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Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks Predictions Game 5

Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks Predictions Game 5

Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks Predictions Game 5

We have a massive swing game tonight at Madison Square Garden as the Indiana Pacers try and win their 3rd straight vs the New York Knicks. Undoubtedly the momentum is on Indiana’s side here following their 32 point win in Game 4 on Sunday. Indy led by as many as 43 points in that game, dominating every single aspect of it. They’re just the healthier team right now and the deeper we go into this series, the more of that will show. Blowing out the Knicks meant that not a single starter for Indy logged more than 28 minutes, so they’ll be fresh and ready to go for Game 5. Winning for them at MSG has been tough over the years, they’ve done so just twice in their last 9 visits, however one of those games was in the regular season this year.

The Knicks just don’t have any more juice left. They’ve completely fallen apart over the weekend, it was only a matter of time when that would happen as they’re missing 4 really important rotation players. This has forced head coach Tom Thibodeau to play Jalen Brunson and Josh Hart 441 and 407 minutes so far this postseason, no other player in the NBA is yet to reach the 400 mark. OG Anunoby’s absence was felt in both games in Indiana. When he plays the Knicks are 26-5 SU and 20-11 ATS, while without him they’re just 13-17 SU. His hamstring injury isn’t getting any better and he’ll likely sit out Game 5 as well, which puts the Knicks in a difficult situation. Despite all of this the oddsmakers see New York as a 2.5-point favorite ahead of Tuesday’s game.

PACERS POINT SPREAD PREDICTION

I’m just not feeling the Knicks here, despite them having the luxury of playing at home. Their players are spent, with only 48 hours to recover from a grueling Game 4 loss, I don’t think they’ll be able to do it. Give me Indiana to cover.

Pacers +2.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds.

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INDIANA PACERS VS NEW YORK KNICKS GAME 5 TOTAL POINTS: UNDER 212.5

After two successive overs cashing to start the series, we’ve now gone under in the last two games and that’s mainly due to the Knicks struggles on offense. Indiana has continued to put in the work on that end of the floor, they’ve scored at least 117 points in 3 of the 4 games played so far and are yet to finish with less than 10 threes made in the series. Meanwhile, the Knicks shot just 33% from the field and made only 7 threes on Sunday, finishing with a postseason low mark of just 89 points. There was just not lift in the legs of players like Brunson and we all know the Knicks offense will suffer when their best player isn’t getting it done. I do think the Pacers will continue scoring at a high clip here though, so the question is can the Knicks keep up? In their last two games they’ve scored just 106 and 89 points, if they aren’t able to clear the 100 point mark I’m afraid the Pacers won’t score enough to cash on the over. I’ll go with the under in this one.
Under 215.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds

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