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Philadelphia 76ers vs NY Knicks Prediction 5-2-24 Picks

NY Knicks (53-34) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (50-38)
May 2, 2024 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -3.5; Over/Under: -
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The NY Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers meet Thursday in Game 6 East First Round NBA Playoffs action at Wells Fargo Center. Here’s a Philadelphia 76ers vs NY Knicks Prediction.

NY Knicks Betting Preview

The NY Knicks will advance to the second round of the playoffs for the second time since 2013 with a victory here. The NY Knicks are averaging 106.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Jalen Brunson is averaging 34.4 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Josh Hart is averaging 17 points and 12 rebounds. OG Anunoby is the third double-digit scorer and Miles McBride is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The NY Knicks are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The NY Knicks are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.

Philadelphia 76ers Betting Preview

The Philadelphia 76ers need a win to save their season and force a game 7 on Saturday. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 106.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 106.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Tyrese Maxey is averaging 32.4 points and 7.2 assists, while Joel Embiid is averaging 31.8 points and 10.4 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Tobias Harris is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81.6 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.2 rebounds per game.

NY Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers Injury Report

Julius Randle remains out for the Knicks while Robert Covington is out for the 76ers, as both players have been done for the season. Bojan Bogdanovic has also been ruled out for the season after suffering a wrist injury in game 4.

Philadelphia 76ers Team Facts

  • The 76ers have lost four of their last five games as favorites against Atlantic Division opponents following a win.
  • The 76ers have covered the spread in seven of their last eight night games at Wells Fargo Center.
  • Seven of the 76ers’ last eight night games have gone OVER the total points line.

New York Knicks Team Facts

  • The Knicks have won four of their last five games as road underdogs following a loss.
  • The Knicks have covered the spread in eight of their last nine games following a loss.
  • Fifteen of the Knicks’ last 17 night games have gone OVER the total points line.

Philadelphia 76ers vs NY Knicks Prediction

It wouldn’t be shocking to see the Knicks pull off a win in Philly, where they won game 4. There’s a decent Knicks crowd in Philadelphia. The Knicks have also won 6 of the last 9 games against the 76ers. With that said, I’ve said in past write-ups, even in game 5 when the 76ers were down 1-3, that the 76ers can still win this series. When Maxey and Embiid are playing at this level, it makes me more comfortable getting behind the 76ers than the Knicks. Brunson has had to work hard for everything in this series, and he has a lot of question marks as teammates. Will Hart continue to shoot well from deep? Do we really think McBride is going to continue coming up big?

The 76ers are also 51-35-1 ATS on the season. The line is more than reasonable. I’ll side with the 76ers, as we see a game 7 in MSG on Saturday.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Philadelphia 76ers -3.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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