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NBA Semifinals betting: Knicks vs. Pacers Preview

Written by Charlie Jimenez   
Friday, 10 May 2013 07:20

Knicks vs. Pacers OddsThe New York Knicks uncorked a 30-2 second-half run to tie their series with the Indiana Pacers. Will that flurry change momentum in the series, or merely interrupt it?

Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 3:

New York Knicks @ Indiana Pacers – Saturday, May 11

In the realm of sports betting, this game is a fascinating one to assess, because it can be picked apart and interpreted in so many ways.

On one hand, it needs to be acknowledged that regardless of the particulars of your arrangement with a betting agent, the Knicks are going to benefit from the three-day break between games at least on one fundamental level: They are the older team in this series and have had some nagging injuries for a number of their players, including shooting specialist Steve Novak and center Tyson Chandler.

The Knicks will welcome the chance to heal up and gain extra fuel for these two upcoming road games in Indianapolis. The Knicks, unlike the banged-up Chicago Bulls, will get an extended mid-series break, something to keep an eye on as the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs unfolds.

 

Examining Bsnsportsblog.com reviews will certainly enable a bettor to pick the Knicks based on the rest factor, but when one looks at the three-day break between Games 2 and 3, it’s clear that the time off could also help the Pacers.

When you online betting sites, you need to be able to realize that for all the good things the Knicks accomplished in Game 2, it will be hard for New York to carry them into Game 3. The three-day break will prevent the Knicks from establishing real momentum. When Saturday night’s game begins, it will feel as though a second new series is starting after the first two games in the Big Apple on Sunday and Tuesday. Indiana and head coach Frank Vogel will have plenty of time to not only look at game film of the Knicks’ 30-2 second-half run in Game 2; they will have a chance to mentally re-gather themselves and acquire the right frame of mind for Game 3. It’s true that the Pacers played the erratic and generally undependable Atlanta Hawks in the first round of the playoffs, but Indiana still won all three of its home games against the Hawks by substantial margins.

The Pacers are very comfortable playing at home. They were inconsistent at home over the final month and a half of the regular season, but they re-established a winning edge in their own building in the Atlanta series. It’s going to take a big effort from the Knicks in order to win this game on Saturday. Since New York’s elite shooters, Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith, have been conspicuously inconsistent over the past week, dating back to the first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics, it makes sense to think that, especially after a long layoff, Melo and Smith will struggle to find a good rhythm. Indiana appears more likely to dictate the terms on which this specific game is played. The Pacers might not win the series, but they look like a solid choice in Game 3.

 
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