New York Knicks vs Indiana Pacers 4-5-23 NBA Analysis, Prediction and Odds

New York Knicks vs Indiana Pacers 4/5/23 – On Saturday night, the Indiana Pacers take on the New York Knicks as the regular season comes to a close. Unfortunately for them, they have been eliminated from playoff contention for a third year running. New York has secured the fifth spot after winning three straight, including a three point triumph against Indiana last time out. The New York Knicks were favored to win by the basketball betting lines.

New York Knicks vs Indiana Pacers

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET

Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse

TV: Bally Sports Indiana

New York Knicks vs Indiana Pacers 4/5/23 Betting Odds

Knicks

Moneyline: -435

Spread: -8.5 (-116)

Total: TBD

Pacers

Moneyline: +340

Spread: +8.5 (-116)

Total: TBD

New York Knicks vs Indiana Pacers Analysis

New York Knicks comes into this contest with an overall record of 46-33 this year. They are surrendering possession 12.9 times per contest and as a team they commit 20.3 fouls per night. As a team, New York is grabbing 46.6 boards per game and has amassed 1,798 assists this season – ranking 28th in basketball when it comes to passing the ball. Furthermore, they’re shooting 35.3% from 3-point range and 76.3% from beyond the arc for an impressive percentage boost. Knicks players have an average scoring of 115.6 points per contest while connecting on 47.0% from the field. Defensively, they force 12.7 turnovers per game and draw 20.7 personal fouls, conceding 35.3% on 3-point shots while ranking 10th in points allowed per game. As a team, the Knicks allow an opponent shooting percentage of 46.0% and surrender 42.1 rebounds per contest; ranking 12th in NBA assists allowed this season with 1,969 surrendered.

Indiana Pacers currently holds a win-loss record of 34-45. On offense, they are connecting on 46.7% from the floor – ranking them 23rd in the league. With 9,150 points scored this season and 41.6 boards per game grabbed, Indiana is off to an impressive start. The Pacers average 26.8 assists per game and they surrender possession 14.9 times each contest. Furthermore, they commit 21.2 fouls per contest while shooting 79.0% from the free throw line. Indiana’s defense allows 37.2% on 3-point shots and opponents are making 80.2% of their foul shots. They give up 26.3 assists and 45.2 rebounds per game, ranking 27th and 28th in the league respectively; on the other side of the ball they rank 28th with 119.0 points given up per game while forcing 15.1 turnovers per contest and allowing teams to shoot 48.4% from the floor.

New York Knicks vs Indiana Pacers Against the Spread

New York are 13-7 ATS in their last 20 games. The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York’s last 7 games. New York are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games. New York are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Indiana. New York are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Indiana. New York are 4-16 SU in their last 20 games when playing on the road against Indiana.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana’s last 6 games. Indiana are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games. The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Indiana’s last 13 games against New York. The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indiana’s last 8 games at home. Indiana are 16-4 SU in their last 20 games when playing at home against New York. Indiana are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.

New York Knicks vs Indiana Pacers Free Pick

Indiana, now out of the playoffs and with New York having secured a place in the semifinals, will have little motivation to be anything other than an upset victim. New York should dominate on the glass and create plenty of second chance points while taking great care with their ball possession; this should have little impact on Indiana’s transition offense. Take the Knicks here to take home the victory as per the top NBA betting sites.

Free Pick: New York Knicks -8.5 (-116)