New York Knicks vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 1/18/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Philadelphia 76ers at New York Knicks

Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 7:30 PM (Madison Square Garden)

PHI -3.5 . Total 220.0

The Philadelphia 76ers are on the road for a battle with the New York Knicks.  The 76ers are (26-16), coming off a 117-106 win over the Brooklyn Nets.  The Knicks are (11-31), after falling to the Phoenix Suns, 121-98.

In the 76ers win over the Nets, Philadelphia was led on offense by Tobias Harris.  Harris was 14 of 20 from the floor, making 2 foul shots, finishing with 34 points and 10 rebounds.  The 76ers shot 51% from the floor and 37% from 3-point range.  The 76ers had an assist to turnover ratio of 25 assists to 12 turnovers.  The 76ers trailed by 4 points, going into the 4th quarter, but used a huge run to control the 4th. 

In the Knicks loss to the Suns, New York was guided throughout the game by Julius Randle.  Randle was 11 of 23 from the floor, making 2 foul shots, registering 26 points.  The Knicks shot 41% from the floor and 31% from 3-point range.  The Knicks led 32-25 after the 1st quarter, but the Suns dominated the rest of the game.  The Knicks led by as many as 8 points and trailed by as many as 29.

Recent Betting Trends:

76ers are 19-22-1 ATS this season.

The under is 22-19-1 in 76ers games this year.

Knicks are 20-22 ATS this season.

The under is 23-18-1 in Knicks games this year.

The 76ers have not been the same as Philadelphia has been on the road.  Philadelphia is 7-14 on the road, while New York is 6-14 at home.  Both teams are 1-2 in their last 3 games.  Philadelphia is still without Joel Embiid, which is a very important piece to their lineup.  The Knicks don't have a great offense, as New York ranks 28th in offensive production.  The 76ers are 6th in scoring defense, I like the chances of Philadelphia to get it done on the road.  Even without Embiid, the 76ers can still turn to Harris and Ben Simmons.  Final score prediction, 76ers will win and cover, 111-104.

Chris’s Pick PHILADELPHIA 76ERS -3.5

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