76ers vs. Knicks - 1/21/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (6-36) at Philadelphia 76ers (8-33)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers 0 -- Over/Under: 188.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, CSN
The New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers play Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Center.
The New York Knicks snapped a 16-game losing streak on Monday and would love to win two straight. On the season, the Knicks are averaging 92.7 points on 44.1 percent shooting and are allowing 101.5 point son 46.4 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 23.9 points and 6.6 rebounds while Amar'e Stoudemire is averaging 12.7 points and 7.1 rebounds. Langston Galloway is dishing three assists and Tim Hardaway Jr. is shooting 39 percent from the field. The New York Knicks remain the biggest joke in the NBA, especially on the offensive end where they’re shooting 43.3 percent from the field in their last five games. The Knicks haven’t scored 100 or more points in 10 straight games and haven’t won a road game since December 12th.
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The Philadelphia 76ers are still playing better than expected despite losing five of their last eight games. On the season, the 76ers are averaging 90 points on 41 percent shooting and are allowing 102.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Michael Carter-Williams is averaging 15.2 points and 7.1 assists while Robert Covington is averaging 12.4 points and 4.4 rebounds. Henry Sims is grabbing 5.5 rebounds and K.J. McDaniels is shooting 39.5 percent from the field. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting just 40.7 percent from the field and 27.1 percent from deep in their last five games, as they haven’t topped 100 points in 18 straight games. The 76ers have won three of their last five games SU. Tony Wroten is doubtful and Luc Mbah a Moute is questionable with injuries.
The Knicks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Atlantic and 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The 76ers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss. The Knicks are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Philadelphia and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
It's really like flipping a coin for this matchup. The real question is whether either of these teams actually want to win, or get closer to the No. 1 overall pick. I'm going with the 76ers just because they're at home but the wise bet would be leaving this game alone.