76ers vs New York Knicks NBA Betting Prediction

NBA 76ers vs New York Knicks Prediction 4/20/2024

The Philadelphia 76ers (47-35) travel to face off against the New York Knicks (50-32) on Saturday, April 20th. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York and televised on ESPN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 6:00 ET.

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The 76ers Are Coming Off A Win

The 76ers clinched a 107-86 win over the Nets in their previous game. Heading into the second half, the 76ers were leading 55-44.

Coming into today’s game, the 76ers are 47-35 overall and are on an eight game winning streak. When playing on the road, the 76ers are 22-19 compared to 25-16 when playing at home.

Philadelphia has an overall ATS record of 49-32 as they come into today’s game. The 76ers currently have a three game ATS win streak as the underdog and are 34-17 vs. the spread as the favorite.

The Knicks Are Coming Off A Win

The Knicks beat the Bulls in their most recent game, ending with a score of 120-119. The Knicks tipped off as -13.5-point favorites, but despite their 1 point victory, they couldn’t cover the spread. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 218.5 points in which the two teams surpassed.

Coming into today’s game vs. the 76ers, the Knicks are above .500 and have a 50-32 record. On the road, the Knicks are 23-18 compared to 27-14 at home this season.

New York has an ATS record of 45-36 for this season, which includes their current two game losing streak against the spread. When playing on the road, the Knicks hold an ATS record of 23-17 in contrast to a 22-19 record against the spread when playing at home.

76ers Offense Breakdown

Philadelphia has recorded an average of 114.6 points per game (14th) throughout 82 games games.

Joel Embiid has been carrying the 76ers offense of late, averaging 33 points per game in his last three games. This has come while hitting 53.4% of his shots from the field. Over this stretch, he also averaged 3.3 made threes per game, and for the season, he has hit 38.8% of his threes. In his last three games, Embiid also averaged 12 rebounds and 5.3 assists. Tyrese Maxey has averaged 28.2 points per game in his last four games and 25.9 points for the season.

Philadelphia is the NBA’s top free-throw shooting team, averaging 19.5 made free throws per game. Their scoring average for the season is 114.6 points per contest, which is 14th in the league. The 76ers have been slightly better on the road this year, averaging 113.7 points per game compared to 115.5 points per game at home.

Knicks Offense Breakdown

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This season, the New York offense is ranked 19th in the NBA in scoring at 112.8 points per game.

New York is last in the league in pace this season, averaging just 94.8 possessions per game. Despite their low pace, they are 19th in scoring at 112.8 points per contest. The Knicks’ home scoring average is 111.2 points per game, which is 25th in the league. The team’s three-point shooting percentage is 13th in the league, as they have hit 36% of their attempts from downtown.

Jalen Brunson has been carrying the Knicks offense of late, averaging 39.4 points per game over his last five games. This has come while hitting 50.7% of his shots from the field. In these games, he also hit 3.8 threes per game. Josh Hart has been hitting the boards, averaging 11 rebounds in his last five games to go along with 5.2 assists and 13.6 points.

76ers Team Defense

Coming into the game, the 76ers defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 43.9% of their games. Currently, they are 9th in the NBA at 111.5 points per game allowed. When it comes to forced turnovers, the 76ers are forcing 11.3 per game, which is 1st in the league. They also come into the game sitting 6th in blocked shots at 6 per game.

Knicks Team Defense

This season, the Knicks defense has been impressive, holding the 3rd position in the league while permitting an average of 108.2 points per contest. On two point field goal attempts, the Knicks’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.2% and allowing 36.2% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The 76ers And Knicks

For today’s matchup, we project Joel Embiid to lead the scoring for the 76ers, putting up 33 points and shooting at a rate of 11/21. Throughout this season, his average stands at 34.7 points per game, along with 11 rebounds.

On the other side, Jalen Brunson is our projected leading scorer for the Knicks. We have him ending the game with a team-high 29 and grabbing 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 47.9% and is averaging 28.7 points per contest.

76ers vs Knicks Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Philadelphia has an ATS record of 7-3 while averaging 112 per game. The team went 5-5 overall in these games.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Knicks have a straight up record of 6-4 while going 6-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 115 points per game in this stretch.
  • As the betting underdog, the 76ers have an ATS mark of just 6-4 in their last ten games. Philadelphia posted a straight up mark of 3-7 in these matchups.
  • In their last three contests as the favorite, New York has a poor record vs the spread going 1-2. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 3-0.

76ers vs Knicks Prediction

We’re putting our money on the Knicks to win, and have the projected score sitting at 111-106. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Knicks at -3.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 208.5 and our model has the 76ers and Knicks finishing with a combined 217 points. Our pick is to take the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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