NBA Picks: New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers, Game 3
The New York Knicks have lost three of four games as road underdogs of 3.5 to six points since the start of the regular season, which is important to consider when making your NBA playoff picks on Saturday as they take on the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Sports bettors will find that the Knicks are getting four points in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 184 in the market.
Let's take a closer look at Game 3 of this Eastern Conference semifinal series from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction on the total along the way.
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The New York Knicks evened up this best-of-seven series with a 105-79 victory over the Indiana Pacers as 5.5-point home favorites on Tuesday, while pushing against the betting total of 184.
Over the last two-plus seasons, the Knicks are 48-27-2 against the spread as road underdogs, with the UNDER going 39-37-1 in that situation.
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The Indiana Pacers won all three of their home games in their first-round series with the Atlanta Hawks—scoring 106 or more points in each of those contests.
NBA handicappers will find that the OVER is 7-3 in the Pacers' last 10 games as home favorites of 3.5 to six points.
I'm going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their NBA playoff picks on Saturday, as the OVER is 7-0 in the Indiana Pacers' last seven games following a loss of 10 or more points.
NBA Pick: Over 184
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