Knicks vs Pacers Game 1 Prediction NBA Picks 5/6

Knicks vs Pacers Game 1 Prediction NBA Picks 5/6

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Madison Square Garden, New York, NY; May 6, 2024, 4:30 p.m. EST

 

Game Odds

Odds by ESPN BET

Time Spread Total ML
4:30 PM -6.5 (EVEN) o217.5 (-110) -230
- +6.5 (-120) u217.5 (-110) +190

 

Game Overview

The Indiana Pacers and the New York Knicks kick off their Eastern Conference Semifinals series at Madison Square Garden. With both teams coming off strong performances in the first round, this promises to be an intense matchup.

 

Team Statistics

Indiana Pacers

The Pacers are led by the dynamic play of Tyrese Haliburton, who has been instrumental in their success this season. With his ability to score and distribute the ball, he will be a key player to watch in this series.

New York Knicks

The Knicks rely heavily on the scoring of Jalen Brunson, who has been on a tear in the playoffs. His ability to create his own shot and make plays for his teammates will be crucial to the Knicks' success.

 

Injuries and Player Matchups

Tyrese Haliburton is listed as day-to-day for the Pacers, but if he is able to play, he will provide a significant boost to their lineup. The Knicks are missing key players like Julius Randle and Bojan Bogdanovic, which could impact their depth.

 

Recent Performances

Indiana Pacers

The Pacers are coming off a dominant performance in their first-round series against the Milwaukee Bucks and will look to carry that momentum into this series. With their balanced scoring attack and solid defense, they pose a significant threat to the Knicks.

New York Knicks

The Knicks are riding a five-game winning streak into this series and are playing with a lot of confidence. However, they will need to be wary of the Pacers, who have had their number in the regular season.

 

Prediction

The Pacers have shown that they can compete with the Knicks, having won two out of three matchups in the regular season. With Tyrese Haliburton leading the way, they have the talent to keep this game close and potentially pull off the upset on the road.

Given their recent performances and the history between these two teams, the Pacers are a strong pick to cover the +6.5 spread in Game 1.

Pick: Indiana Pacers +6.5

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