Knicks vs. Pacers Player Props, Odds & Predictions – Wednesday, May 8

New York Knicks guard Josh Hart (3) controls the ball against the Utah Jazz during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden.
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For your Knicks vs. Pacers predictions needs, we’ve got you covered as the Pacers hit the road to face the Knicks on Wednesday, May 8 at 8:00 ET. Currently, the total sits at 219.5, with the Knicks favored by 5 at home. Keep reading to get our Knicks vs. Pacers player props and predictions.

Knicks vs. Pacers Odds

  • Spread: Knicks -5
  • Total 219.5

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Game Info

  • Date: Wednesday, May 8
  • Time: 8:00 ET
  • Location: Madison Square Garden, New York NY
  • TV: TNT

Pacers Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Pacers have an over/under record of 4-1 and are 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • Indiana has a 1-2 record in their last three road games. In this stretch, they averaged 111 points per game while allowing 114. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Pacers have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 3-2.

Knicks Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Knicks have an over/under record of 4-1 and are 1-4 vs. the spread.
  • Across the Knicks last ten home games, the team averaged 116 points per game while allowing 111. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 6-4, while going 6-4 straight-up.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Knicks have a straight up record of 7-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 3-7.

After a slow start to the game, the Pacers outscored the Knicks 31-22 in the 2nd quarter to take a 55-49 lead into halftime. Indiana also held the Knicks to just 24 points in the 1st quarter. However, the Knicks exploded for 39 points in the 4th quarter to come back and win the game 121-117. Jalen Brunson had a big game for the Knicks with 43 points.

Heading into the game, the Knicks were favored by 6 points and failed to cover the spread. The game also surpassed the over/under line of 217.5 points by 20.5 points. The Knicks shot 53.7% from the field, while the Pacers were at 52.3%. Both teams were below average from three-point range, with the Knicks knocking down 11 threes and the Pacers making 10.

Can Indiana Stun the Crowd at Madison Square Garden?

This season, the Pacers have an average scoring differential of -1.2 points per game on the road. Currently, they are 16th in the East with a 22-23 record away from home.

Against the spread, Indiana is 24-20 on the road and has covered in their last two games. As underdogs, they are 25-14 vs. the spread and have an ATS record of 48-39 overall.

Indiana’s O/U record for the season is 48-41, and the over has hit in two straight games. On average, their games have finished with 242.1 points per game compared to today’s line of 219.5.

In their most recent game, the Pacers lost to the Knicks by a score of 121-117. The O/U line for that game was 217.5, and Indiana covered the spread as 6-point underdogs.

Overall, the Pacers are 47-35 this season, which is good for 3rd place in the Central Division and 6th in the Eastern Conference.

Indiana is the NBA’s top-scoring team this season, averaging 123.3 points per game. They have been even better on the road, averaging 119.8 points per contest. Looking at their shooting numbers, the Pacers have hit 50% of their shots from the field, which is the best mark in the league.

Myles Turner has averaged 19.8 points per game in his last five games on 50.7% shooting. In these games, he hit 2.8 threes per game. Tyrese Haliburton has also been averaging 2.8 made threes in his last five games but has hit just 28.6% of his threes in that stretch. For the season, Haliburton is averaging 20.1 points and 10.9 assists. Pascal Siakam is averaging 16 points and 4.4 assists.

So far this season, the Pacers have been one of the worst teams in the league at defending the three-point line, allowing opponents to shoot just 36.5% from beyond the arc. This is a big reason why they have been able to hold opponents to just 10.7 made threes per game, which is the fewest in the NBA.

Indiana has also done a good job of keeping opponents off the free-throw line, ranking 30th in the league in free throws made allowed per game. However, they have struggled to keep opponents off the scoreboard overall, giving up 119.6 points per game, which is 27th in the NBA.

On the glass, the Pacers are one of the worst rebounding teams in the league, ranking 28th in rebounds per game and 28th in defensive rebounds per game. They have been able to make up for this somewhat with their shot-blocking, as they are 8th in the league in blocked shots per game.

Will the Knicks Make it Happen at Home?

The Knicks have a record of 50-32 this season, which is good for 2nd place in the Eastern Conference. In non-conference games, they are 15-15 compared to 35-17 against other Eastern Conference teams.

At home, the Knicks are 30-15 straight up and 23-22 against the spread. Their ATS losing streak at home is currently at three games.

New York has been favored in 51 of their 82 games this season, going 39-12 in those games. As the favorite, they have a scoring margin of +9.2 PPG and are 29-21 vs. the spread as the favorite.

In their last game against the Pacers, the Knicks won 121-117 as 6-point favorites. The O/U line for that game was 217.5, and the teams combined for 238 points.

This season, the Knicks have an O/U record of 41-47-1, and the over has hit in their last three games. On average, their games have finished with 220.9 points.

Looking at Jalen Brunson’s last five games, he is averaging 42 points per game on 50% shooting from the field. In these games, he also averaged 9.4 assists. For the season, he is averaging 2.7 made threes per game. Over their last five games, OG Anunoby and Josh Hart are averaging 16.4 points per game. Anunoby is averaging 8.4 rebounds in that stretch, while Hart is averaging 11.8 rebounds in his last five.

New York is averaging 112.8 points per game this season, which is 19th in the league. Their home scoring average of 111.1 points per contest is 24th in the NBA. The team’s three-point shooting percentage of 36% is 10th in the league. In terms of three-point makes, they are 11th in the league.

So far this season, the Knicks have been an elite defensive team, ranking 5th in points allowed per game at 108.3. Their defense has been especially stingy at home, where they are giving up just 105.6 points per game (3rd). In terms of field goal percentage allowed, New York is 13th in the league at 47.0%.

One area where the Knicks have struggled defensively is on the glass, ranking just 21st in defensive rebounds. They have also struggled to protect the rim, ranking 28th in blocked shots per game. In terms of steals, New York is 20th in the league at 7.5 per game.

Over their last five games, the Knicks’ defense has slipped a bit, allowing 112.2 points per game (16th). During that stretch, opponents have shot 46.5% from the field and 39% from three-point range.

Knicks vs. Pacers Player Prop

A player prop we are looking at is Pascal Siakam and his points prop of 19.5. Currently, the over for this prop is sitting at a payout of -137 while the under is at +100. Our projections have Pascal Siakam going 9/17 from the field on his way to 24 points. Our recommended bet is take the over on his prop bet with a payout of -137.

  • The Prop: Pascal Siakam Over 19.5 Points (-137)

Knicks vs. Pacers Predictions

Coming in as the underdogs at +5, we have the Pacers as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 219.5 and given that our model is projecting 226 points between the teams, we like the over.

The Pick: Pacers +5 | at Fanduel Sportsbook