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NBA Betting Prediction: New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers Game 3 5/10/2024

New York Knicks (50-32) vs. Indiana Pacers (47-35)

As the NBA Eastern Semifinals intensify, the New York Knicks, holding a formidable 50-32 record, prepare to face off against the Indiana Pacers, who stand at an impressive 47-35. This Game 3 matchup, scheduled for Friday, May 10, 2024, is pivotal in the series where NY currently leads 1-0. The showdown will take place at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, promising an electric atmosphere as fans tune in from around the nation and via top online betting platforms to witness these two teams battle it out.

The Knicks are undefeated in their last 5 matches, making them the hottest team in the league right now, as their determination and strength of character is evident. They have an away game strategy efficiency record of 23-17 ATS, indicating that they are strong on away games. It averages out 112.8 points per game, plus 46.5% shooting at the field, the strategy of their offense may have a fair balance with some inside and outside scoring. Defensively, they grab 45.2 rebounds per game and score 7.5 steals which are the evidence of their ability to really breach the opponent’s plays.

Similar to the Knicks, with a 4-1 record in their recent fixtures, the Pacers’ performance echoes their success, though slightly lagging behind. This had been exhibited with an average of 123.3 points per game, caused by the 50.7% increase in field goal accuracy. They have a knack of hitting the target from outside the arc and from plays according to their average of 47 field goals made per game. Nevertheless, they are also fouled more often (21.4 fouls per game), which is a big problem in a game that will be dominated by tension.


New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers Game Info

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


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

Jalen Brunson, the head of the Knicks, is having a remarkable season, getting an average of 28. 7 points and 6. 7 assists per game. He is a perfect match for the Knicks as a player for his skills in getting and executing under pressure, which is the main part of the game. But given his turnover rate of 3.4, he has a high assist-to-turnover ratio, which demonstrates his strong judgment.

But, on the other side of the coin, Pascal Siakam of the Pacers, as a power forward, has not only recorded 21.3 points per game while making huge progress on rebounding with an average of 7.8 rebounds per game. His versatility enables him to produce offense as well as defense but the fact that he stiffens during games due to injuries might be noted as his drawback.

When these main figures collide, potential tips of the scales might emerge. Brunson’s ability to move and make plays is going to put Siakam’s defensive skills to the test, while Siakam’s height and score will serve as a major point of focus for the defense inside.


NBA Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD

Currently, the betting odds are not set, which keeps the anticipation high. Observers and bettors should keep a close watch on updates as they could provide insights into the expected game flow and key matchups.


New York Knicks Betting Trends

The Knicks have been showing a very encouraging streak with their undefeated recent runs and have also stayed constant with their performances in road games. It is also shown from the fact that the totals in their last five games has been over, which indicates a high scoring trend and can be used by bettors as a basis.


Indiana Pacers Betting Trends

Similarly, the Pacers are not far-fetched with an OVER in totals for their last five matches, implying that most of the games of them are high-scoring. They might still struggle to cover the spread in road games (they had a slightly worse record) that could be due to some inconsistencies which bettors should not miss.


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

Based on current momentum and statistical analysis, the Knicks might have a slight edge due to their consistent performance and strategic play in away games. However, the Pacers’ high scoring ability and home court advantage could level the playing field, making this game a thrilling one to watch and bet on.

In conclusion, while the Knicks could be considered a safer bet, the Pacers offer a high-risk, high-reward option for those looking at over/under and prop bets. Remember to keep an eye on NBA Eastern Semifinals betting picks as the game day approaches.


Free Pick and Prediction: New York Knicks 118, Indiana Pacers 114

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