Knicks vs. 76ers - 1/18/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (5-37) at New York Knicks (20-22)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, MSG
The Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks meet Monday afternoon at Madison Square Garden.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for back-to-back wins for the first time since March. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 93.8 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 104.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Jahlil Okafor is averaging 17.4 points and 7.4 rebounds while Ish Smith is averaging 16.9 points and 7.5 assists. Robert Covington is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Nerlens Noel is dishing 1.4 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost 10 of their last 12 road games. Jerami Grant and Nik Stauskas are questionable.
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The New York Knicks look for consistency after splitting their last six games. The New York Knicks are averaging 98.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 99.8 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 13.9 points and 7.9 rebounds while Arron Afflalo is averaging 13.9 points and 1.9 assists. Derrick Williams is grabbing 3.2 rebounds and Jose Calderon is dishing four assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.7 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have won four straight home games. Carmelo Anthony is questionable with an ankle injury.
The 76ers are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games and 7-15-1 ATS in their last 23 games overall. The Knicks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The 76ers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
There's no line yet due to Carmelo's injury. However, I still like the Knicks by double digits here. The 76ers are unbackable whether he plays or not, especially on the road where they've lost 10 of their last 12 and have covered just three of those contests.