Philadelphia 76ers at New York Knicks
|Date & Time||Sunday January 13, 2019, 1:00 PM (EST)|
Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
The Line: New York Knicks +7 -- Over/Under: 224.5
The Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks meet Sunday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for another win after winning five of their last eight games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 114.7 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 26.9 points and 13.5 rebounds while Jimmy Butler is averaging 18.8 points and 3.3 assists. JJ Redick is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is grabbing 9.1 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.1 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have split their last eight road games.
The New York Knicks could use a feel good victory after losing 11 of their last 12 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 107.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 116 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 19.8 points and 2.7 assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 14.4 points and 11 rebounds. Emmanuel Mudiay is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Knox is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks haven’t won a home game since December 1.
The 76ers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Knicks are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 home games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The 76ers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New York and 9-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Knicks last 7 Sunday games. The over is 4-1 in 76ers last 5 overall.
There's a lot of injuries to key players in this contest, so it's tough to make a pick without knowing who is going to play. With that said, I want no part of the Knicks, especially at home. The Knicks are being outscored by 10.4 points while shooting under 42 percent from the field in their last five games, and they're being outscored by 5.8 points at home while allowing 114.5 points. The Knicks are also just 3-6 ATS this season when an underdog of 6.5 or less points. The 76ers also just beat the Knicks by 22 points less than a month ago. With or without Embiid, the 76ers should cruise in this game. Should being the key word.