New York Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers betting tips and predictions for Monday’s clash in the NBA. The Knicks look to recover from an unexpected home loss as they travel to Philadelphia to take on the 76ers. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
New York Knicks
It was a career night for Ricky Rubio as he torched the Knicks off the bench for 37 points and 10 assists last night as the Cavs came out on top 126-109. Rubio was an impressive 8-for-9 from downtown and he did all that in just 31 minutes played. New York didn’t shoot the ball particularly well, they finished the game with just 29% success rate from three-point land. Kemba Walker also didn’t play in that game due to an injury, it is unknown if he will make his return against Philadelphia tonight. They’ll need him and everyone else to step up as they’ve struggled in head-to-head meetings with the Sixers losing 9 of the last 10. They did cover the spread in 6 of those games though, so there are some positives to take away.
Philly has been on a roll, they are 4-1 at home and have won 6 games in a row overall. Their latest win was a 9-point triumph at Chicago in which Joel Embiid once again showed he’s an MVP type player with 30 points and 15 rebounds. He played like a man amongst boys and the Bulls simply didn’t have anyone to match-up with him. The chemistry these Sixers have built together since the disposing of Ben Simmons has been impressive, add to that that they’ve been without Tobias Harris as well for the majority of this run, we can only imagine how good they’ll be once those two situations are resolved. Philadelphia has covered in 5 games straight and are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 day of rest.
The Knicks actually beat the Sixers a couple of weeks ago holding them to just 99 points at Madison Square Garden. A player like Embiid surely remembers that and he’ll do everything he can do avenge that defeat. New York’s defense has been off for quite some time now and with Philadelphia’s efficiency on the offensive end I think they have enough to get the job done at home. Back the Sixers to cover.
Philadelphia 76ers – New York Knicks Odds
Philadelphia 76ers – New York Knicks Prediction
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The previous meeting ended with 211 points scored between the two teams and a lot has changed since then, especially on the Knicks side of things. In 4 of their last 5 games they’ve allowed at least 111 points and are coming off a game in which they allowed 126 points against the Cavaliers which is very uncharacteristic for them. They are getting it done on the offensive end though, just like their opponent tonight. These two teams rank 1st and 4th in offensive efficiency right now and with New York’s defense being so leaky I think the 76ers will take advantage. Embiid should dominate in the middle, he has a 40-pound advantage over Mitchell Robinson and about 60-pounds over Nerlens Noel, so those two are no match for the dominant big guy. Give me the over in this game.
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