Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction 2/22/2024

The New York Knicks (33-22) travel to face off against the Philadelphia 76ers (32-22) on Thursday, February 22nd. This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and televised on NBCS. Both the Knicks and 76ers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

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The Knicks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Knicks will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Magic with a final score of 118-100. The Knicks managed to secure te win, even though they were behind at halftime 65-55.

Through 55 games, the Knicks have gone 33-22 overall and are above .500. When playing non-conference teams, the Knicks have a record of 11-10 compared to their 22-12 record against Eastern Conference opponents.

New York has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 31-24 against the spread. New York has failed to cover the spread in two straight road games and are 15-13 ATS on the road compared to 16-11 at home.

The 76ers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The 76ers’ most recent game versus the Heat saw Tyrese Maxey lead the 76ers with 30 points while shooting 12/23 from the field. Buddy Hield put up 22 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Philadelphia ended up losing the game with a final score of 109-104.

As of today, the 76ers have an overall record of 32-22 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. In the Eastern Conference, they are currently ranked 5th and are 3rd in the Atlantic division.

Philadelphia has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 32-22 against the spread. This season, Philadelphia has a 25-13 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 7-9 when playing as underdogs.

Knicks Offense Breakdown

In 55 games games, New York has an average of 114.5 points per game (17th).

When it comes to scoring, the Knicks are 17th in the NBA with 114.5 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually been better on the road this season, averaging 114.8 points compared to 114.2 at home. In terms of their scoring average, the Knicks have been below the NBA average in 52.7% of their games this season.

One area where the Knicks have struggled is in terms of pace. They are the slowest team in the league, averaging just 95.9 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Knicks are shooting 46% which is 22nd in the NBA.

From beyond the arc, the Knicks are 15th in three-point shooting at 36%. In terms of three-point attempts, they are 13th in the league at 35.2 per game. In terms of assists, the Knicks are 29th in the NBA at 23.7 per game.

76ers Offense Breakdown

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The 76ers come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 118.3 points per game (9th).

At home, the 76ers are averaging 119.1 points per game, which is 9th in the NBA. Overall, they are 9th in scoring at 118.3 points per game. In terms of pace, Philadelphia is 16th in the league at 98.5 possessions per game.

When it comes to two-point shooting, the 76ers are 21st in the NBA at 53%. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 23rd in three-point percentage at 35%. Philadelphia is also 28th in three-point makes per game at 11.3.

Heading into this game, the 76ers are 9th in offensive rebounds but are only 24th in assists at 24.9 per game. In terms of free throws, Philadelphia leads the NBA in both attempts and makes per game.

Knicks Team Defense

In the current season, the Knicks defense has excelled, sitting 3rd in the NBA by allowing 109.9 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Knicks squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.5% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 36.7% from downtown.

76ers Team Defense

The 76ers’ defense is presently ranked 14th in the league, allowing an average of 113.9 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, 76ers are causing 11.3 turnovers per game, ranking 1st in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 9th in rejections, averaging 5.8 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The Knicks And 76ers

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Jalen Brunson as the primary point contributor for the Knicks, finishing with 27 points while maintaining a 10/20 shooting accuracy. For the season, he has been averaging 27.6 points per game, in addition to 3.8 rebounds.

On the other side, Tyrese Maxey is our projected leading scorer for the 76ers. We have him ending the game with a team-high 24 and grabbing 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 44.9% and is averaging 25.7 points per contest.

Knicks vs 76ers Trends

  • In their last three games away from home, the Knicks have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 105 points per game in these contests.
  • Across their last five home contests, Philadelphia has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 116 points per game.
  • As the betting underdog, the Knicks have an ATS mark of just 1-4 in their last five games. New York posted a straight up mark of 1-4 in these matchups.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the favorite, the 76ers have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 1-2.

Knicks vs 76ers Prediction

We’re calling a win for the 76ers, with a final score of 110-105, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the 76ers at -1.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 226 and our model has the Knicks and 76ers finishing with a combined 215 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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

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