Predictions and odds for Game 5

A pair of crucial Game 5 games grace our screens tonight, and on the Eastern Conference side, it’s between the No. 2 New York Knicks and the surprise team of the playoffs so far, the No. 6 Indiana Pacers.

After trailing 0-2 in the series, the Indiana Pacers looked dead in the water heading back to Indianapolis. However, a pair of big wins on home court, including a 121-89 thrashing in Game 4, breathed new life into the team and its fan base. Now NBA fans are wondering if the Knicks are even capable of beating the Pacers, even if they return to their home court.

Of course, the Knicks know what it takes to win. They were not the second seed in the East for nothing. However, if Jalen Brunson is held to under 20 points again like he did in Game 4, it will be very difficult for the Knicks to get to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Here’s everything you need to know about this crucial Game 5.

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Predictions for Pacers vs. Knicks, Game 5:

FOX Sports: Knicks 117, Pacers 114

FOX Sports points out that the Knicks have been favored in 46 games this year and have come away with the win in 36 of them – good for a 76.6% winning percentage in those games. It’s hard to bet against them given their record as favorites.

Link points: Nod to win

Dominik Zawartko writes: “We will have to ride the New York Knicks to get the win at home. They are much better at slowing the pace at MSG and the Pacers have not shot as well in the building. I believe that Home court advantage is the most important factor in this series, so we’ll be riding the Knicks to get this win at home.”

Vegas Insider: Pacers (+2.5)

Michael Crosson writes: “Based on what we’ve seen from them in their previous two outings, I don’t think the Knicks are able to generate enough offense to compete with Indiana’s No. 2 scoring attack in the absence of OG Anunoby — plus a pair of hampered big men with Isaiah Hartenstein listed as day-to-day and Mitchell Robinson out So I’ll take the points with Indy in Game 5.

Pacers-Knicks Game 5 odds, lines:

According to BetMGM college basketball odds, the New York Knicks are favored to beat the Indiana Pacers in Tuesday’s Game 5 game. Do you want to bet? Check out the best sports betting mobile apps offering sports betting promotions in 2024.

Odds from Monday evening.

  • Scatter: Knicks (-2.5)
  • Moneylines: Knicks (-145); Pacers (+120)
  • Top/bottom: 215.5

Pacers vs. Knicks, Watch Game 5:

  • Time: 8pm ET/5pm PT
  • Where: Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York
  • TV: TNT, TruTV
  • Current: Sling TV, fubo TV

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