Knicks vs. 76ers - 11/22/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (0-12) at New York Knicks (3-10)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -11.5 -- Over/Under: 202 See the Latest Odds
The New York Knicks and the Philadelphia 76ers face off on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in a meeting of the bottom two teams in the NBA’s Eastern Conference.
The New York Knicks had hopes of a new start this season but so far the start hasn’t yielded the best results. The Knicks have lost their last two games and they are just 2-5 at home this season. The Knicks are averaging 95.8 points per game and they are shooting 46 percent while defensively they are allowing 100.8 points and their opponents are shooting 46.1 percent. Carmelo Anthony leads the Knicks averaging 23.8 points and 5.6 rebounds. Iman Shumpert is averaging 12.3 points, Amar’e Stoudemire is averaging 11.7 points and 7.1 rebounds, and J.R. Smith is averaging 10.5 points. It appears Phil Jackson still has plenty of work to do in New York.
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The Philadelphia 76ers have lost their first 12 games and for the second year in a row they are on an epic losing streak. The 76ers are no strangers to the NBA Lottery and early signs are they are headed there once again. The 76ers are averaging 89.2 points and they are shooting 40.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 106.4 points and their opponents are shooting 47.1 percent. Tony Wroten leads the Sixers averaging 18.8 points and 5.7 assists. Michael Carter-Williams is averaging 15.4 points and 6.0 rebounds, Alexy Shved is averaging 9.7 points, and K.J. McDaniels is averaging 9.2 points. The 76ers are last in the NBA in scoring and 27th in defense.
New York is 4-1 against the spread against he Atlantic, 1-6 against the spread following a loss, and 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games. Philadelphia is 6-1 against the spread following a double-digit home loss, 16-6 against the spread against the Eastern Conference, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games. The road team has covered the point spread in five of th last six meetings of these two.
The 76ers have a chance to stop the losing and while they may or may not do that getting 11.5 points from the Knicks is a gift.