Knicks at Pacers: 2 Player Props and a Best Bet for Game 6

Knicks at Pacers 2 Player Props and a Best Bet for Game 6

The Timberwolves came into game 6 and blew out the Nuggets at home 115-70 to force a game 7 to keep their season alive. It’s win or go home for the Pacers tonight as they try to extend their series and force a game 7 back at the Garden.

There’s only one game on the NBA slate tonight, but a big one. We have three NBA bets to consider playing! Best of luck, folks!

Best Bet: Knicks ML +170

At a plus-money bet, the value is here with the Knicks heading to the Eastern Conference Finals to take on Boston. In game four, New York was blown out by the Pacers by 35, but this was a flukish game. It was a wake-up call for the Knicks as they found their rhythm in game 5 blowing Indiana by 30.

Jalen Brunson is the key factor here for New York. Brunson is averaging 32 points this series while dealing with a foot injury that has been hindering him in some games. In game four, the 6’1 point guard could not move. He was 6/17 from the floor and went 0/8 on jumpers. In game five, Brunson scored 44. Now with two days rest instead of just one, he has more time to heal that foot.

This also isn’t the first rodeo for New York, last series against the Sixers they closed out Philly on the road to advance to the Conference Semifinals, if it was not for Andrew Nembhard making a contested three to win game 3, this series would be over. Like the Rangers in the NHL, the Knicks aren’t letting this series go seven.

Indiana Pacers’ Pascal Siakam OVER 29.5 Points and Rebounds

Since OG Anunoby strained his hamstring in game two, Pascal Siakam has been a Knicks killer in this series. Siakam has been one of the leading scorers against the Knicks the last few games clearing this line in two out of three. The one game in which he did not record 30 points and rebounds was the blowout he only played 22 minutes.

The Knicks have been going small by putting Josh Hart on the 6’8 forward. Hart is only 6’4, so it is a big mismatch for the Knicks and Siakam could take advantage. On the glass, the Knicks are also going small with McBride in the lineup instead of Precious Achiuwa it gives the Pacer more rebound opportunities with a smaller lineup.

It’s do or die for the Pacers tonight, they will need a big night from their two stars Siakam and Haliburton if they want to extend this series to seven games. Siakam has been in three elimination games in his career recording over 30 points and rebounds in each game. He’s going to go over again tonight.

New York Knicks’ Josh Hart OVER 12.5 rebounds

Josh Hart has been a rebounding machine for the Knicks during the 2024 NBA Playoffs. During the postseason, Hart has recorded 13 rebounds six times in 11 games. In the five games against the Pacers, he brought down double-digit rebounds every single game but one.

Hart also has more endurance than anyone in the NBA, as he leads the playoffs in minutes playing over 40 minutes in eight out of 11 games. The Knicks rely on him for offensive rebounds and for him to crash the glass on the defensive end and push the pace.

In the close-out game against Philadelphia last series, Hart had 14 rebounds. He will give it his all to reach the Eastern Conference Finals. At a 12.5 line, it may seem high, but a 6’4 guard averaging over 10 rebounds is already crazy enough. Expect 13 or more from him.

Brett Alper

Sports Betting Contributor

Brett Alper is a devoted sports bettor trying to breakthrough in the sports gambling industry. He covers all sports but focuses mainly on the NFL, NBA, MLB and NASCAR. He has worked as a sports reporter/anchor since 2020. Brett graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.A in broadcast journalism. You can find Brett on X at @TheRealAlper