Philadelphia 76ers at New York Knicks Pick - Odds and ATS Prediction
The Philadelphia 76ers (27-16) will travel to the Big Apple to take on the New York Knicks (10-32) in an Atlantic Division rivalry clash set to take place at the World’s Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden in the city that is so nice they named it twice, New York, New York. The tip is set for an afternoon affair with a 1:00 PM ET start and is scheduled to be televised on MSG. Philly has dominated this series as of late as they have won the last six meetings between these Mid-Atlantic adversaries.
Philadelphia 76ers at New York Knicks Overview
The Sixers enter on a two-game losing streak capped off by a shocking 123-121 defeat on Friday when they hosted the Atlanta Hawks. The loss marks Philly’s second consecutive against the spread loss as the Sixers were favored by 10 points. Overall, the men from the City of Brotherly Love are 1-3 SU in their previous four fixtures.
New York Knicks
The Knicks enter in maligned form as they have remained for most of the 2018-19 campaign. Presently, New York sits alone in the basement of the Atlantic Division and they have won just one game in their last ten matches. Most recently, the Knicks were smoked on their own court by the Indiana Pacers on Friday when they were hosed 121-106 failing to cover in their second consecutive game when they were priced as an 8.5-point underdog.
Reasons To Avoid Philadelphia
On the road, the Philadelphia 76ers are not a winning basketball team as they have gone 9-12 SU outside of the City of Brotherly Love this season. It does not help that the Sixers are prone to being overvalued in this series given their recent dominance combined with the fact they are 9-1 ATS in the last ten meetings between the two teams. Such narratives position the 76ers to be overvalued no matter what number is next to their name in terms of pricing.
Reasons To Back New York
The Knicks have weathered the storm as of late as they have taken on a slew of quality opponents as of late, most of which have been on the road. The list includes the aforementioned Indiana in New York most recently but previous to this, the Knicks faced Golden State, Portland, Denver, Utah, and Milwaukee all in hostile environs. Preceded of course by hosting the present big dog of the East Milwaukee at home on Christmas Day. This team is battle-tested and these tough tests only prepared them more for a quality outfit such as Philadelphia. However, the Knicks get home court and added motivation given the rivalry nature of this contest.
76ers at Knicks Prediction 01/13/2019
There was once a team that you had to pay to back the Knicks at home as Madison Square Garden is one of the most recognized venues in the world. However, given the Knicks fall from grace they are now a team that begs for action. On the contrary, Philadelphia used to be that team until they became a playoff-caliber outfit that some have even considered a Finals contender. It is for these reasons Philadelphia has produced a losing record against the spread this season (20-23) despite owning one of the best records in the East and why New York’s against the spread record (18-23) is far better than their straight-up mark. We’ll take advantage of a likely overlay here.
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