NBA Picks: New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers, Game 4

Jeff Grant@@JeffGrantSportsContributor IMay 14, 2013

NBA Picks: New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers, Game 4

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    Carmelo Anthony has led the New York Knicks in scoring in all nine of their playoff games, which is important to consider when making your NBA picks Tuesday, as they take on the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

    Sports bettors will find that the Knicks are 5.5-point road underdogs in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 179.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at Game 4 of this Eastern Conference semifinal series from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction on the total along the way. 

New York Knicks

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    The New York Knicks are averaging just 88.6 points per game during the 2013 NBA playoffs, as they try to bounce back from an 82-71 defeat to the Indiana Pacers as five-point road underdogs in Game 3 last Saturday.

    NBA handicappers will find that the Knicks are 12-12 straight up and 15-9 against the spread as underdogs since the start of the regular season.

Indiana Pacers

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    The Indiana Pacers own a 2-1 series advantage over the New York Knicks in this best-of-seven series, as they attempt to improve to 5-0 against the spread at home in the postseason Tuesday night.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Pacers are 4-4 straight up and 3-5 against the spread when leading a playoff series, with the OVER going 6-2 in that situation.


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    I'm going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their NBA playoff picks Tuesday, as the OVER is 7-4 in the Indiana Pacers' last 11 games as a home favorite of 3.5 to six points.

    NBA Pick: Over 179.5


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