Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks - 2/27/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks - 2/27/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks (17-41) at Philadelphia 76ers (36-23)

NBA Basketball: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -8.5 -- Over/Under: 214.5

TV: NSPA, MSG

The New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.

The New York Knicks look for a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The New York Knicks are averaging 104.8 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 111.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 19 points and 9.6 rebounds while RJ Barrett is averaging 13.9 points and 5.1 rebounds. Reggie Bullock is dishing 1.5 assists and Bobby Portis is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have split their last six road games.

The Philadelphia 76ers need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 108.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 23.8 points and 12 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 19 points and 6.8 rebounds. Ben Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Richardson is dishing 3.2 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won 13 straight home games.

The Knicks are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Philadelphia and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 15-5 in the last 20 meetings in Philadelphia.

The New York Knicks have played better basketball as of late and are a profitable team this season with them being 16-12-1 against the spread on the road and 30-26-1 against the spread on the season. The Philadelphia 76ers just lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers last night and will now be without Embiid and Simmons for this contest. I'm not sure how anybody lays chalk with the 76ers given their current form and the injuries to their two best players. Give me the Knicks and the free buckets.

Randy’s Pick New York Knicks +8.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.