Knicks vs. Pacers Game 1 prediction, how to watch, TV channel, odds - May 6

Knicks vs. Pacers Game 1 prediction, how to watch, TV channel, odds - May 6

Updated May. 6, 2024 3:22 p.m. ET

The New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers are playing in the second round of the NBA Playoffs, with Game 1 next to come. The Knicks are currently 5.5-point favorites over the Pacers. The game's over/under is 218.

Here's everything you need to know about the Knicks-Pacers game, from the point spread, moneyline, total Over/Under and expert picks, as well as TV channel and streaming information.

Knicks vs. Pacers Game Information, TV Channel & Odds

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  • When: Monday, May 6, 2024 at 7:30 PM ET
  • Where: Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York
  • TV: TNT
Knicks vs Pacers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Knicks -5.5 -110 -110 218 -110 -120 -218 +180

Knicks vs. Pacers Prediction

ATS Pick: Pacers (+ 5.5)
O/U Pick: Over (218)
Score Prediction: Knicks 118 - Pacers 114

Knicks vs. Pacers Betting Insights

  • Knicks games have gone over 218 points scored, their current matchup's point total, 48 times (out of 82) this year.
  • The Pacers have played in 74 games this year (90.2% of chances) in which the teams combined to score more than 218 points.
  • Between them, these two teams average 18.1 more points per game (236.1) than this game's over/under (218).
  • The Knicks and the Pacers have seen their opponents average a combined 10.4 more points per game than the over/under of 218 set in this matchup.
  • New York has won 36, or 76.6%, of the 47 contests in which it was the favorite this year.
  • Indiana has been an underdog in 39 games this season and has come away with the win 21 times (53.8%) in those contests.
  • In the last three head-to-head matchups, Indiana has a 2-1 record against New York.
  • The Pacers also have a 2-1 record against the spread when playing the Knicks.
FINAL
IND 117 · NYK 121
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SPREAD
TO WIN
TOTAL
Indiana Pacers
IND
New York Knicks
NYK

Knicks Recent Trends

  • The Knicks have gone 8-2 over their last 10 games, with a 5-5 record against the spread in that span.
  • New York has averaged a total of 189.7 combined points over its last 10 games, 28.3 less than this game's total of 218.
  • The Knicks have played 82 games, with 43 wins against the spread.
  • This season, New York has an ATS record of 16-12-1 in its 29 games as a favorite of 5.5 points or more.
  • Knicks games this year have eclipsed the over/under 46.3% of the time (38 out of 82 games with a set point total).
  • The Knicks average 112.8 points per game, 7.4 fewer points than the 120.2 the Pacers allow.
  • New York is 17-7 against the spread and 18-6 overall when scoring more than 120.2 points.
  • The Knicks are shooting 46.5% from the field this season, 3.1 percentage points lower than the 49.6% the Pacers allow to opponents.
  • Against the spread, the Knicks have performed worse at home, covering 21 times in 41 home games, and 22 times in 41 road games.
  • At home, New York exceeds the total 39% of the time (16 of 41 games). It hits the over more consistently in away games, going over the total in 53.7% of games (22 of 41).
  • As a moneyline favorite, the Knicks have won a higher percentage of their games at home (.800) compared to away games (.706).

Knicks Recent Stats

Stat Average Rank
Points Scored 112.8 19
Points Allowed 108.2 2
Rebounds 45.2 5
Assists 24.4 29
Steals 7.5 15
Blocks 4.1 29

Knicks Leaders

  • Jalen Brunson puts up 28.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 6.7 assists per contest. Defensively, he averages 0.9 steals and 0.2 blocks.
  • Josh Hart averages 9.4 points, 8.3 boards and 4.1 assists per game. At the other end, he averages 0.9 steals and 0.3 blocks.
  • Donte DiVincenzo puts up 15.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. Defensively, he averages 1.3 steals and 0.4 blocks.
  • Julius Randle averages 24.0 points, 5.0 assists and 9.2 boards.
  • Isaiah Hartenstein posts 7.8 points, 8.3 boards and 2.5 assists per contest, shooting 64.4% from the field.

Knicks Player Props

Points O/U Points Over Odds PPG (Reg. Season)
Jalen Brunson 35.5 -110 28.7
OG Anunoby 16.5 +100 14.7
Josh Hart 15.5 +110 9.4
Donte DiVincenzo 15.5 -112 15.5
Isaiah Hartenstein 10.5 +124 7.8

Pacers Recent Trends

  • The Pacers are 5-5 against the spread and 7-3 overall over their past 10 contests.
  • Indiana and its opponents have combined to score an average of 226.9 combined points in its last 10 games, 8.9 more than the 218 over/under in this matchup.
  • The Pacers have played 82 games, with 44 wins against the spread.
  • Indiana is 8-8 ATS when underdogs by 5.5 points or more this season.
  • Pacers games this season have hit the over 52.4% of the time (43 out of 82 games with a set point total).
  • The Pacers' 123.3 points per game are 15.1 more points than the 108.2 the Knicks give up to opponents.
  • Indiana is 44-26-1 against the spread and 47-24 overall when it scores more than 108.2 points.
  • The Pacers have shot at a 50.7% rate from the field this season, 3.7 percentage points higher than the 47.0% shooting opponents of the Knicks have averaged.
  • Against the spread, the Pacers have an identical winning percentage (.537) at home (22-18-1 record) and on the road (22-19-0).
  • In 2023-24, a higher percentage of Indiana's games have finished above the over/under at home (61%, 25 of 41) compared to away (43.9%, 18 of 41).
  • The Pacers' winning percentage at home when moneyline favorites is .621 (18-11), and away it is .571 (8-6).

Pacers Recent Stats

Stat Average Rank
Points Scored 123.3 1
Points Allowed 120.2 27
Rebounds 41.5 28
Assists 30.8 1
Steals 7.7 10
Blocks 5.9 8

Pacers Leaders

  • On a per-game basis, Pascal Siakam gets the Pacers 21.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.3 assists. He also averages 0.8 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.
  • Tyrese Haliburton is putting up 20.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 10.9 assists per game. He's draining 47.7% of his shots from the field and 36.4% from beyond the arc, with 2.8 treys per game.
  • Myles Turner gives the Pacers 17.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game while delivering 0.5 steals and 1.9 blocked shots (ninth in NBA).
  • The Pacers are getting 10.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game from T.J. McConnell this season.
  • Aaron Nesmith is averaging 12.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest. He is making 49.6% of his shots from the floor and 41.9% from beyond the arc, with 1.9 triples per game.

Pacers Player Props

Points O/U Points Over Odds PPG (Reg. Season)
Pascal Siakam 20.5 -108 21.7
Tyrese Haliburton 17.5 -108 20.1
Myles Turner 17.5 +110 17.1
Aaron Nesmith 11.5 -143 12.2
Andrew Nembhard 10.5 -115 9.2

FOX Sports created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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