A potential elimination game in the 2024 NBA playoffs will take place on Friday when the No. 2 seed New York Knicks visit the No. 6 seed Indiana Pacers. The Knicks lead the series 3-2, and with a win, they would advance to the Eastern Conference Finals to face the Boston Celtics. In the postseason, the Knicks are averaging 110.6 points per game, while Indiana logs 112.6 points per contest. OG Anunoby (hamstring) is out for New York in Game 6. 

Tipoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The Pacers are 5.5-point favorites in the latest Knicks vs. Pacers odds. The over/under for total points is 215.5. Before making any Pacers vs. Knicks 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: Indiana -5.5
  • Knicks vs. Pacers over/under: 215.5 points
  • Knicks vs. Pacers money line: Indiana -207, New York +172
  • NY: 50-42-1 ATS this year
  • IND: 25-19-2 ATS at home this year
  • Knicks vs. Pacers picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why the Knicks can cover

The Knicks have lots of different players who can step up in any matchup. Center Isaiah Hartenstein is a defensive presence who plays with top-notch effort. The 26-year-old also has good vision as a facilitator and is logging 9.6 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 3.5 assists in the postseason. In his last matchup, Hartenstein had seven points, 17 rebounds, and five assists.

Guard Donte DiVincenzo is another capable contributor as he has a good shooting range with the athleticism to make some splashy plays. The Villanova product averages 15.9 points, four rebounds, and 2.8 assists in the 2024 NBA playoffs. In Game 3, DiVincenzo piled up 35 points, three boards, and made seven 3-pointers. See which team to pick here.

Why the Pacers can cover

Forward Pascal Siakam has been a smooth contributor in the frontcourt. Siakam can finish with either hand and looks to use his spin move when attacking downhill. The 30-year-old leads the team in points (20.8) and rebounds (7.9). On May 14, he racked up 22 points and eight rebounds. He's scored 20-plus points in two of his last three games.

Center Myles Turner is an athletic, two-way force in the frontcourt. Turner uses his outstanding instincts to be a great rim protector while owning a reliable jumper on the outside. The Texas product is averaging 17.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game. In Game 3, Turner had 21 points and 10 rebounds. 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 227 points. The model also says one side hits in over 70% of simulations. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine.

So who Pacers vs. Knicks, and which side hits in over 70% 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.