NY Knicks at Indiana Pacers 5/11/13 - Game 3 NBA Playoffs Free Picks, Odds, Trends, & Prediction
NBA: 8:00 PM EST May 11, 2013 TV: ABC
Every single match in the NBA is tied at present, 1-1. In this series Indiana came out with a solid performance to start but in Game 2 they really fell off competitively, turning over the ball 21 times compared to just 6 for the home team. Carmelo Anthony lead all scorers with 32 points. At one point the Knicks were out ahead by 30 points themselves before the final score came in at 79-105. A paltry 21 point victory for the home team.
As late as the 3rd quarter the Pacers had New York with a score of 62-64 but could not keep it as the home team lit up Madison Square Garden on a 30-2 run. Paul George had 20 points but needed bigger contributions from his team mates. Indiana was out rebounded both offensively and overall they also had fewer points in the paint.
It looks as if Amare Stoudemire may return for Game 3 which is set in Indianapolis, he has been nursing his ailing knee since March. It is hard to judge how he will effect the chemistry of the team at this stage but he could be a help providing some minutes.
Recent Betting Trends:
Over is 3-0-2 in Knicks last 5 Conference Semifinals games.
Over is 4-0-1 in Pacers last 5 Conference Semifinals games.
Pacers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games.
Knicks are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
Free Betting Pick: Indiana -4
Pacers let game 2 slip away late but still managed split in New York, tonight Indiana physical defense and rebounding wins out. New York is good offensive team but this is terrible match-up against much better defense of the Pacers. Final Score Prediction, Indiana wins 97-89, nice ATS winner as Pacers take 2-1 series lead.