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NEW YORK KNICKS VS INDIANA PACERS PREDICTIONS GAME 3

NEW YORK KNICKS VS INDIANA PACERS PREDICTIONS GAME 3

NEW YORK KNICKS VS INDIANA PACERS PREDICTIONS GAME 3

Instead of complaining about the officiating like their opponent, the New York Knicks focused more on competing and now they head to Indiana with a 2-0 lead in their best of 7 series. Offensive rebounding was the difference maker in Game 2, despite what the raw box score numbers say. The Knicks got key 2nd chances on offense late in the game which helped seal the deal, with a total of 3 scoring at least 28 points. Jalen Brunson had an injury scare early in the game, but came back and was the leading scorer once again. If the Knicks can get a split in the next 2 road games they’ll be in a really good position to advance to the conference finals. During the regular season they lost in their only visit to Indiana 140-126 back in late December.

The Pacers submitted a report to the league which includes 78 “referee mistakes” over the first 2 games of this series. However, they only have themselves to blame after giving up 121 and 130 points in back-to-back games at MSG. Playing little to no defense in the postseason won’t get you far, this team is learning it the hard way. Tyrese Haliburton finally had a productive game, but it didn’t make much of a difference as his counterpart on the other side Donte DiVincenzo scored 28 points. Game 3 is a do or die situation for Indy, they’ll have to sharpen up their gameplan in order to stay alive in this series. Getting timely stops will be the key, I really doubt this team can play defense regularly for a full 48 minutes. All is not lost yet, the Pacers are 29-15 SU this year in home games after winning all 3 of them in the 1st Round vs Milwaukee.

NEW YORK KNICKS POINT SPREAD PREDICTION

From a bettors perspective it makes more sense to back the Knicks to cover the spread here. The number is 7.5 points, quite a lot for a team to cover after losing by 4 and 9 in the first 2 games of the series. I’d be surprised if the Knicks won, but they can definitely keep things close here. New York to cover.

Knicks +7.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds

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DAL

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NEW YORK KNICKS VS INDIANA PACERS GAME 3 TOTAL POINTS: OVER 222.5

After cashing on the over in both games in the series so far, the projected total has once again gone up a bit to 222.5 points for Game 3. At least 223 points have been scored in all but one of the 5 meetings between these two teams this year, I don’t see why we should shy away from the over in Game 3 if I’m being honest. Indiana has made it pretty clear they have no intent on adjusting their gameplan, this team just doesn’t have the capacity to keep a team under 100 points. They picked up right where they left off following the regular season, after 8 games played they lead the NBA Playoffs with the highest offensive efficiency at 120.8 points per 100 possessions. They’re doing it by playing only the 9th fastest pace, which just shows how good they are on the offensive end. The Knicks have now scored 130, 121 and 118 points in their last 3 games, Mitchell Robinson getting injured will force them to play even faster than they already do. Plus, they also lost OG Anunoby who is one of their best defenders which could open things up for Pascal Siakam to have a big game here. I’ll be backing the points once more in this one.

Over 222.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds

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