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New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers Game 6: Picks, Predictions, Odds and Player Props

The New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers will square off in a crucial Game 6 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indiana on Friday night.

A New York win would close out this Eastern Conference semifinal series, while the Pacers are trying to keep their season alive and force a decisive Game 7 back in Madison Square Garden on Sunday.

All five games in this series have been won by the home team, most in comfortable fashion. A couple of games have been competitive, but the majority have been one-way traffic for the home side.

With Game 6 tipping off on Friday night, it’s time to break down the betting odds and make our best bets.

New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers betting picks and predictions  

New York Knicks +5.5 (-110)

The Knicks own a 3-2 series lead and look like a slightly better team overall, so it would be fair to argue that they should not be getting this many points on the spread.

Yes, home-court advantage has been a massive factor in this series – but setting the spread at Pacers -5.5 just because they are playing in Indiana seems like an overreaction.

New York’s Villanova trio of Jalen Brunson, Donte DiVincenzo and Josh Hart have been outstanding.

Brunson has been especially impressive in the playoffs, averaging 32.0 points per game in five games against Indiana after going for 35.5 ppg in round one at the expense of the Philadelphia 76ers. 

There is a chance that OG Anunoby (hamstring) returns for Game 6, which would just be a bonus for the visitors. He has not played since Game 2. 

The Pacers may be able to take care of business in front of the home fans and force a seventh game, but giving 5.5 points probably isn’t a good idea.

Under 215.5 (-110)

Scoring has cooled off in a big way between these two teams over the past two games. The winning side scored exactly 121 points on each occasion, but the loser finished with a respective 89 and 91 points in Game 4 and Game 6.

Another physical, defensive struggle should be expected on Friday. If Anunoby does not return, nobody on New York’s roster other than Brunson is averaging more than 15.9 ppg during these playoffs.

For Indy, Tyese Haliburton was one of the league’s breakout stars early in 2023/24 but really has not been the same since the In-Season Tournament.

Haliburton has scored more than 20 points only three times in 11 playoff games, and that will come into play for the Game 6 point total. 

Myles Turner, Over 17.5 points (+100)

Myles Turner has been very effective in the Eastern Conference semis, which is not surprising given that his large sample size of success during the regular season included a 17.1 points-per-game average.

The Pacers’ big man is averaging a modest 15.8 points in this series, but keep in mind that he scored just six in Game 2 at MSG and that his 13-point effort at home in Game 4 came in just 26 minutes of work during an Indiana blowout.

Turner went for 23 points in the opener and 21 in Game 3, the two most competitive contests so far in the series – during which he logged 35 minutes apiece.

It is also worth noting that the Knicks have been missing Julius Randle and now Mitchell Robinson is also out for the rest of the playoffs. New York’s front court is significantly depleted, so Turner’s offensive success can be expected to continue.

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New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers odds

New York Knicks

+185 ML

Indiana Pacers

-225 ML

Spread

IND Pacers -5.5

Total Points

O/U 215.5

New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers player props

Player Points

Jalen Brunson (NYK) 

O/U 34.5

Donte DiVincenzo (NYK) 

O/U 16.5

Josh Hart (NYK) 

O/U 14.5  

Pascal Siakam (IND) 

O/U 21.5

Tyrese Haliburton (IND) 

O/U 20.5

Myles Turner (IND) 

O/U 17.5

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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