New York Knicks (23-34) at Philadelphia 76ers (28-25)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -11.5 -- Over/Under: 208 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers meet Monday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The New York Knicks need a victory here in order to snap a six-game losing streak. The New York Knicks are averaging 103.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 105.6 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 16.4 points and 2.9 assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 14.1 points and 10.6 rebounds. Courtney Lee is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Beasley is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost seven of their last eight road games.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for another victory after splitting their last eight games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 107.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 105.8 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 23.8 points and 11.2 rebounds while JJ Redick is averaging 17 points and 3.2 assists. Ben Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Dario Saric is grabbing seven rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.9 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won seven straight home games.
The Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The 76ers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Monday games, 7-0 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Knicks are 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Philadelphia, 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the underdog is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Seven of the last seven meetings between the Knicks and 76ers have been decided by seven or less points. Four of the last five meetings have been decided by three or less points. The 76ers have only been a double-digit favorite once this season, and they failed to cover that game. The 76ers are just 1-4 ATS this season when favored by at least eight points. I know the Knicks are awful, missing their best player and are on the end of a back to back, but this feels like too many points to lay.