New York Knicks (7-14) vs Philadelphia 76ers (14-8)Date : 11/28/2018
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
New York Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers
The New York Knicks will travel to Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to battle the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Philadelphia 76ers atoned for their last loss against the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers by beating up on the Brooklyn Nets on the road by a 127 – 125 score has Joel Embiid and Jimmy Butler combined for 69 points in the win despite allowing the Nets to shoot 57% for the outing.
On the other hand, the New York Knicks won their third straight game by picking up a 103 – 98 road win versus the Memphis Grizzlies on November 25th as the Nets shot terrible from the field at 37% for the night; However, they heavily outrebounded the Memphis Grizzlies by a 56 – 40 margin for the game has the Knicks were able to beat Memphis at their own physical style of play while getting the much-needed victory in the meantime. The Knicks are winless against the spread in the last four meetings at Wells Fargo Center while the under has been to play in 14 of the last 17 meetings in Philadelphia.
New York Knicks's Latest Performance :
The New York Knicks continued their winning ways on the road versus a struggling Memphis Grizzly team as they picked up the five point road win on Monday night as Tim Hardaway Jr scored 22 points to leave the team yet Enes Canter also chipped in 21 points along with 26 rebounds in the win for the Knicks as he added a physical presence down low in which to match the physicality of the Grizzlies throughout the contest. It is through the efforts of Canter that the Knicks were able to outrebound the Memphis Grizzlies by 50-41 margin for the game.
Also, the Knicks won at the free throw line as they shot 32 free throws for the night while making 84% of those attempts; On the other hand, the Grizzlies went to the free-throw line 19 times while only making 57% for the night. In all, the Knicks will be looking to extend their winning play versus an above-average team in Philadelphia that has certainly been playing well alongside the addition of Jimmy Butler.
Philadelphia 76ers's Latest Performance :
Jimmy Butler was a game-time decision for the Philadelphia 76ers and their outing versus the Brooklyn Nets; However, Butler’s presence turned out to be essential for the team as he nailed a late 3-pointer with seconds left in which to pull out a slim, two-point victory over the Nets in a much-needed road victory. Butler ended the game with 34 points along with 12 rebounds as he went 12-20 from the floor along with nailing five 3-pointers on the night. He was followed closely behind by Joel Embiid who ended the game with 32 points along with 10 rebounds in the win that allowed the Sixers to atone for their prior loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
There’s no doubt that the Philadelphia Sixers have become in much more potent offensive team due to the addition of Butler as this has been shown in the Sixers having scored 120 points or more in three of their last five games, overall. On the other hand, their defense has yet to catch up as they continue to be ranked in the bottom tier of NBA teams in points allowed with 114 per game. In fact, in Philly’s last three games, they have allowed opponents to score an average of 121 points per outage yet winning 2 of three of those contests. They will certainly be looking forward to the challenge of facing a suddenly winning New York Knicks team that have played much better in their last two outings.
How New York Knicks & Philadelphia 76ers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
New York is 11 – 9 – 1 ATS while the OU is 12 – 9
Philadelphia is 8 – 14 ATS while the OU is 15 – 7
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Look for this to be an exciting game As the Knicks will look to end a three-game road trip on a positive note while the Sixers will be looking to nestle in at Wells Fargo Center for their next three games while looking to begin their home stand on a positive note by beating up on the New York Knicks. Of course, one cannot escape the fact that the Knicks have certainly stepped things up on the defensive end in the last couple outings. With that being the case, look for the Knicks to really battle in this matchup in which to keep the score manageable. On the other hand, the Sixers will be looking to better establish themselves on the offensive end while allowing Butler and Embiid the opportunity of getting even more familiar with each other on the court.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Philadelphia 76ers
My reason for the pick :
I will back the Sixers in this matchup to halt a two-game winning streak for the New York Knicks due to the fact that they have been on a tear lately while also playing well at home in 2018. Of course, their last few home games resulted in slim victories; Nonetheless, I fully expect the Sixers to put in a total team effort in this matchup in getting a victory over a New York Knicks team that continues to be inconsistent, despite their valiant showings recently.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over
My reason for the prediction :
I will back the over in this matchup as I simply feel as though Philadelphia, despite a two-game winning streak for the Knicks, will possess much, if not all, of the momentum for this game. With that being the case, the over has been to play in the last six games for Philadelphia. In all, look for the Sixers to take advantage of an inconsistent New York Knicks defense as they will attempt to push the pace early and often in which to put points on the board. The over is indeed the strong play in this matchup as the scoreboard will light up throughout.
Betting trends for New York Knicks:
- Knicks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
Over is 6-1 in Knicks last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Over is 6-1 in Knicks last 7 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
Betting trends for Philadelphia 76ers:
- Philadelphia Over is 6-0 in 76ers last 6 overall.
Over is 4-0 in 76ers last 4 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
76ers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.