NBA betting action continues on Tuesday night from Madison Square Garden, where the New York Knicks will host the Indiana Pacers in a battle on the NBA betting odds. Don’t miss out on this one, which should be a great clash. The NBA television schedule shows this 7:00 ET tip happening on TNT.
Free Basketball Picks: Indiana Pacers @ New York Knicks
Date: Tuesday, May 7th, 7:00 ET
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
NBA Betting Odds: Knicks -5.5
Pacers vs. Knicks Live TV: TNT
Did the oddsmakers watch the same first game of this series that we did? New York had a miserable time trying to get anything going to the basket in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, as the team had just 32 points in the paint. The Pacers won this first game without putting up a single fast break point. F Carmelo Anthony scored 27 points, but he had to take 28 shots to make that happen, and he and G JR Smith are doing everything that they shouldn’t be doing. They’re both just jacking up the rock when they get the chance to do so, and that just isn’t going to work against the Pacers. Instead, the ball needs to run through G Raymond Felton more, and he needs to be a better scorer and distributor. Indiana played a very well-rounded game, with all seven players that played big time minutes putting up at least eight points. G Lance Stephenson had a double-double, F David West scored 20, and C Roy Hibbert blocked five shots. That’s the type of play that we’re going to continue to see in this series, and we really love what we see out of the Pacers. Indiana might be able to make this series disappear in a hurry.
Pacers @ Knicks Game 2 Pick: Indiana Pacers +5.5
Pacers @ Knicks Game 2 Prediction: Indiana 89 – New York 83