Pacers vs. Knicks Game 1 NBA Preview (5/6/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on May 6, 2024
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The Indiana Pacers are scheduled to play against the New York Knicks on May 6, at 7:30 PM in Madison Square Garden, New York. This NBA game will be aired on TNT. NBA betting odds feature a point spread of -6.0 in favor of the Knicks and an over/under of 217.5 for this Game 1 matchup.

Pacers vs. Knicks pregame odds for Game 1

Massachusetts sportsbooks have point spreads consistently set around -5.5 to -6.0 in favor of the Knicks. Indiana won the regular season 2-1, leading to higher-scoring games than normal for the Knicks. NBA betting odds over/under points total hovers around 217 to 217.5, suggesting a moderate scoring game ahead.

  • DraftKings: Knicks -6.0, over/under 217.0
  • FanDuel: Knicks -6.0, over/under 217.5
  • Caesars: Knicks -5.5, over/under 217.0
  • BetMGM: Knicks -5.5, over/under 217.5

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Pacers vs Knicks.

Pacers vs. Knicks projected starting lineups for tonight’s game

Pacers projected starting lineups

  • PG: Tyrese Haliburton
  • SG: Andrew Nembhard
  • SF: Aaron Nesmith
  • PF: Pascal Siakam
  • C: Myles Turner

Knicks projected starting lineups

  • PG: Jalen Brunson
  • SG: Donte DiVincenzo
  • SF: Josh Hart
  • PF: OG Anunoby
  • C: Isaiah Hartenstein

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Pacers vs. Knicks Game 1 injuries

Pacers: Tyrese Haliburton (PG) is questionable with back issues for Game 1 against the Knicks. Bennedict Mathurin (SG) is out with a shoulder injury.

Knicks: Bojan Bogdanovic (SF) and Julius Randle (PF) are both out with ankle and shoulder injuries, respectively.

Team stats & standings ahead of tonight’s game

Indiana Pacers team stats and standings

The Indiana Pacers held a season record of 47-35, placing them 6th in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in the Central Division. In their recent game against the Milwaukee Bucks, the Pacers closed out the series and will take on a tough Knicks team. Season averages for the Pacers include:

  • Points per game: 123.3
  • Points allowed per game: 120.2
  • FG%: 50.7
  • 3PT%: 37.4
  • Assists per game: 30.8
  • Rebounds per game: 41.5

New York Knicks team stats and standings

The New York Knicks have achieved 50-32 this season, securing the 2nd rank in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Atlantic Division. After a Game 3 loss, their latest victory came against the Philadelphia 76ers winning on the road to advance to the 2nd round. Showcasing a field goal percentage of 46.2% and an impressive three-pointer percentage of 45.2%. Knicks’ season statistics feature:

  • Points per game: 112.8
  • Points allowed per game: 108.2
  • FG%: 46.5
  • 3PT%: 36.9
  • Assists per game: 24.4
  • Rebounds per game: 45.2

Player Stats for Pacers vs. Knicks

Game 1 of the Pacers-Knicks will tip off tonight after both teams faced a prior six-game series.

Pacers leaders ahead of tonight’s game

The Pacers have shown impressive individual performances in their recent game against Milwaukee, setting the stage for an exciting matchup. Key bench players stepped up in their latest game:

  • Obi Toppin (PF): 21 PTS, 8 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • T.J. McConnell (PG): 20 PTS, 2 RBS, 9 ASTS
  • Pascal Siakam (PF): 19 PTS, 7 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Tyrese Haliburton (PG): 17 PTS, 6 RBS, 10 ASTS
  • Aaron Nesmith (PF): 15 PTS, 3 RBS, 1 AST

Season stats highlight the Pacers’ top performers:

  • Pascal Siakam: 21.7 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 4.3 APG
  • Tyrese Haliburton: 20.1 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 10.9 APG
  • Myles Turner: 17.1 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 1.3 APG
  • Aaron Nesmith: 12.2 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 1.5 APG
  • T.J. McConnell: 10.2 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 5.5 APG

Knicks leaders ahead of tonight’s game

It was another big night for Jalen Brunson in the Game 6 win vs. Philadelphia. Donte DiVincenzo also chipped in with 23 points.

  • Jalen Brunson (PG): 41 PTS, 3 RBS, 12 ASTS
  • Donte DiVincenzo (SG): 23 PTS, 4 RBS, 7 ASTS
  • Josh Hart (SF): 16 PTS, 14 RBS, 7 ASTS
  • OG Anunoby (SF): 19 PTS, 9 RBS
  • Isaiah Hartenstein (C): 14 PTS, 9 RBS, 2 ASTS

Knicks’ season leaders showcase their depth:

  • Jalen Brunson: 28.7 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 6.7 APG
  • Julius Randle (Injured): 23.9 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 5.0 APG
  • Donte DiVincenzo: 15.5 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 2.7 APG
  • Josh Hart: 9.4 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 4.1 APG
  • Isaiah Hartenstein: 7.8 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 2.5 APG
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