2024 NBA Player Props, Breakdown, Odds, and Picks (May 6)

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  • We’ve got an exciting NBA player prop suggestion for you for Monday, May 6, 2024.
  • The game we’re focusing on is Game 1 of the Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks series.
  • New York’s Jalen Brunson looks ready to put on another memorable show.

Monday, May 6, 2024, is when the Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks Eastern Conference Semifinal series kicks off. Game 1 is taking place at Maddison Square Garden in New York, which is where the Knicks tend to show up. But will they be able to handle the high-scoring Pacers?

If they’re going to pull it off, their best player Jalen Brunson will have to do what he does best – score a lot of points. To see whether we think he’ll go over or under 34.5 points on May 6, just keep on reading!

Pacers vs. Knicks

How to Watch

  • When: Monday, May 6, 2024, at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
  • Channel: TNT

Prop Pick

Jalen Brunson is the highest-scoring NBA player in the 2024 postseason. Since the start of the Playoffs, his average has been 35.5 points per game. The best thing is that his form keeps improving.

He scored at least 40 points in each of his last three games, with 47 points being his best performance. Just before that, he scored 39, which is still a fantastic number.

As if that wasn’t enough, he’s been also great in other aspects of the game. He’s averaging 9.0 assists per game in the 2024 NBA Playoffs, making 10+ assists in three of his last four games.

All of that happened in the series with the Philadelphia 76s, who are much better defensively than New York’s next opponent. In fact, in the regular season, the Niners were conceding 111.2 points per game on average, which makes their defense the 9th best in the league.

Now, the Knicks are playing against the Pacers who had the 4th-worst defense in the regular season, allowing 119.6 points a game.

Knowing all this, it’s only logical to assume that Brunson is going to have a fantastic game on May 6. We think he’s gonna go over 35 tonight, which is actually our top prop bet for the Pacers vs. Knicks Game 1.

NBA Player PropOdds
Jalen Brunson Over 34.5 Points-106
Annie Adkins
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