NBA Pacers vs Knicks Prediction & Same Game Parlay picks: Pascal Siakam carries the Pacers at +416 odds

Indiana Pacers forward Pascal Siakam (43) passes the ball in the first half against the Memphis Grizzlies at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
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The Indiana Pacers have the New York Knicks on the ropes as we head into a seemingly crucial Game 5 at Madison Square Garden. Indy has won back-to-back games at home but can the injury depleted Knicks respond? Tip-off is at 8:00 pm ET on TNT and I’ve prepared a Pacers vs Knicks Same Game Parlay. We’ve cashed back-to-back Same Game Parlays at +400 and +244 odds, so let’s make it 3 in a row! You can also find out our NBA picks on the side and total for Pacers vs Knicks and Timberwolves vs Nuggets.

Pacers ML (+120)

Pascal Siakam to score 20+ points (-145)

Miles McBride over 1.5 made threes (-148)

Pacers vs Knicks Same Game Parlay odds: +416

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Indiana Pacers ML over New York Knicks (+120)

The Indiana Pacers look like the team to beat in their series against the Knicks. On top of the back-to-back wins they got at home, their offense has just been clicking all series long, unlike the Knicks’ which looks to be falling apart at the moment. All the momentum is on the Pacers’ side heading into Game 5 and I’d even argue they should be the favorites instead of New York. The further the series goes, the more it favors the healthier team and that’s certainly Indiana. Along with 3 starters scoring in double-figures, they also had 3 bench players doing the same in Game 4. They ended the game with 9 more rebounds and 13 more assists than the Knicks.

Tuesday’s game will tell us if the Knicks have anything left in the tank. The home crowd will squeeze out whatever energy is left in them, but with OG Anunoby and Mitchell Robinson joining the already-injured Julius Randle and Bojan Bogdanovic, I’m afraid the Knicks just don’t have enough to stay competitive in this series. I’m going with Indy in Game 5 largely because of the state the Knicks are in. The Pacers did win on the road once in this postseason, and if they want to move on in this series they’ll have to do so here as well. Tuesday’s game is their best chance of doing so, so let’s go with the Pacers to win.

Read our full Indiana Pacers vs New York Knicks predictions

Pascal Siakam to score 20+ points (-145)

Siakam’s averaging 18.3 points per game in the series, but when you dissect his games I’d say 3 of the 4 were really solid performances. He’s shooting 54.4% from the field and with OG Anunoby absent in the last 2 games played in Indiana, he had a really easy time scoring the ball which is evident from his 77% and 64% shooting in those games. The only reason he finished with just 14 points in Sunday’s game was the fact that he logged only 22 minutes in a blowout win.

With a pair of fresh legs and no quality defender that can step in front of him, I think we’re bound to get Siakam’s best performance of the series on Tuesday night. When 2 teams are knotted at 2-2, the winner of Game 5 advances to the next round over 80% of the time, so I expect Siakam to step up his play in what is his most important game since he arrived from Toronto earlier this season.

Miles McBride over 1.5 made threes (-148)

Game 4 was a disappointing loss for the Knicks, who were down by as many as 43 at one point, which prompted head coach Tom Thibodeau to wave the white flag and give his reserves some playing time. Miles McBride actually logged the most minutes out of every Knick in that game with 32, the 2nd-most he has played in this postseason run. He finished with 16 points while attempting a total of 17 shots, including 11 threes. Although his accuracy wasn’t on point, he should still benefit from the experience in the long run.

The Knicks’ offense has really struggled over the last 2 games, scoring just 106 and 89 points, and they need some type of lift from their bench players in this game, otherwise it could be a wrap. McBride has cleared this line in back-to-back games now and in 6 of 10 played this postseason. I’m counting on the Madison Square Garden crowd to lift the Knicks’ role players in this game. Someone other than Jalen Brunson has to make shots for New York.

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