Philadelphia 76ers vs New York Knicks betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s NBA game on ESPN. Less than 72 hours after their clash at Madison Square Garden, the New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers conclude their regular season series with a clash at the Wells Fargo Center tonight. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
- Start date: 02.03.2022 at 6:30 PM
- Location: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Philadelphia
Tonight’s game is a special one for the 76ers as their newly acquired superstar James Harden finally makes his home debut for the team after a couple of spectacular performances on the road. Philly has won both games at Minnesota and New York and Harden has averaged 28 points, 9 rebounds and 14 assists in those 2 games, nothing a triple-double at MSG on Sunday.
He loves playing the Knicks, this season he is averaging 31.5 points per game against them, so I am expecting another special performance in tonight’s game. The 76ers have won 5 of their last 6 games, they are also 9-1 SU in their last 10 home games against New York.
On the injury side of things this team is fully healthy and if that’s the case come playoff time they’ll be a tough match-up for almost anyone in the East.
New York Knicks
Speaking of playoff match-ups, the Knicks don’t have to worry about that as they are currently only 12th in the East and 4 games back from 10th seeded Atlanta. With about 20 games remaining it appears that they will miss out on the postseason once again which is disappointing considering they had high hopes after making it as the number 4 seed last season.
The Knicks are on a bad stretch at the moment winning just once in their last 10 games and on a 5-game losing streak. They did beat the 76ers twice this season, but both those wins are from earlier in the season when things were clicking for them, however, that is no longer the case.
Until Derrick Rose comes back I am not expecting much from this team, Knicks fans are hoping it’s not too late until their point guard is back out on the court.
I have to go with Philadelphia here. They beat the Knicks by 16 points just a few days ago on the road and with the energy from the crowd in this game I see no other outcome but another big win for them. James Harden is going to go crazy in his first home game with his new team, back the Sixers with confidence.
Philadelphia 76ers vs New York Knicks Predictions & Odds
The new style of play the Sixers have been running since Harden got there has the entire NBA excited. They’ve scored 133 and 125 in those 2 games stretching their streak of 120 or more points to their last 3 games and against a Knicks side that is allowing an average of 117 points per game over their last 3 they could be in for another big scoring game.
New York used to be one of the elite teams defensively over the first couple of months of the season, but they’ve failed miserably since the New Year has started. In their last 5 games, opponents have scored 125, 115, 111, 127 and 112 points against them, that’s far from the team we saw last season which was a top 3 defence in the NBA.
The total has gone over in 6 of 7 games for the Knicks and in 5 of their last 6 vs Atlantic Division teams. Philadelphia has gone over the total in 4 of their last 5 and in 4 of 5 vs teams from their own division. I think the smart bet for this game is to back the points.