Philadelphia 76ers (1-0) at New York Knicks (0-1)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +8 -- Over/Under: 218.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks meet Saturday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for another win after beating the Wizards in their opener. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 113 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 29 points and 14 rebounds while Shake Milton is averaging 19 points and three assists. Ben Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Seth Curry is dishing four assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 28.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 48.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game.
The New York Knicks look for a win after losing their opener to the Pacers. The New York Knicks are averaging 107 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 121 points on 48.9 percent shooting. RJ Barrett is averaging 26 points and five assists while Alec Burks is averaging 22 points and four rebounds. Julius Randle is the third double-digit scorer and Reggie Bullock is dishing two assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 42.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 23.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game.
The 76ers are 16-35-2 ATS in their last 53 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Knicks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The under is 5-1 in 76ers last 6 overall. The over is 9-2 in Knicks last 11 overall. The 76ers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New York and 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
There's no fans in the stands this time around, but I did not forget how historically bad the Philadelphia 76ers were on the road last season both SU and ATS. We'll have to wait and see if the 76ers prove when playing outside of Philly. The New York Knicks weren't terrible in their season opener against the Pacers, and they have covered four of the last six meetings against the 76ers. I'll take a shot with the Knicks and the points.