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Indiana Pacers at New York Knicks Betting Preview

In the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association, we have a Game 5 from Madison Square Garden. The Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks are tied at 2 games each. This puts the series at a best of 3 starting Tuesday with the Knicks hosting 2 of the three games.

The Indiana Pacers bounced back from back to back road losses to win two in a row at home. Now, the Pacers are looking to win their third in a row, and move one game from the Eastern Conference Finals. Indiana is the 6th seed, as they went 47-35 during the regular season.

For the Knicks, they will need to bounce back quickly. New York was not competitive at all in the Sunday loss on the road. The Pacers won the game by 32 points over New York. The Knicks are the second seed following their 50-32 regular season. New York eliminated Philadelphia in the first round.

The New York Knicks are -2.5 in this game over the Pacers.

Fun Times in Indy

It was a fun couple of games for the fans in Indianapolis. The Pacers looked good and won the two home games. In the Game 4 win, they saw six guys score double digits. The Pacers top scorer was Tyrese Hailburton, with 20 points and 6 rebounds. Aaron NeSmith did not get to double digits, but had 12 rebounds, while TJ McConnel had 10 assists.

Haliburton has been strong in this series since Game 1. He scored just 6 in that game. Since then, the guard from Iowa State is scoring 29.6 points per game.  Pascal Siakam is scoring  nearly 19 points per game for the Pacers.

Indiana is the top scoring team in the National Basketball Association. The Pacers scored 123.3 points per game in the regular season. In the series against Milwaukee, they scored less than 100 in both losses, and more than 120 in all the wins.

Knicks Looking to Brush off Game 4 Stink

It was not a very good Sunday for the New York Knicks. The road team saw several guys struggle. In fact, two of their top three scorers came from the bench. Josh Hart, a guy that prides himself on playing as close to 48 minutes as possible, played just 23, and scored 2 points.

The Knicks will need a bounce back. Jalen Brunson is doing all he can to get the Knicks to the Eastern Conference Finals. Brunson scored 36 per game in the first two wins, and is at 22 per game in the two losses. In the series against the 76ers, Brunson scored 39+ in four of the six games.

New York was 19th in the regular season in scoring. The Knicks scored 112.8 per game. New York was fifth in rebounding, which will need to be a calling card for the remainder of this series. And in the end, the Knicks need to defend. They are allowing 118 points per game in their postseason losses, and 108.5 in their wins.

Knicks Top Pacers in Game 5

We like the New York Knicks to win this game. Why? Madison Square Garden. The greatest arena in the world will be rocking for the orange and blue of the Knicks. We expect a strong game from the home team.

Our final bet for this game is the New York Knicks -2.5 over the Indiana Pacers. We wish you the best of luck with all your betting in the NBA, and enjoy the game and the rest of the postseason! 

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