New York Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA York Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction 4/28/2024

The New York Knicks (50-32) travel to face off against the Philadelphia 76ers (47-35) on Sunday, April 28th. This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and televised on ABC. 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 1:00 ET.

Knicks vs 76ers

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The 76ers picked up an 11-point win in the most recent game of this Knicks vs. 76ers series. Philadelphia was favored by 5.5 points heading into the game, and they covered the spread with their 125-114 win. Going into the game, the over/under line was at 204.5 points, and the two teams easily surpassed that with their 239 combined points.

Joel Embiid had a huge game for the 76ers, putting up 50 points and knocking down five threes. Tyrese Maxey also had a strong game for Philadelphia, scoring 25 points. Jalen Brunson led the Knicks with 39 points and 13 assists. As a team, the 76ers shot 54.7% from the field, and 48.4% from three-point range.

Knicks Offense Breakdown

Jalen Brunson is averaging 31 points per game over his last five games, despite shooting just 38.7% from the field. In these games, he also averaged 8.8 assists. For the season, he is averaging 28.7 points and 6.7 assists. Josh Hart has hit 50.8% of his shots in his last five games, including 50% of his threes. In these games, he averaged 18.2 points and 10.2 rebounds.

New York is the slowest-paced team in the NBA this season, averaging 94.8 possessions per game. As a team, they have hit 46% of their shots, which is 22nd in the league. The Knicks are averaging 112.8 points per game for the season, which is 19th in the league.

76ers Offense Breakdown

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Joel Embiid has been carrying the 76ers’ offense of late, averaging 34 points per game over his last four games. In these games, he hit 39.3% of his threes. Tyrese Maxey has also been playing well on offense, averaging 27.6 points per game in his last five games. This came while hitting 36.6% of his threes. Across his last five games, Tobias Harris has hit just 30% of his threes and 11 points per game.

Philadelphia is averaging 114.6 points per game for the season, which is 15th in the league. Their scoring average at home is 115.4 points per contest. The team’s three-point shooting percentage of 36% is 19th in the league, and they are also 19th in three-point attempts.

Knicks Team Defense

On the season, the Knicks are giving up just 108.3 points per game, which is the 4th fewest in the NBA. When playing on the road, they have been a little worse, giving up 111.5 points per game, which is 8th in the league.

Overall, opponents have scored less than their season average in 72% of games vs. the Knicks. In terms of three-point shooting, opponents have made fewer threes than their season average vs. New York in 62.2% of games.

On the glass, the Knicks have been a top-5 rebounding team this season. However, they have struggled to block shots, ranking just 29th in the NBA in that category.

76ers Team Defense

When it comes to defense, the Philadelphia 76ers have been one of the best in the league this season, ranking 9th in points allowed per game at 111.4. Over their last five games, they have been even better, giving up just 103.8 points per contest, which is the 5th best mark in the NBA during that span.

On the year, opponents have shot 46.7% from the field against the Sixers, which is 10th best in the league. They have also been very good at defending the three-point line, ranking 6th in three-point shooting percentage allowed at 35.5%.

One area where Philadelphia has struggled defensively is at the free-throw line, where they are 25th in made free throws allowed per game at 23.4.

Key Players For The Knicks And 76ers

In today’s game, we anticipate Jalen Brunson leading the scoring for the Knicks, contributing 29 points while shooting 10/21 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 28.7 points per game, along with 3.6 rebounds.

As for Philadelphia, Joel Embiid is projected to be the primary scorer for the 76ers. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 33, and adding 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 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 120 points per game while allowing 117. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • Philadelphia has played well in their previous five home games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 112 points per game while allowing 108. The team also performed well vs the spread at 4-1.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Knicks have a straight up record of 2-3 and an ATS mark of 3-2.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the 76ers have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 3-0.

Knicks vs 76ers Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +4.5, 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.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 209.5 and our model has the Knicks and 76ers finishing with a combined 221 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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