocks and 7.7 steals per game. Conversion of defense into the offense will be an essential part of their strategy, especially the restricting of knicks’ main shooters and maintaining control of the tempo.


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 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

Julius Randle PF Is out for season, Shoulder
Bojan Bogdanovic SF Is out for season, Foot
OG Anunoby SF Left last game, is “?” Friday vs Indiana, Hamstring
Jalen Brunson PG Is probable Friday vs Indiana, Foot
Mitchell Robinson C Is out for season, Ankle

Indiana Pacers

Bennedict Mathurin SF Is out for season, Shoulder

New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers Betting Picks

Given the current form and statistical analysis, the Knicks might be slightly favored to win this critical game. However, the Pacers’ home advantage and strong defensive stats could level the playing field, making this matchup a candidate for a very close game. For those looking at over/under bets, considering both teams’ recent trends towards high-scoring games could be profitable.

In terms of which team to back, it might be wise to wait for the final spreads and moneyline odds, but the Knicks’ consistency and slight edge in head-to-head performance this season make them a strong candidate. Prop bets on player performances, especially on Brunson’s scoring and Siakam’s rebounds and blocks, could offer additional betting opportunities at any premier sportsbook online. Sign up today to make your NBA betting prediction!

Score Prediction: Knicks 112, Pacers 109.