Philadelphia 76ers at New York Knicks Pick
The Philadelphia 76ers (12-6) will travel to the Big Apple to take on the New York Knicks (4-14) in an Atlantic Division rivalry clash set to take place at the World’s Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. Tip-off time is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET, and the game is set to be televised on MSG and TSN. Philly has dominated this series as of late and has won the last nine meetings between the two sides. These two teams last met last Wednesday (November 20th) in the City of Brotherly Love, where the Sixers had trouble putting the Knickerbockers away in a 109-104 final. The Knicks were able to come in under the number as a 12.5-point underdog.
Philadelphia 76ers at New York Knicks Key Injury Concerns
Neither the 76ers nor the Knicks have declared any key injuries as they head into this Black Friday Atlantic Division rivalry clash.
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Philadelphia 76ers at New York Knicks Overview
The 76ers step into this game off a 97-91 win at home on Wednesday when it hosted the Sacramento Kings. Closing as a nine-point favorite, the Sixers failed to cash in for their second consecutive outing. Overall, Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in their previous six contests.
New York Knicks
The Knicks come into this affair off a result they would like to forget. Closing as a 9.5-point underdog in the Great White North, the defending NBA Champion Toronto Raptors dispatched the Knicks with relative ease. The Knickerbockers were nowhere near close to covering as they were torched 126-98 by the Raptors.
Reasons To Avoid Philadelphia
The 76ers have played 4-6 SU basketball on the road this season and bode an overall margin of -1 outside of the City of Brotherly Love. With respect to the fact that the Sixers have had the upper hand in this series in terms of wins and covers, Philly is in no position to be laying this kind of number given their dubious road record in the 2019-2020 season. Moreover, New York operates at a margin of -5.2 points when they are on their hardwood, which once again reinforces the premise that the Knicks are undervalued here, taking back a full bucket more than the aforementioned figure.
Reasons To Back New York
On paper, the Knicks own edges in the turnover and bench department, which give them a strategic edge when home-court advantage is taken into consideration. However, when the two sides last met in Philly nine days ago, the Knicks committed 14 turnovers to Philly's 10. Moreover, the Sixers bench outscored the Knicks bench 45-29. Despite all of this, the margin of defeat was just five points. On average, Philly commits 1.7 more turnovers per game compared to New York, while the Knicks bench scores 37.4 points per game compared to Philly's 30.2 bench points per contest. Should New York hone its edges as expected in its follow-up here and outplay Philly in turning the ball over and bench output, the Knicks could be in prime position to not only cover yet again but perhaps stage a shocker.
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76ers at Knicks Prediction 11/29/19
The Knicks will build on last week's result, and perhaps this time around, they may bring Philly's supremacy in this series to a halt. The fact remains that the market has likely not caught up to the Sixers yet in terms of how they should be priced in this series, given the fact they still have covered in eight of the previous 11 fixtures between the two teams. I expect New York to take advantage of a likely inflated number once again. Grab the points, but don't be shocked if the Knicks orchestrate an outright upset this time around.