Pacers vs. Knicks Game 2 NBA Preview (5/8/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on May 8, 2024
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The Indiana Pacers are scheduled to play against the New York Knicks on May 8, at 8:00 PM ET. The game will take place at Madison Square Garden, New York, airing on TNT. NBA betting odds set the point spread at -4.5 in favor of the Knicks, with an over/under of 220.5.

Pacers vs. Knicks pregame odds for Game 2

The Knicks opened as six point favorites in Game 1, and the spread has dropped for Game 2 after a competitive opening game. The total has also gone up, which is more about the Pacers defense in this spot and their own ability to pick up the pace. Indiana covered in Game 1 with the total going over the 217 over/under on most Massachusetts sportsbooks.

  • DraftKings: Knicks -4.5, over/under 220.5
  • FanDuel: Knicks -4.5, over/under 220.0
  • Caesars: Knicks -4.5, over/under 220.5
  • BetMGM: Knicks -4.5, over/under 220.5

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

Pacers vs. Knicks projected starting lineups

Pacers projected starting lineup

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

Knicks projected starting lineup

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 injuries

Pacers: Tyrese Haliburton (PG) is questionable with back spasms for Game 2 against the Knicks. Bennedict Mathurin (SG) is out with a shoulder injury.

Knicks: Mitchell Robinson (C) out for Game 2 with a stress injury to his left ankle. Bojan Bogdanovic (SF) and Julius Randle (PF) are sidelined with ankle and shoulder injuries, respectively.

Team stats & standings ahead of tonight’s game

Indiana Pacers Team Stats

The Indiana Pacers, with a current record of 47-35, are positioned sixth in the Eastern Conference and third in the Central Division. Their performance has been notable, with a 37.4% success rate from the three-point line and a 50.7% field goal percentage. The Pacers average 123.3 points per game while allowing 120.2 points against them.

  • 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

The New York Knicks stand out with 50-32, securing the second spot in the Eastern Conference and second in the Atlantic Division. They have demonstrated consistent performance with a 36.9% rate from beyond the arc and a 46.5% overall field goal percentage. The Knicks average 112.8 points per game and have a strong defense, allowing only 108.2 points per game.

  • 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

Pacers leaders ahead of tonight’s game

The Pacers have shown a diverse set of skills in their recent matchups, with players stepping up in crucial moments. Key performances are expected to impact the game’s outcome.

  • Myles Turner (C): 23 PTS, 2 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Pascal Siakam (PF): 19 PTS, 6 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • T.J. McConnell (PG): 18 PTS, 1 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Aaron Nesmith (PF): 12 PTS, 6 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Tyrese Haliburton (PG): 6 PTS, 2 RBS, 8 ASTS

Pacers season leaders showcase solid performances:

  • Pascal Siakam: 21.7 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 4.3 APG
  • Tyrese Haliburton: 20.1 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 10.9 APG
  • Myles Turner: 17.0 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

The Knicks are relying on their top scorers and playmakers to dominate the court, with recent games highlighting their offensive capabilities.

  • Jalen Brunson (PG): 43 PTS, 6 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Donte DiVincenzo (SG): 25 PTS, 3 RBS, 1 AST
  • Josh Hart (SF): 24 PTS, 13 RBS, 8 ASTS
  • OG Anunoby (SF): 13 PTS, 9 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Isaiah Hartenstein (C): 13 PTS, 6 RBS, 4 ASTS

Knicks season leaders bring impressive stats to the table:

  • Jalen Brunson: 28.7 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 6.7 APG
  • Donte DiVincenzo: 15.5 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 2.7 APG
  • OG Anunoby: 14.7 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 2.1 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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