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Knicks look to rebound vs. the Pacers

Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks will try to even up their best-of-seven second-round series on Tuesday night as they play Game 2 against the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden.

The Pacers upset the Knicks by a score of 102-95 in New York as a 5.5-point underdog on the NBA betting odds in the opener of the series on Sunday afternoon. David West had 20 points for Indiana in that game; Anthony scored 27 points for the Knicks.

New York battles the Pacers, currently with a 49-32 mark (42-39 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 40-40-2 for the Knicks and 39-42 for the Pacers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Knicks in this one found them as 5.5-point favorites earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 184.5 at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 9-rated Knicks and the No. 2-ranked Pacers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 100-99 result in favor of the Knicks.


How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pacers rank No. 1 in the league with 45.9 per game. That compares with New York’s No. 26 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New York is the NBA’s No. 1-ranked team at 10.9 per game, while the Pacers rate No. 16 with 6.9 per contest.

Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, giving up 91.6 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Indiana, they were a 102-95 winner as they battled the Knicks on the road. The Pacers covered in the match as a 5.5-point underdog, while 197 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Indiana earned a 102-95 victory over New York on Sunday, getting 20 points from David West at Madison Square Garden.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing New York are 8-2
After playing New York are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

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

A few Pacers at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indiana's last 8 games
Indiana is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Indiana is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing New York
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing on the road against New York
New York is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 6 games at home
New York is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 8 games

Next up:
Indiana home to New York, Saturday, May 11
New York at Indiana, Saturday, May 11