Philadelphia 76ers at NY Knicks Odds & Picks
Philadelphia 76ers (36-23 SU, 30-29-0 ATS) vs. New York Knicks (25-35 SU, 26-34-0 ATS)
When: Sunday February 27 2022, 01:00 PM (ET)
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Point Spread: PHI -8/NYK +8 (Opened PHI -7 at Bookmaker – The BIGGEST and second oldest bookie online, dating back over 25 years!)
Total: 215.5 (Opened at 215.5)
Money Line: Philadelphia -375/New York +291
Power Rating: PHI -6
Probable Starting Lineups
Philadelphia 76ers PG James Harden, SG Tyrese Maxey, SF Matisse Thybulle, PF Tobias Harris, C Joel Embiid
New York Knicks PG Alec Burks, SG Evan Fournier, SF R.J. Barrett, PF Julius Randle, C Mitchell Robinson
No Reported Injuries
Derrick Rose: ankle (OUT) Kemba Walker: conditioning (OUT)
The New York Knicks host the Philadelphia 76ers in a Non-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 1:00 PM ET at the Madison Square Garden.
The Philadelphia 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 36-23, placing them 3rd in the Eastern Conference. So far, Philadelphia is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 20-10. Over their last five games, the 76ers have played well, picking up 4 wins. In this stretch, Philadelphia’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 109.0 points per game. Combined, the 76ers’ last five opponents are giving up 107.0 points per contest. The 76ers have been picking up wins while holding opponents to an average of 107.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 105.9.’ In the Philadelphia 76ers’ most recent game, Philadelphia took down Minnesota by a score of 133-102
The New York Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 25-35, placing them 12nd in the Eastern Conference. Throughout the season, New York has struggled in their 31 home contests, sitting at 13-18. Over the Knicks’ last five games, they have picked up just 1 win. During this stretch, New York is averaging 110.0 points per game, 5.0 points more than their season average of 105.0. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 108.0 points per contest. A key reason for the Knicks ‘ recent struggles is a defensive unit giving up 116.0 points over their last five contests. This figure is up from their season average of 106.7. In the New York Knicks’ most recent game, the team fell to Miami by a score of 115-100.
Individual Player Analysis
As Philadelphia travels to take on the New York Knicks, the 76ers’ leading scorer is Joel Embiid. Through 48 games, Embiid is averaging 29 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 56.0% of his games. So far, the Knicks are allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 46.94% of their games, placing them 12nd among NBA defenses. On the other side, Julius Randle leads the Knicks in scoring, averaging 19 points across his 58 games. Throughout the season, Randle has outscored his season average in 50.0% of his outings. However, if he hopes to add to this total, Randle will need to do so against a 76ers defense that has been tough on their opponent’s top scorers. So far, leading scores have surpassed their season average at a rate of just 41.3%. This figure is good for a rank of 7th in the league.
Heading into this matchup, the Philadelphia 76ers are the more efficient team on both ends of the court. This scenario has taken place in 14 of Philadelphia’s 30 games, leading to a winning percentage of 64%. So far, the New York Knicks have played 38 games as the inferior offensive and defensive unit. In these instances, they have lost 38 times, by an average margin of -13.0 points.
Heading into today’s matchup, the Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks have met up for 2 games, with the Knicks picking up both wins. In their last meeting, New York took game one by a score of 103-96.
How the Public is Betting the 76ers vs Knicks
82% are betting the 76ers against the spread.
52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 216.5
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Betting Trends Worth Noting
- 76ers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- 76ers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games.
- Knicks are 18-37-1 ATS in their last 56 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Knicks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread
The start of the James Harden era with the 76ers got off to an outstanding start, with a blowout win over the Timberwolves. Look for the Sixers to pick up another win and cover the spread. Heading into the game, these two teams are trending in different directions, with Philly competing for the top-seed in the Eastern Conference and New York unlikely to even make the play-in tournament. I see the Sixers pulling off the double digit win. Bet this game and ALL your sports bets at -105 odds (instead of the more expensive -110 your bookie is socking you) at BetAnySports Sportsbook! Make the switch! You’ll be so glad you did!
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