Planning on watching today’s Knicks and 76ers game? Catch the action at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA, as the 76ers hosts this showdown at 7:30 ET on ESPN. The FanDuel over/under for this matchup is currently set at 227.5 points and the 76ers are the favorite to win at home vs. the Knicks.
New York Knicks Preview
As the Knicks get ready to take on the 76ers, they are the 6.5-point underdogs on the road. Before this game, they are 8th in the Eastern Conference standings and 3rd in the Atlantic Division on a record of 19-15.
So far, New York has been slightly better at home compared to on the road. At home, the Knicks are 10-4 this season, but they have lost each of their last three road games. New York’s road record for the season is 9-11.
Against the spread, the Knicks have covered in two straight games to move to 19-15 for the season. When playing on the road, they have an average scoring differential of -1.2 points per game vs. +6.6 at home. For the season, they have been the underdogs in 17 of their 34 games.
Their over/under record in previous games with lines higher than 227.5 is 8-13, and the under has now hit in two straight games. On average, their games have finished with 228.5 points per contest this season.
On the road, the Knicks are the 11th highest scoring team, averaging 115.5 points per game. Overall, they are 15th in scoring, averaging 115.3 points per game. In their most recent game, Julius Randle scored 35 points while Jalen Brunson added 31 points for the Knicks.
On defense, the Knicks come into the game ranked 12th in the league in points allowed at 113.3 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 115.3 points per contest (15th). The Knicks defense is coming off a game in which they held the Bulls offense to just 51.7% shooting. Overall, they gave up 100 points to Chicago.
Philadelphia 76ers Preview
As the 76ers get ready to host the Knicks, they are favored by 6.5 points. If they are able to cover, they will also pick up their 5th straight ATS win as the favorite. Overall, Philadelphia is 2nd in the Atlantic Division at 23-10.
Against other teams in the Eastern Conference, the 76ers have gone 17-8 compared to 6-2 in non-conference matchups. When playing at home, Philadelphia has put together a record of 13-4 this season.
So far, the average scoring differential for the 76ers at home is +13.7 points per game, and they have the 3rd-most home wins in the East. Coming into today’s game, they have three straight wins at home.
Philadelphia’s over/under record for the season is 20-13, and the under has hit in each of their last two games. The average over/under line in their games is 229.1 points, and their games have averaged a combined 231.2 points this season.
When compared to their season average of 120.7 points per game, the 76ers did not perform well. They only scored 110 points against the Bulls and shot 47.5% from the field. On the season, the 76ers are shooting 48% from the field, which is 12th in the league. In terms of three-pointers, they are 12th in percentage and 20th in three-pointers made.
Currently, the 76ers’ defense holds the 4th rank in the NBA, allowing 110.5 points per game. The 76ers defense is coming off a game in which they held the Bulls offense to just 47.5% shooting. Overall, they gave up 97 points to Chicago.
Last season, the Knicks and 76ers did not face off head-to-head. When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the 76ers have the leg up at 2-1. The 76ers also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 220 points per game leading to an over/under record of 2-1. As the host vs. the Knicks, the 76ers have gone 2-1 vs the spread.
How to Bet 76ers vs. Knicks in New York
For a point-spread wager in this 76ers vs. 76ers game, we suggest taking the Knicks at +6.5. Even though our predictions have the 76ers winning 116-114, we see the Knicks as the better choice on the point-spread. Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 227.5 and given that our model is projecting 230 points between the teams, we like the over.
- SportsBettingNY ATS Prediction: Knicks +6.5
- SportsBettingNY OU Prediction: Over 227.5