The Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks meet Wednesday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Philadelphia 76ers could use a victory here after splitting their last eight games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 115.9 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 27.4 points and 13.5 rebounds while Jimmy Butler is averaging 18.9 points and 3.8 assists. JJ Redick is the third double-digit scorer and Tobias Harris is grabbing seven rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won four of their last six road games.
The New York Knicks are still looking for their first victory since January 4. The New York Knicks are averaging 105.2 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 114.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Dennis Smith Jr. is averaging 17.4 points and six assists while Emmanuel Mudiay is averaging 14.7 points and 3.9 rebounds. Kevin Knox is the third double-digit scorer and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 11.8 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks haven’t won a home game since December 1.
The 76ers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest, 3-10 ATS in their last 13 vs. NBA Atlantic and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Knicks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Atlantic, 3-13 ATS in their last 16 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The 76ers are 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings and the home team is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The under is 9-2 in Knicks last 11 overall. The under is 5-1 in 76ers last 6 overall.
The Philadelphia 76ers are coming off a tough, well fought battle last night to the Boston Celtics, a loss that could result in a bit of a carry over in this game. The New York Knicks continue to pile up the losses, but they’ve been a lot more competitive since making some roster moves, as they just took the Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers down to the wire. The 76ers are super talented, but they can allow teams to hang around due to sloppy play, and when these teams met last month, the game was decided by just three points. There’s better options on Wednesday’s card, but I’ll take the points with the Knicks at home if forced to pick.