Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction 4/25/2024

The New York Knicks (50-32) travel to face off against the Philadelphia 76ers (47-35) on Thursday, April 25th. This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia 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 7:30 ET.

Knicks vs 76ers

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The Knicks picked up a 104-101 win over the 76ers in the most recent game of this series. New York was favored by 4.5 points heading into the game, so the 76ers covered the spread. The Knicks outscored the 76ers 30-21 in the third quarter to take a 79-74 lead into the 4th. The 205 combined points were just short of the over/under line of 205.5 points.

Despite the win, the Knicks shot just 40.7% from the field and made only 11 threes. Jalen Brunson led the Knicks with 24 points, and Josh Hart added 21 points and 15 rebounds. Tyrese Maxey led all scorers with 35 points for the 76ers, and he also had 10 assists. Joel Embiid added 34 points and 10 rebounds.

Knicks Offense Breakdown

Julius Randle is out for the Knicks with a shoulder injury. For the season, he is averaging 24 points and 9.2 rebounds. Jalen Brunson has been carrying the Mavericks offense of late, averaging 31 points per game over his last five. This has come while shooting 41.4% from the field. Josh Hart has been playing well of late, averaging 17.4 points and 12.2 rebounds in his last five games.

New York is last in the league in pace this season, averaging 94.8 possessions per game. Despite this, they are 19th in scoring at 112.8 points per contest. The Knicks are 13th in three-point shooting percentage, getting 36% of their points from beyond the arc.

76ers Offense Breakdown

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Philadelphia comes into the game as the 16th-ranked scoring offense, at 114.6 points per game. Their home scoring average of 115.2 points per contest is 14th in the NBA. The 76ers are below average in both three-point percentage and three-point attempts, as they have hit 36% of their looks from beyond the arc, which is 19th in the league.

Joel Embiid is averaging 34.7 points per game this season but just 29.5 in his last four games. Over his last four games, he hit just 39.6% of his shots from the field. Tyrese Maxey is averaging 25.9 points per game this year and 28.2 points per game in his last five games. In these games, he hit 50.5% of his shots from the field and 39.5% of his threes.

Knicks Team Defense

When it comes to defense, the New York Knicks have been one of the best units in the NBA this season. On the year, they are giving up just 108.1 points per game, which is the 2nd best mark in the league. They have been even better at home, where they are allowing just 105.1 points per game, which is 3rd in the NBA.

One area where the Knicks have struggled is on the glass, as they are just 21st in defensive rebounds per game. They have also been one of the worst teams in the league at blocking shots, ranking 29th in the NBA.

When it comes to defending the three-point line, the Knicks have been solid, allowing opponents to shoot just 36.2% from beyond the arc.

76ers Team Defense

As the 76ers prepare to take on the Knicks, they are currently 9th in the NBA in points allowed per game at 111.4. Over their last five games, they have been even better, allowing just 103.6 points per contest.

One area where the 76ers have been strong all season is in defending the three-point line. On the year, they are 6th in the NBA in three-point shooting percentage allowed at 35.4%. Over their last five games, they have held opponents to just 34.2% from beyond the arc.

Philadelphia has been able to get stops all season long, as they are 2nd in the league in steals per game at 8.5. They are also 5th in blocked shots per game at 6.0.

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 29 points while maintaining a 10/21 shooting accuracy. For the season, he has been averaging 28.7 points per game, in addition to 3.6 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Joel Embiid as the leading scorer for the 76ers. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 33 while also collecting 10 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 52.9%, and his scoring average is 34.7 points per game.

Knicks vs 76ers Trends

  • New York has played well in their previous three road games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 122 points per game while allowing 111. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-0.
  • Across their last five home contests, Philadelphia has been good against the spread posting a mark of 4-1. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 112 points per game.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Knicks have a straight up record of 5-5. But, their mark vs the spread was just 6-4.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the 76ers have a straight up record of 10-0 and an ATS mark of 9-1.

Knicks vs 76ers Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +4.5, the Knicks is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 201.5 and our model has the Knicks and 76ers finishing with a combined 217 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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