76ers vs. Knicks - 4/8/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (31-48) at Philadelphia 76ers (10-68)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +3.5 -- Over/Under: 200 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, CSN
The New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers meet Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The New York Knicks look for a win after losing five of their last six games. The New York Knicks are averaging 98.7 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 101.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 22 points and 4.2 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 14.3 points and 7.3 rebounds. Arron Afflalo is dishing two assists and Robin Lopez is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost five of their last seven road games.
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The Philadelphia 76ers haven’t won back-to-back games all season long. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 97 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Ish Smith is averaging 14.9 points and 7.1 assists while Robert Covington is averaging 12.2 points and 6.1 rebounds. Nerlens Noel is grabbing eight rebounds and Isaiah Canaan is dishing 1.8 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost six of their last seven home games.
The Knicks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The 76ers are 5-15 ATS in their last 20 vs. NBA Atlantic and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Knicks are 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Philadelphia.
You're nuts if you consider betting this game, as both teams are complete trash and a loss for the 76ers does them more good than a victory. In the end, the Knicks have more talent, so they should get the job done. Still, the best bet is to leave this game alone.