Pacers vs. Knicks Prediction & Picks: Line, Spread, Over/Under – Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 6

The Indiana Pacers are 6.5-point favorites heading into a decisive Game 6 of the second round of the NBA Playoffs against the New York Knicks at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Friday, starting at 8:30 PM ET on ESPN. The Knicks lead the series 3-2.

Pacers vs. Knicks Game Info & Odds

  • Date: Friday, May 17, 2024
  • Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • How to Watch on TV: ESPN
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo (Regional restrictions may apply)
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Venue: Gainbridge Fieldhouse

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Pacers vs. Knicks Score Prediction

  • Prediction:
    Pacers 116 – Knicks 115

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Spread & Total Prediction for Pacers vs. Knicks

  • Pick ATS: Knicks (+ 6.5)
  • Computer Predicted Spread: Pacers (-1.8)
  • Pick OU:
    Over (215.5)
  • Computer Predicted Total: 231.1
  • The Pacers (44-38-0 ATS) have covered the spread 53.7% of the time, 1.2% less often than the Knicks (45-37-0) this season.
  • As a 6.5-point favorite or more in 2023-24, Indiana is 13-10 against the spread compared to the 1-6 ATS record New York puts up as a 6.5-point underdog.
  • Indiana’s games have gone over the total 53.7% of the time this season (44 out of 82), which is more often than New York’s games have (38 out of 82).
  • The Pacers have a .605 winning percentage as a moneyline favorite (26-17) this season, higher than the .412 winning percentage for the Knicks as a moneyline underdog (14-20).

Pacers Performance Insights

  • Although the Pacers are ceding 120.2 points per game (fourth-worst in NBA) on defense, their offense has been very good, as they rank best in the league by averaging 123.3 points per game.
  • Indiana has struggled to rack up rebounds this season, ranking third-worst in the league with 41.5 rebounds per game. It ranks 15th by allowing 43.4 rebounds per contest.
  • The Pacers have been piling up assists in 2023-24, ranking best in the NBA with 30.8 assists per game.
  • Indiana is committing 12.3 turnovers per game (11th-ranked in NBA) this year, while forcing 13.2 turnovers per contest (10th-ranked).
  • With 13.2 three-pointers per game, the Pacers are 10th in the NBA. They have a 37.4% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks ninth in the league.

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Knicks Performance Insights

  • In 2023-24, the Knicks are 19th in the NBA on offense (112.8 points scored per game) and second-best on defense (108.2 points conceded).
  • New York is the fifth-best squad in the league in rebounds per game (45.2) and second-best in rebounds allowed (40.6).
  • With 24.4 assists per game, the Knicks are second-worst in the NBA.
  • In terms of turnovers, New York is eighth in the league in committing them (12.2 per game). It is 17th in forcing them (12.9 per game).
  • With 13.2 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 36.9% from downtown, the Knicks are 10th and 13th in the NBA, respectively, in those categories.
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