Philadelphia 76ers at New York Knicks Pick
The Philadelphia 76ers (36-21) will travel to the Big Apple to take on the New York Knicks (10-46) in an Atlantic Division rivalry collision set to take place at the World’s Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. The tip is set for 7:30 PM ET and is scheduled to be televised on MSG. Philly has dominated this series as of late as they have won the last seven meetings between these two teams.
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Philadelphia 76ers at New York Knicks Overview
The Sixers saw a two-game winning and cover streak come to an end yesterday when they were upset at home by a Kyrie Irving-less Boston Celtics falling by a score of 112-109 despite being favored by 6.5 points at the close and having home court advantage working in their favor.
New York Knicks
The Knicks now seem to be in full-blown tank mode as they have lost seventeen straight games which make that streak a franchise-worst. Most recently, the Knicks were defeated in a one-possession game on the road on Monday when they fell 107-104 against the Cleveland Cavaliers failing to cover yet again as a 1.5-point underdog.
Reasons To Avoid Philadelphia
The 76ers are in a prime let-down spot yet again here as this will be their last game before the All-Star break kicks into gear. Given the quality of their opponent and what transpired yesterday, Philly is prone to play this game half-hearted and regroup for the final phase of the regular season. Given the fact last night’s game was hard-fought, the Sixers will not be looking to tax their resources here on limited rest given the context of the game and thus could be a hazardous play spotting this kind of lumber.
Reasons To Back New York
Given New York’s losing streak as a whole and Philly’s recent dominance in this series against them, the Knicks are very much prone to be taking back an inflated number here to entice action on them. Situationally, this is even more probable with respect to the fact that Philadelphia has gone 8-2 ATS in this series which means that the Knicks are bound for a market correction in this rivalry series given how overvalued they have been. Furthermore, New York has one more game to play tomorrow before the All-Star break, so there is no look-ahead possibility for the Knicks like there is with the Sixers. Lastly, New York has also had an extra day to prepare for this contest which is another edge.
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76ers at Knicks Prediction 02/13/2019
The 76ers play 13-14 SU basketball on the road so the Knicks will get an entirely different animal when they face a more human Sixers team on their own court as opposed to the beast they have to tussle with at home in the City of Brotherly Love. Be that as it may, the rivalry element of this contest will give New York something to play for and we have to like their prospect of being a live dog against a Sixers team that will likely look past them in anticipation of their All-Star hiatus. Take the points.
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