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New York Knicks Poised to Make First Eastern Conference Finals Appearance in 25 Years as They Lead Series Against Indiana Pacers

The New York Knicks are on the brink of making their first Eastern Conference Finals appearance in 25 years, leading the series against the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers will need to win at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in order to stay alive in the playoffs and advance. Indiana is favored to win with a current line of -5.5. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:40 EST.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Knicks +183 | Pacers -220
  • Spread: Knicks +5.5 (-110) | Pacers -5.5 (-110)
  • Total: Over/Under 215.5 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that Indiana will win straight-up is 69%.

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New York Knicks

The New York Knicks bounced back in Game 5 after a tough Game 4 loss, coming out strong with a 38-point first quarter. Despite shooting 46.5% overall, they hit 12 three-pointers and went 15-19 from the free throw line. In the playoffs, the Knicks are averaging 110.6 points per game, shooting 45.6% from the field and 37.5% from three-point range. They have a strong advantage in rebounding, outrebounding the Pacers 53-29 in their recent win. Jalen Brunson had a standout performance with 44 points, while Josh Hart contributed a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds. The Knicks are ranked 19th in offense and 5th in defense, with solid shooting percentages and rebounding numbers. Despite allowing 110 points per game, they have been able to maintain a positive rebounding differential and limit opponents' shooting percentages.

Indiana Pacers Analysis

The Pacers struggled in Game 3 against the Knicks, scoring a season-low 91 points and being outmatched in the paint. Their defense has also been lacking, giving up an average of 111.6 points per game in the playoffs. Pascal Siakam led the team in scoring with 22 points, while Myles Turner contributed with 16 points. Despite their offensive prowess, Indiana's defense has been a weak point, allowing high shooting percentages from their opponents. In terms of statistics, the Pacers rank #1 in offense with an average of 122.23 points per game, but rank #27 in defense, giving up an average of 119.25 points per game. They have a 53-41 overall record and have shown strong shooting percentages and assist numbers on offense, but struggle with defensive rebounds and three-point defense.

Indiana Pacers Look to Even Series with Strong Free Throw Shooting and Rebounding Efforts

The Indiana Pacers are focused on evening up the series at home after a string of victories for the home team. While the game is likely to remain competitive, the team ahead, in this case the Pacers, is expected to benefit from successful free throw attempts in the final moments. Despite struggling in the paint in the last matchup, Indiana has shown they are capable of controlling the tempo in that area, as seen in Game 4. It is crucial for them to improve in this regard as they strive for a pivotal win. Rebounding will be a determining factor in the outcome, with the Pacers predicted to narrow the margin in comparison to the Knicks' previous advantage. Therefore, it is advisable to choose Indiana with the points in this matchup.

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