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Knicks vs. Pacers odds, score prediction, time: 2024 NBA playoff picks, Game 3 best bets from proven model

Knicks vs. Pacers odds, score prediction, time: 2024 NBA playoff picks, Game 3 best bets from proven model

Despite being short handed, the 2-seed New York Knicks will look to take a commanding 3-0 lead when they battle the 6-seed Indiana Pacers in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal matchup on Friday. New York will be without forward OG Anunoby (hamstring), while leading scorer Jalen Brunson (foot) is questionable. The Knicks (50-32), who are 2-1 on the road in the 2024 NBA playoffs, opened the postseason by disposing of the 76ers in six games. The Pacers (47-35), who are 3-0 at home in the playoffs, were able to take out the Bucks in six games. Tyrese Haliburton (back) is questionable for Indiana.

The game will tip off at 7 p.m. ET from Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Indiana is averaging a league-high 114.5 points per game this postseason, while New York is third at 112.6. The Pacers are 7-point favorites in the latest Knicks vs. Pacers odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 222.5. Before making any Pacers vs. Knicks picks, be sure to check out the NBA predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

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 Knicks vs. Pacers and just locked in its picks and NBA playoff predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Pacers vs. Knicks:

  • Knicks vs. Pacers spread: Indiana -7 
  • Knicks vs. Pacers over/under: 222.5 points 
  • Knicks vs. Pacers money line: Indiana -308, New York +245
  • NYK: The Knicks have won 54 of their last 84 games (+20.40 units on ML) 
  • IND: The Pacers have hit the fourth quarter Under in 43 of their last 64 games (+18.80 units) 
  • Knicks vs. Pacers picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why the Pacers can cover

Point guard Haliburton, who is dealing with a back issue, just missed posting a double-double in Game 2 of the series. In that game, he scored 34 points, while adding nine assists, six rebounds and three steals in 35 minutes. He had a double-double in the 120-98 Game 6 win over Milwaukee in the…

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