NBA Playoff Picks: Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks, Game 2
The New York Knicks are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games following a straight-up loss. This is important to consider when making your NBA playoff picks Tuesday, as they face the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden.
Sports bettors will find that the Knicks are 5.5-point home favorites in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total stands at 183 in the market.
Let's take a closer look at Game 2 of this Eastern Conference semifinal series from a betting perspective, while offering up an against-the-spread pick along the way.
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The Indiana Pacers came away with a 102-95 victory over the New York Knicks as five-point road underdogs in Game 1 on Sunday, while going OVER the betting total of 181.5.
NBA handicappers will find that the Pacers are 0-9 against the spread in their last nine playoff losses—failing to cover the number by an average of 8.8 points in those contests.
New York Knicks
The New York Knicks are the worst offensive team left in the 2013 NBA playoffs—averaging 88.7 points per game.
Over the last two-plus seasons, the Knicks are 19-9 against the spread as home favorites of 3.5 to six points, while the OVER is 17-11 in that situation.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the New York Knicks as one of their NBA playoff picks Tuesday, as they've gone 11-4 against the spread in their last 15 home games.
NBA Pick: New York Knicks -5.5
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