New York Knicks (7-15) at Philadelphia 76ers (14-8)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -12.5 -- Over/Under: 227.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The New York Knicks could use a win here after losing eight of their last 12 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 108.6 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 113.5 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 23.3 points and 2.9 assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 15.2 points and 12 rebounds. Trey Burke is the third double-digit scorer and Allonzo Trier is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost five of their last seven road games.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for another victory after winning five of their last six games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 114.1 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 114.1 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 28.1 points and 13.3 rebounds while Jimmy Butler is averaging 20.3 points and three assists. JJ Redick is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is grabbing 8.7 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.6 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won 10 of their last 11 home games.
The Knicks are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 Wednesday games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The 76ers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Knicks are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Philadelphia and 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Knicks last 7 overall. The over is 6-0 in 76ers last 6 overall.
The New York Knicks are one of the worst teams in the league and on the end of a back to back, but none of that means you just throw out large numbers just because. The Philadelphia 76ers have an even point differential on the season and are only outscoring teams by 0.4 points in their last five games. It seems like every game the 76ers play comes down to the wire, and that includes a game a couple of days ago against the Brooklyn Nets, when they needed another Jimmy Butler last second shot. The 76ers are also just 3-5 ATS this season when favored by at least six points. I don't want to be on the Knicks as much as the next guy, but I'm not laying that sort of chalk with Philly right now.