Teams looking to end a long postseason drought of not reaching the conference finals battle when the Indiana Pacers face the New York Knicks in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference semifinals on Sunday. Indiana earned a 116-103 win in Game 6 on Friday to send the series back to New York. The Pacers (47-35), the No. 6 seed, are looking to reach the conference finals for the first time since 2013-2014, when they lost a six-game series to the Miami Heat. The Knicks (50-32), the No. 2 seed, are looking to reach the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since losing a six-game series to the Pacers in 1999-2000.

Tip-off from Madison Square Garden in New York is set for 3:30 p.m. ET. New York leads the all-time series 122-120, but Indiana holds a 25-22 edge in games played in the postseason. The Knicks are 3.5-point favorites in the latest Pacers vs. Knicks odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 209. Before making any Knicks vs. Pacers picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

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Now, the model has set its sights on Knicks vs. Pacers and just locked in its 2024 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:

  • Pacers vs. Knicks spread: New York -3.5
  • Pacers vs. Knicks over/under: 209 points
  • Pacers vs. Knicks money line: Indiana +135, New York -159
  • IND: The Pacers are 1-6 in their last seven games on the road 
  • NYK: The Knicks are 8-1 in their past nine games at home 
  • Pacers vs. Knicks picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why the Knicks can cover

Shooting guard Josh Hart is having a solid postseason for New York. In 12 games, all starts, he is averaging 14.9 points, 11.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists in 42.6 minutes. He has registered four double-doubles in the series, including 18 points and 11 boards in a 121-91 win in Game 5. He scored 24 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and dished out eight assists in the 121-117 Game 1 win over the Pacers.

Also making his presence felt is center Isaiah Hartenstein. In the Game 5 win over Indiana, he scored seven points, grabbed 17 rebounds and dished out five assists. He posted a double-double in a 130-121 Game 2 win, scoring 14 points and adding 12 rebounds and eight assists. In 12 postseason games, all starts, he is averaging 9.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 29.8 minutes. See which team to pick here

Why the Pacers can cover 

Power forward Pascal Siakam is coming off a 25-point, seven-rebound and five-assist performance in the Game 6 win. He has reached 20 or more points in five of 12 playoff games, including a 37-point and 11-rebound effort in Game 2 of the first round in a 125-108 win at Milwaukee on April 23. He had 26 points and seven rebounds in a Game 3 win over the Knicks. In 12 postseason games, all starts, he is averaging 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 34.8 minutes.

Also giving Indiana a boost is guard Tyrese Haliburton. In 12 postseason starts, he is averaging 18.3 points, 8.3 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 35.1 minutes. He is connecting on 48.3% of his field goals, including 36.1% from 3-point range, and 87.5% from the foul line. He scored a series-high 35 points and added seven assists and four rebounds in a Game 3 win. See which team to pick here

How to make Pacers vs. Knicks picks      

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 217 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits almost 60% of the time. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine

So who wins Knicks vs. Pacers, and which side of the spread hits nearly 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the 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.