Knicks vs. Pacers Predictions & Best Bets: Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under and Props | Game 2

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 7, 2024

The New York Knicks are favored by 5 points heading into Game 2 of the second round of the NBA Playoffs against the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, tipping off at 8:00 PM ET on TNT. The Knicks are currently ahead 1-0 in the series. The over/under in the matchup is set at 218.5.

Dive into the best bets available (based on our computer predictions) for Wednesday’s game, before you make an informed wager on the contest.

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Spread: Pacers (+5) to Cover

  • The model and DraftKings both have the Knicks taking home the win, but the model has them winning by slightly less (4.3 points). Lean towards taking the Pacers.
  • Indiana is 44-35-3 ATS this year.
  • The Pacers are 11-7-2 ATS this year when playing as at least 5-point underdogs.
  • So far this season, New York has put together a 43-36-3 record against the spread.
  • The Knicks are 17-13-1 ATS this season when playing as at least 5-point favorites.

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Total: Over 218.5

  • The model projects a total (231.4 points) much higher than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup (218.5 points). Take the over.
  • New York’s games have had more than 218.5 points scored on 43 occasions this year.
  • So far this year, 74 Indiana’s games have featured over 218.5 points scored.
  • A total of 37 out of the Knicks’ 82 games this season have gone over the point total.
  • So far this year, 42 out of the Pacers’ 82 games with an over/under have gone over the point total.

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Moneyline Winner: Knicks (-192)

  • Prediction: Knicks 118, Pacers 114
  • New York has entered the game as favorites 47 times this season and won 36, or 76.6%, of those games.
  • Indiana has been chosen as underdogs in 38 games this year and has walked away with the win 20 times (52.6%) in those games.

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Josh Hart Points Prop: Over 16.5

  • Josh Hart puts up 9.4 points, 8.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game, shooting 43.4% from the field and 31.0% from downtown with 1.0 made 3-pointers per contest.
  • The 9.4 points Hart scores per game are 7.1 less than his prop total on Wednesday (16.5).
  • This season, Hart has scored beyond the points prop number in 28 of 70 games with a set total.
  • In 2023-24, the Pacers are best in the league offensively (123.3 points scored per game) but fourth-worst defensively (120.2 points allowed).

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Tyrese Haliburton Points Prop: Under 16.5

  • Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 20.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 10.9 assists per game. He’s sinking 47.7% of his shots from the floor and 36.4% from 3-point range, with 2.8 triples per contest.
  • Wednesday’s over/under for Haliburton is 16.5 points. That’s 3.6 fewer than his season average of 20.1.
  • So far this season, Haliburton is 29-for-71 at scoring more than the total set for his points prop.
  • The Knicks have a top-five defense this year, ranking second-best in the league with 108.2 points allowed per game. On offense, they rank 19th with 112.8 points scored per contest.

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All stats in this article refer to the 2023-24 regular season.

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