New York Knicks at Philadelphia 76ers Pick 11/10/19

November 20, 7:00 PM EST

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Philadelphia -12.5

The New York Knicks (4-10) and the Philadelphia 76ers (8-5) will square off in another chapter of an Atlantic Division rivalry between the City of Brotherly Love and The Big Apple. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 PM ET and will be broadcasted on SPORTSNET and MSG. This is the first meeting of the season between these two bitter foes. The Sixers come into this contest owning an eight-game win streak against the Knickerbockers. When the two sides last met in Philly in February, the Sixers were cash money when they defeated New York 126-111 to cover easily as a 9.5-point favorite.

New York Knicks at Philadelphia 76ers Injury Concerns

Neither the Knicks nor the Sixers have expressed any new injury concerns as they head into this rivalry collision.

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New York Knicks at Philadelphia 76ers Overview

New York Knicks

The Knicks step into this contest off a home win on Monday against the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers. Closing as a 5.5-point choice, New York covered with plenty of breathing room in a 123-105 victory. New York stands at 1-6 SU on the road this season, tasked with facing a Philadelphia team that is unscathed in their own barn (4-0 SU).

Philadelphia 76ers

The 76ers come into this contest off a 114-95 win in Cleveland on Sunday against the Cavs to culminate a three-game road trip. Philadelphia was an easy cover closing as a seven-point favorite at the tip. The cover ended a four-game ATS skid for the 76ers.

Reasons To Back New York

The Knicks own two key advantages that will give them an opportunity to be competitive in this contest: turnovers and bench play. New York's bench generates 5.2 points on average more per game, and they also play a more responsible brand of basketball. The Knicks turn the ball over 15.4 times per game while Philly commits a 28th-ranked 17.5 turnovers per contest. Taking liberties by virtue of Philly’s errors will allow the Knicks to cash in on the points it needs to stay within striking reach.

Reasons To Avoid Philadelphia

By their dominance alone in this series, the Sixers will be prone to be overvalued. When you toss in the away record of New York and the perfect home road of Philly, that penchant is raised. As a whole, the Sixers outscore their opponents on average by 11.2 points on their own court, and the Knicks have lost by an average of 8.7 points when they are on the road. Both of these numbers are lower than the asking price for the 76ers, which would suggest that a routine night for both sides results in a ripped ticket for Sixers backers. When this narrative is combined with the propensity for overlay, the Sixers are a great fade target here.

Knicks at 76ers Prediction 11/20/19

Philadelphia stands at 8-2 ATS in the previous ten matches between these two teams from a combination of New York taking a considerable step back in terms of quality while Philadelphia has made noticeable strides forward in the previous two seasons. The Knicks are looking for a way to lift themselves out of the doldrums this season, and there is no better way to do that then to take it to a team that has bullied them a lot lately. Given the fact that this is the first meeting of these two teams this season, the Knicks will throw everything they got at the 76ers to try to turn the tide in this series. I expect New York to hang around and make this one interesting.

Free Pick: 
Take New York +12.5