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Knicks vs. Pacers odds, score prediction, time: 2024 NBA playoff picks, Game 5 best bets from proven model

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The No. 2 seed New York Knicks are hosting the No. 6 seed Indiana Pacers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Tuesday. In this 2024 NBA playoffs series, the home team has taken care of business, winning all four matchups. These teams played three times during the regular season, and the Pacers won the season series 2-1. Forward OG Anunoby (hamstring) is out for the Knicks. Tyrese Haliburton (back/ankle) is listed as questionable for Indiana.

Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Knicks are 2-point favorites in the latest Pacers vs. Knicks odds via SportsLine consensus. The over/under for total points is 217. Before making any Knicks vs. Pacers picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past five-plus seasons. The model entered the conference semifinals in the 2024 NBA playoffs on a sizzling 94-61 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning more than $2,800. Anyone following the model has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Pacers vs. Knicks and just locked in its NBA playoff predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Knicks vs. Pacers:

  • Knicks vs. Pacers spread: New York -2
  • Knicks vs. Pacers over/under: 217 points  
  • Knicks vs. Pacers money line: New York -126, Indiana +106 
  • IND: The Pacers have hit the 4Q Under in 45 of their last 66 games.
  • NY: The Knicks are 49-42 against the spread this season.
  • Knicks vs. Pacers picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why the Knicks can cover

Guard Jalen Brunson has been a high-level player for New York all season long. Brunson has a clean jumper with a knack for drawing contact. His vision is superb to get his teammates involved. The Villanova product leads the team in scoring (32.9) and assists (7.6) in the 2024 NBA playoffs. In Game 3, Brunson totaled 26 points and six assists.

Guard Donte DiVincenzo gives the Knicks a smooth perimeter asset who can put the ball on the floor to attack the rim. The 27-year-old gets out in transition and owns a high basketball IQ. He averages 16.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game in the postseason. He’s tallied 25 or more points in three matchups this series. In Game 3, DiVincenzo dropped 35 points, three rebounds and went 7-of-11 from downtown. See which team to pick here.

Why the Pacers can cover

Center Myles Turner is a lengthy and athletic player in the frontcourt. Turner hovers around the basket to swat away shots but also has a clean jumper to stretch the floor. The Texas product averages 17.8 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game in the 2024 NBA Playoffs. On May 10, Turner totaled 21 points and 10 rebounds.

Forward Obi Toppin is an athletic difference-maker off the bench. Toppin’s verticality is next level to soar high for dunks, and he excels out in transition. The Dayton product is putting up 12.2 points and 4.6 rebounds per contest in the playoffs. He’s scored 12-plus points in three of the four games this series, including in Game 4 when Toppin had 14 points and two assists. See which team to pick here.

How to make Pacers vs. Knicks picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 225 points. The model also says one side hits in over 50% of simulations. You can only get the model’s pick at SportsLine.

So who Pacers vs. Knicks, and which side hits in over 50% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Pacers vs. Knicks spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that has returned more than $2,800 on its NBA picks this season, and find out. 

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