Free NBA Picks Today: Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks 4/5/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks 4/5/23
Tue 4th April 2023

The New York Knicks (46-33, 23-16 Away), one of the NBA’s top shooting defenses, head to face the Indiana Pacers (34-45, 20-19 Home) on Wednesday. New York beat the Washington Wizards 118-109 at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, their fourth straight win.

Quentin Grimes was the key player with 27 points. The Knicks are fifth in the Eastern Conference. Indiana lost on Sunday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, falling to the Cleveland Cavaliers 115-105.

Bennedict Mathurin led the team in scoring in defeat with 19 points. With 16 points, five assists, and two rebounds, T.J. McConnell also produced a strong performance. The Pacers are the 12th seed in the Eastern Conference.

The teams are meeting for the last time this season. New York will be seeking a season sweep against Indiana after coming out on top in both of their previous matchups, the last of which was a 119-113 victory at Madison Square Garden on January 11, their third straight head-to-head victory.

Jalen Brunson led the Knicks with 34 points. Buddy Hield had 31 points and eight rebounds in the loss. The Knicks have been led this season by Julius Randle and Brunson, who are averaging 25.1 and 24.0 points per game, respectively.

Randle also has grabbed 10.0 rebounds per game, ninth-most in the NBA, while Brunson has dished 6.2 assists per game. Tyrese Haliburton and Myles Turner have been the primary providers for the Pacers on offense, averaging 20.7 and 18.0 points per game, respectively.

Turner also has posted 7.5 rebounds per game, while Haliburton has recorded 10.4 assists per game, second-most in the NBA. The Knicks are holding the opposition to one of the lowest FG% in the league, ranking third at 46.0%. The Knicks are 3-7 in their last 10 games at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

In the last 10 games, New York is 7-3 with an average margin of +6.2 (119.7-113.5). Indiana has gone 3-7 over the last 10, allowing 126.4 points per game on average while scoring only 117.8 (-8.6 margin). The Pacers are averaging 115.8 ppg for the full season while allowing 119.0.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Quentin Grimes: 30.6 | 16.0 | +14.6
Julius Randle: 26.0 | 39.2 | -13.2
Points per game:
Immanuel Quickley: 25.0 | 14.3 | +10.7
Julius Randle: 17.3 | 25.1 | -7.8
Rebounds per game:
Julius Randle: 6.0 | 10.0 | -4.0
Assists per game:
Julius Randle: 2.7 | 4.1 | -1.4


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jordan Nwora: 27.6 | 13.6 | +14.0
Points per game:
Jalen Smith: 12.6 | 9.3 | +3.3
Rebounds per game:
Jalen Smith: 8.4 | 5.8 | +2.6

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