The New York Knicks and the Indiana Pacers are going to square off in Game 6 of their playoff series in a crucial NBA betting affair on May 18th. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our predictions for basketball for what should be a great game on Saturday.
NBA Predictions: New York Knicks @ Indiana Pacers
Date: Saturday, May 18th, 8:00 ET
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
NBA Betting Odds: Indiana -5
Knicks vs. Pacers NBA TV Schedule: ESPN
The Knicks really didn’t do anything phenomenally well in Game 5 to warrant sending this series back to Indianapolis for a Game 6. They only got 16-of-39 shooting from F Carmelo Anthony and G JR Smith, and they really didn’t play well offensively in the game. They weren’t the aggressive team, they didn’t end up getting all that many shots at the charity stripe, though they did keep their turnovers down. Game 5’s loss was all on Indiana. The team shot just 36.2 percent from the field and committed 19 turnovers. Yes, the loss of G George Hill was huge for the team, as G DJ Augustin had to step into the starting lineup, but the real problem came at the foul line. Even shooting 25-of-33 instead of 19-of-33 would have made Game 5 a game down the stretch, but the team alas, just couldn’t hit a shot from the foul line to save its life. Don’t be surprised if this is the game that ends it all, though. We just don’t trust that the Knicks are going to be able to go on the road and even remotely play with the Pacers. Indiana has a great team, and it is a perfect 5-0 SU and ATS thus far this season playing at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Tonight makes it 6-0 SU and ATS, and the conference finals will finally be set.
Knicks @ Pacers Game 6 Pick: Indiana Pacers -5
Knicks @ Pacers Score Prediction: Pacers 99 – Knicks 86