New York Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction 5/2/2024

The New York Knicks (50-32) travel to face off against the Philadelphia 76ers (47-35) on Thursday, May 2nd. This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and televised on TNT. The 76ers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Knicks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Knicks. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

Knicks vs 76er

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Behind 46 points from Tyrese Maxey, the 76ers picked up a 112-106 win over the Knicks in the most recent game of this series. New York came into the game as 4-point favorites, but the 76ers picked up the win and cover. The over/under line for the game was 203.5 points, and the teams combined to score 218 points.

Maxey’s 46 points were the most for any player in the game, and he also made seven threes on 58.3% shooting from beyond the arc. As a team, the 76ers hit 15 threes on 38.5% shooting from three. Jalen Brunson led the Knicks with 40 points, and they made just 10 threes on 27.8% shooting from three.

Knicks Offense Breakdown

Across his last five games, Jalen Brunson is averaging 34.4 points per game on a shooting percentage of 41.9%. Over this stretch, he also averaged 8.4 assists. For the season, he has hit 40.1% of his threes and is averaging 2.7 made threes per game. Josh Hart is averaging 17 points and 12 rebounds in his last five games while hitting 40.6% of his threes.

New York is the slowest-paced team in the league this season, averaging 94.8 possessions per game. Despite that, they are averaging 114 points per game on the road compared to 110.9 at home. Overall, they are 19th in the league. Looking at their scoring production, they have been above the league average in 43.9% of their games.

76ers Offense Breakdown

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Philadelphia is averaging 114.6 points per game this season, which is 15th in the league. Their home scoring average of 114.9 points per contest is 14th in the NBA. The team’s three-point shooting percentage of 36% is 19th in the league, and they are also 19th in three-point attempts at 33.3 attempts per game.

Tyrese Maxey has been hot for the 76ers of late, averaging 32.4 points per game in his last five games. This has come while hitting 50% of his shots from the field and 42.9% of his threes. Over his last five games, Joel Embiid is averaging 31.8 points and 10.4 rebounds.

Knicks Team Defense

So far this season, the Knicks have been the 4th best defense in the league, allowing just 108.1 points per game. They have been even better at home, giving up just 105.3 points per game, which is 3rd best in the NBA.

When you look at their rebounding numbers, the Knicks are 5th in the NBA, but just 21st in defensive rebounds per game. They have also struggled to block shots this season, ranking 28th in the league.

One area where the Knicks have been strong defensively is at the free-throw line, as they are 5th in the NBA in free throws made allowed per game at 20.1.

76ers Team Defense

On the season, the 76ers have been a top-10 defense, allowing just 111.2 points per game (9th). At home, they have been even better, allowing just 110.2 points per game (9th).

One area where the 76ers have been very good is defending the three-point line. On the season, they are 6th in three-point percentage allowed (35.3%). In terms of three-point attempts allowed per game, they are 8th (33.7).

Over their last five games, the 76ers have been even better defensively, ranking 5th in field goal percentage allowed (43.7%).

Key Players For The Knicks And 76ers

For today’s matchup, we project Jalen Brunson to lead the scoring for the Knicks, putting up 29 points and shooting at a rate of 11/22. For the season, he has been averaging 28.7 points per game, in addition to 3.6 rebounds.

On the other side, Joel Embiid is our projected leading scorer for the 76ers. We have him ending the game with a team-high 32 and grabbing 10 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 52.9% and is averaging 34.7 points per contest.

Knicks vs 76ers Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, New York has an ATS record of 5-5 while averaging 114 per game. The team went 5-5 overall in these games.
  • The 76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last home games and 3-2 straight-up.
  • The Knicks have played well in their last five games as the betting underdog, going 3-2 straight up and 3-2 against the spread.
  • Over the team’s last three games as the favorite, the 76ers struggled vs the spread going just 1-2. However, they still had a straight up mark of 2-1.

Knicks vs 76ers Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +3.5, we have the Knicks as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 198.5, and our model predicts the Knicks and 76ers to score a combined 218 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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