76ers vs New York Knicks NBA Betting Prediction

NBA 76ers vs New York Knicks Prediction 4/30/2024

The Philadelphia 76ers (47-35) travel to face off against the New York Knicks (50-32) on Tuesday, April 30th. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York and televised on TNT. The Knicks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the 76ers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the 76ers. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

76ers vs Knicks

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The Knicks picked up a 97-92 win over the 76ers in the most recent game of this series, and they also covered the spread as 5.5-point underdogs. Heading into the 4th quarter, the Knicks were trailing by one point, but they outscored the 76ers 20-16 in the final quarter. The over/under line for the game was set at 209 points, and the teams fell 20 points short of that mark.

Jalen Brunson had a big game for the Knicks, as he scored 47 points on 52.9% shooting. He also dished out 10 assists and grabbed four rebounds. The 76ers were led by Joel Embiid’s 27 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists. Embiid shot just 36.8% from the field, and the 76ers made just nine threes as a team.

76ers Offense Breakdown

Joel Embiid is averaging 32.6 points per game over his last five games, to go along with 10.2 rebounds and 5.4 assists. In these games, he hit 2.4 threes per game. Tyrese Maxey has averaged 27 points per game in his last five games, hitting 3 threes per contest. Across his last five games, Maxey also averaged 6.6 assists.

Philadelphia comes into the game as the NBA’s 15th-ranked scoring offense, at 114.6 points per game. On the road, they are at 113.2 points per contest. Looking at their field goal percentage, they are 24th in the league. The 76ers are also below average in terms of pace this season.

Knicks Offense Breakdown

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Looking at Jalen Brunson’s last five games, he is averaging 34.4 points per game on 41.8% shooting from the field. In these games, he also averaged 8.6 assists and 5.8 rebounds. Overall, he is averaging 28.7 points per game. Over his last five games, Josh Hart is averaging 15.8 points and 12.2 rebounds.

New York is averaging 112.8 points per game this season, which is 19th in the league. Their scoring average at home is 111 points per contest, which is 24th in the NBA. The Knicks are 12th in three-point shooting this year, hitting 36% of their shots from downtown.

76ers Team Defense

Heading into their matchup with the Knicks, the 76ers are 9th in the league in points allowed per game at 111.2. Over their last five games, they have been even better, ranking 4th in field goal percentage allowed at 42.9%. On the season, opposing teams are shooting 46.7% from the field against them, which is 10th in the NBA.

One area where the Philadelphia defense has been particularly strong is inside the arc. They are 9th in two-point shooting percentage allowed at 53.8%. Over their last five games, they have been the best in the league in that category, holding opponents to just 46% shooting on two-point attempts.

From beyond the arc, the 76ers are 6th in three-point shooting percentage allowed at 35.4%. On the season, opposing teams are making 12.0 threes per game against them, which is also 6th in the league.

Knicks Team Defense

When it comes to defense, the Knicks have been one of the best units in the NBA this season, ranking 4th in points allowed per game at 108.1. At home, they have been even stingier, giving up just 105.1 points per contest, which is 3rd in the league.

So far this season, opponents have scored less than their season average in 73.2% of games vs. the Knicks. In terms of three-point shooting, opponents have made fewer threes than their season average in 63.4% of games vs. New York.

Overall, the New York defense has been solid, ranking 13th in field goal percentage allowed (47.0%) and 11th in three-point shooting percentage allowed (36.2%). However, they have struggled to block shots, ranking 28th in the league in that category.

Key Players For The 76ers And Knicks

In today’s game, we anticipate Joel Embiid leading the scoring for the 76ers, contributing 33 points while shooting 11/21 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 34.7 points per game, along with 11 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Jalen Brunson to be the top scorer for the Knicks. Our projection has him finishing the game with 29, and he is expected to secure 4 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 47.9%, and he is contributing 28.7 points per game on average.

76ers vs Knicks Trends

  • Across the 76ers last ten road games, the team averaged 112 points per game while allowing 109. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 8-2, while going 5-5 straight-up.
  • In their last three home games, New York has averaged 109 points per game while allowing 108. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Philadelphia has an ATS mark of 6-4 while going 2-8 straight up.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Knicks have a straight up record of 8-2. But, their mark vs the spread was just 5-5.

76ers vs Knicks Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Knicks to secure the win, with an expected final score of 113-108. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -4.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 202.5 and given that our model is projecting 221 points between the teams, we like the over.

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