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Knicks vs. Pacers in Game 3 matchup

The New York Knicks will be looking to keep their momentum on Saturday night as they play on the road against the Indiana Pacers in Game 3 of their best-of-seven second-round series.

The Knicks bounced the Pacers 105-79 in Game 2 of the series on Tuesday night, easily covering the 6-point spread on the NBA betting odds at home. Indiana won Game 1 by a score of 102-95 as a 5.5-point road betting underdog at Madison Square Garden.

The Pacers sport records of 49-32 and 42-39 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Knicks sit at 54-28 and 46-35-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 39-42 for the Pacers and 40-40-2 for the Knicks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View New York vs Indiana Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Pacers sat as 4-point favorites. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 184.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Pacers, currently No. 2 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Knicks, who rate No. 9 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 100-99 victory for the Knicks.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Indiana's No. 23-ranked offense (94.7 PPG) against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 7 at 95.7 PPG. The Pacers have averaged 43.6% from the field per game, less than the Knicks have managed so far this season (44.8% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Knicks own the league's No. 10-rated mark, allowing 97.4 points per game when playing on the road. Indiana, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in scoring on their home court.

Indiana was a 105-79 loser in its last match on the road against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 184 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Pacers were blown out by New York on Tuesday, losing by a 105-79 final at Madison Square Garden in basketball betting action.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Indiana are 6-4
After playing Indiana are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing New York are 8-2
After playing New York are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Knicks at Pacers trends to consider:
New York is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
New York is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 9 games
New York is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games
Indiana is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against New York
Indiana is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
New York at Indiana, Tuesday, May 14
Indiana home to New York, Tuesday, May 14