New York Knicks at Indiana Pacers Betting Preview

The Eastern Conference postseason continues in the National Basketball Association, with the New York Knicks on the road at the Indiana Pacers. This is Game 3 of the best of 7 series. The New York Knicks won both games at home, and lead the series 2-0. The Knicks now go on the road where the Pacers will host the next two games. The winner of this series will head to the Eastern Conference Finals and take on the winner of the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers.

The New York Knicks are two wins away from the Eastern Conference Finals. The Knicks went 50-32 in the regular season, and grabbed the second seed in the East. After eliminating the 76ers in six games in the first round, they now have won back to back home games in this series.

The Indiana Pacers went 47-35 during the regular season. Indiana was the top scoring team in the National Basketball Association, and finished sixth in the East. The Pacers pulled an upset in the first round as they took down the third seeded Milwaukee Bucks in six games.

The Indiana Pacers are -7.5 at home in this game.

New York Knicks Two Wins Away

The New York Knicks got a scare, losing Jalen Brunson for a portion of the game. But, in true Willis Reed fashion, the former Villanova star came back and scored a team high 29 points in the game. He played 32 minutes, which is a playoff low for him so far. He also dished out 5 assists in the game.

OG Anunoby and Donte DiVincenzo were excellent for the Knicks as well. They both scored 28 points. All five of the Knicks starters scored double digits, and they played just 8 players in the game. New York has now won three straight games.

The Knicks scored just 112.8 points per game in the regular season. New York was 10th with 13.2 three point shots made per game. The Knicks were one of the top rebounding teams in the league with 45.2 per game. New York leads the league with nearly 13 offensive rebounds per game.

Pacers Need to Get Defensive

As mentioned earlier, the Indiana Pacers were the top scoring team in the league. The Pacers scored 123.3 points per game. In the first two games of this series, Indiana  scored 119 points per game, and lost both games. Defensively, they must improve. The Pacers are allowing 125.5 points per game.

The Pacers used 34 points from Tyrese Haliburton in the loss. He also ripped down 6 rebounds and dished out 9 assists. Indiana had six guys score double digits in the game, including four players off the bench. Myles Turner struggled in the game, going 3 for 11 from the field, and  scoring just 6 points.

Indiana also got a poor game from Pascal Siakam. He was just 7 of 18 from the field. The former Raptors star scored 19 in back to back games. He started the postseason with 36 and 37 points in wins over the Bucks.

Pacers Win; Knicks Cover

The Indiana Pacers are going to win this game, but we are going to bet on the New York Knicks to cover the spread in this game. The Knicks are going to compete in this game. New York plays tough, and are very talented.

We like the New York Knicks +7.5 over the Indiana Pacers. We expect this to be a great game on Friday. Enjoy this game, and all the National Basketball Association playoff games!

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