76ers at Knicks - 12/2/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (1-18) at New York Knicks (8-10)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -8.5 -- Over/Under: 191.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, MSG
The Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks square off Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for back-to-back victories for the first time since March. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 90.8 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 102.8 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Jahlil Okafor is averaging 17.5 points and 8.2 rebounds while Robert Covington is averaging 13.1 points and 1.8 assists. Jerami Grant is grabbing five rebounds and Isaiah Canaan is dishing 1.8 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are coming off a Tuesday victory over the Lakers in which they shot 46.8 percent from the field and had 15 turnovers. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost 16 straight road games.
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The New York Knicks need a win here in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The New York Knicks are averaging 96.9 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 98.8 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 13.7 points and 9.3 rebounds while Arron Afflalo is averaging 13.2 points and 2.1 assists. Jose Calderon is dishing 3.3 assists and Robin Lopez is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 81.3 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are shooting just 41.2 percent from the field and 31.5 percent from deep in their last five games. The New York Knicks have split their last six home games. Carmelo Anthony is questionable with an illness.
The 76ers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Knicks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Atlantic and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The 76ers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New York and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
I'm still on the fence with the Knicks. Is New York going to make a playoff push this season or not? One second the Knicks look good, the next second they're playing sloppy and stringing losses together. The 76ers have been competing the last week or so and now have some confidence after finally winning. Don't love this game, but I'll side with the points if forced to pick.