Knicks vs. Pacers Game 3 Betting Preview, Odds, How To Watch

Alex Murray
By: Alex Murray
13 May 24
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While some series have seen road teams dominating, the New York Knicks and the Indiana Pacers have been taking care of business at home. All four of the games in this second round series have been won by the home team, while the Pacers have also gone 5-0 in their building in these playoffs. The series returns to New York for Game 5, but we don’t believe the trend will continue.

Highlights

  • OG Anunoby’s injury looms large for Game 5
  • Knicks players have been getting run into the ground playing 40+ minutes regularly
  • Myles Turner has been dominant for the Pacers over the last couple of games

New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers NBA 2nd Round Game 5 Betting Odds

All odds provided by Sports Interaction.

TeamMoneylinePoint SpreadTotal
New York Knicks-139-2.5 (-110)O216.5 (-110)
Indiana Pacers+115+2.5 (-110)U216.5 (-110)

When to Watch and How to Watch Knicks vs. Pacers Game 5

The New York Knicks will once again play host to the Indiana Pacers for Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series at the Mecca, Madison Square Garden, at 8:00PM E.T. on Tuesday, April 14. American viewers will get a TNT broadcast—get ‘em while you still can—and Canadian basketball fans can watch the action on TSN or stream it on the TSN app.

Knicks vs. Pacers Point Spread Betting Preview

The Knicks have been playing in some of the most emotional and tiring games of these playoffs, which is already draining enough, but when you consider the pieces they’re missing, it makes it even bleaker for the Knickerbockers.

Losing OG Anunoby might be a tougher pill to swallow than some thought. Anunoby was playing 40.0 minutes a night in these playoffs, which is fourth-most among players whose teams are still alive.

Anunoby was an important piece in terms of slowing down the Pacers defensively, as he has a keen knowledge of former teammate Pascal Siakam’s game which contributed to the Pacer’s 44 percent shooting clip and 16.5 points per game in Games 1 and 2 compared to his 20 points per game on 70 percent shooting in Games 3 and 4 without Anunoby. New York is also 13-14 without Anunoby this year.

And it’s not only that, but the Knicks’ Villanova trio definitely looks like it’s running out of steam a bit here. Josh Hart’s 44.1 minutes per game are the most among any remaining players and Jalen Brunson is third, at 40.8 minutes a game, with Anunoby following closely in fourth as previously mentioned.

Hart scored just two points in Game 4 and Jalen Brunson has gone 37 percent from the field over the last two games. Donte DiVincenzo has been seeing his shooting streak slow to a complete halt as well. DiVincenzo is a solid shooter, dropping in 43 percent from the field and 38 percent from deep for his career.

He was bound to crash back down to those averages, as he’s been shooting 43 percent and 45 from deep in these playoffs, including a ridiculous 56 percent from long range in the first three games of this series. The magic dust may be gone for the Knicks.

Meanwhile, the youthful Pacers seem to be getting better as time goes on. Tyrese Haliburton has been excellent mentally keeping his guys in order, and Indiana’s superior energy and bench are likely to be the difference. T.J. McConnell has been very impressive in particular.

Coach Tom Thibodeau’s style of riding a small group of players all the way home has shown itself to run out of gas before, and it seems like that’s what’s happening here.

Here are a few NBA betting trends from this season to consider:

  • Indiana is 49-41-3 ATS overall, 7th-best in the NBA
  • New York is 48-41-3 ATS overall, 8th-best in the NBA
  • Indiana is 24-16-2 ATS as the underdog
  • New York is 30-21-1 ATS as the favorite
  • New York is 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games as favorite of under 5 points
  • Indiana is 4-3 ATS against the Knicks this year

Best Knicks vs. Pacers Player Props

PlayerPoints O/U
Jalen Brunson (NYK)31.5 (-128/-105)
Donte DiVincenzo (NYK)23.5 (-105/-128)
Pascal Siakam (IND)20.5 (-110/-125)
Tyrese Haliburton (IND)20.5 (-120/-110)
Myles Turner (IND)16.5 (-110/-120)
Josh Hart (NYK)15.5 (-105/-128)
T.J. McConnell (IND)10.5 (-110/-120)
Isaiah Hartenstein (NYK)9.5 (-128/+100)
Aaron Nesmith (IND)9.5 (-128/-105)
Alec Burks (NYK)9.5 (-110/-120)

We hit on Myles Turner’s points prop in Game 3, and though he went under in Game 4, that was only because of the blowout nature of the contest, as he went 5-for-5 including all three of his shots from deep. He still had 13 points in just 26 minutes, and don’t forget about those 21 on 54 percent shooting from the floor in Game 3.

New York clearly can’t guard this guy, as Isaiah Hartenstein is not mobile enough and Precious Achiuwa is a little bit too small. Ontario sportsbooks haven’t shifted Turner’s points prop since Game 2, so we’re taking the over again at 16.5 with solid -110 odds.

Alex is a recent graduate of Ryerson's Sport Media program in 2019 and has been contributing to BettingTop10 since 2020. He has worked in the field of sports and sports betting for several years, including writing for theScore and daily fantasy sports website FantasyPros as one of their lead NBA news writers. A dedicated sports fan and experienced sports bettor, Alex has the knowledge to provide you with the best betting advice and the sneakiest props no matter what the sport may be.