Knicks vs. Pacers Game 6 NBA Computer Pick: New York to Seal the Deal on the Road

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Jalen Brunson #11 of the New York Knicks drives to the basket against Aaron Nesmith #23 of the Indiana Pacers during the third quarter in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Second Round Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 14, 2024 in New York City. Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP

The Boston Celtics are the first team to exit the second round of the NBA Playoffs. That said, we used an AI Computer model to help us determine at top-rated sportsbooks who will join the Celtics in the final four.

For more of our betting analysis, check out:

NBA Pick

New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers

Friday, May 17, 2024 – 08:30 PM ET at Gainbridge Fieldhouse

According to our AI model, the Knicks are expected to lose to the Pacers 108-105. However, the Knicks are getting five points against the spread on the road. Therefore, the best bet and play for Game 6 is the Knicks at +5.

Are The Knicks In Indiana’s Head?

After the Pacers added a 30+ point win in Game 4, the Knicks came right back with a 30-point win at home in Game 5. Now, the Knicks are just one win away from playing the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals.

It was obvious that the Knicks were tired in Game 4. However, they got enough rest and dominated the Pacers in Game 5. Now they’ll head back on the road for Game 6. Still, with only one game on the road, the Knicks likely won’t be nearly as tired for this one.

While the Pacers have more depth, the Knicks have the better starting roster. The offense has outplayed Indiana more often than not in this series. Ultimately, outscoring them is the only way to beat the Pacers.

Realistically, the Pacers have never been good defensively. They’ve had more breakdowns in this series and have had to rely on bench players for many points. The depth is good, but when Tyrese Haliburton forgets to show up, it’s hard to win games if you’re Indiana.

New York On The Glass

The glass matters. The Knicks have been the best rebounding team in the NBA this year, but they struggled to keep Indiana away from second chances in a few games.

In Game 5, the Knicks held the Pacers to 17.5% of offensive rebounds and added 19.3% of turnovers. They took the Pacers out of the game with those two stats.

The Pick

Consider backing the Knicks at +5 via Bet365. The Knicks knocked off the 76ers on the road in Game 6 in the first round and have the momentum to do the same in Game 6 in this series.

I’m totally with the AI Model here.

NBA Pick: Knicks +5 (-110) at Bet365

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