Check out our free Knicks vs 76ers pick and preview for this NBA game in Philadelphia. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Knicks vs 76ers NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: New York Knicks at Philadelphia 76ers
- Where: Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center
- Date: Friday, February 10th
- Betting Odds PHI -5.5, NY +188 | PHI -235 O/U OFF
So far, the Knicks have put together an overall record of 30-26, while going 29-26-1 vs the spread. Against the 76ers, the Knicks are looking to add to their current 2 game winning streak. Team has an average scoring margin of 7.5 in these matchups.
In their previous game, the Knicks took down the Magic by a score of 102-98. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 1 point favorites. New York was able to come away with the win due to strong 2nd half effort. Heading into the 2nd half, the team faced a 8 point deficit. In the win, Jalen Brunson led the team in scoring with 25 points on a field goal percentage of 69.2%.
The 76ers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 34-19. So far, the team has gone 29-23-1 against the spread. Philadelphia will take the court having lost 2 straight games. On average, they have lost these games by -9.0 points per game.
Philadelphia is trying to bounce back from a 106-99 loss to the Celtics. Going into this game, the team was 2 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. Philadelphia was not able to make a comeback in this matchup, as they went into the half down by 4. In the loss, Joel Embiid led the team in scoring with 28 points on a field goal percentage of 52.4%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Similar to their season-long average, the Knicks averaged 108.0 points per game vs the 76ers. Similar to the Knicks, the 76ers scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs New York, the team averaged 110.75 points per game. The 76ers have had the better record vs the spread over the last 5 games, going 3-2. The team’s average scoring margin in these contests sits at 5 points per game. The over-under record in these same games is 3-2, with the teams combining for an average of 221 points per game.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The Knicks come into today’s game as the 17th ranked scoring offense at 114.2 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Knicks are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 97.5 per contest. This deliberate style of basketball has played a role in the unit ranking just 20th in made shots per game.
Defensively, the Knicks are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 106.6 points per contest (6th).
Power-Foward Julius Randle currently leads the Knicks at 24.7 points per game. For the season, he is 29th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 20.1% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Randle is averaging 10.9 boards and 4.2 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 27th ranked defense at defending power-fowards. Jalen Brunson enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 52 games, he is averaging 23.2 and is 59th in the league in player efficiency rating.
Through 53 games, the 76ers are averaging 114.3 points per contest, placing them 16th in the NBA. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the 76ers are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 97.9 per contest. Even though the 76ers are one of the more efficient 3-point shooting teams in the NBA at 38.4%, their slower-style of play may be holding back the team’s offense from fully taking off.
Against the Knicks, the 76ers will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 8th ranked unit at 107.33 points per game.
One situation to keep an eye on leading up the game is the availability of Joel Embiid, as he is currently questionable on the injury report. If he is able to play, the team will have it’s 1-2 punch availble as Embiid leads the team in scoring at 33.3 points per game while Harden is 2nd at 21.1. For the season, Embiid is 5th in the NBA in usage rate and 7th in player efficiency. Behind him, Harden has taken 16.9% of the team’s field goal attempts, connecting at a rate of 45.0%.
Knicks vs 76ers Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: 76ers -5.5
- Free Total Prediction: Over OFF