76ers vs. Knicks Prediction
After a loss at home last night, will the Philadelphia 76ers be able to bounce back tonight when they go on the road to face the struggling New York Knicks at 7:30PM ET?
509 Philadelphia 76ers vs. 510 New York Knicks
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
7:30PM ET – Madison Square Garden
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the 76ers are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -9.5 points against the Knicks. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 222.5 points. The public betting for this game currently is unavailable. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Philly slips up at home
The 76ers are coming off a 112-109 loss at home to the Boston Celtics, who were without Kyrie Irving, last night. Philadelphia is now 36-21 on the season, 13-14 on the road, 27-30 against the spread and 30-27 with the over.
Philadelphia is one of the top offenses in the NBA this season, averaging 115.7 points per game while shooting 47.4 percent from the field. Defensively, the 76ers are giving up 112.2 points per game while opponents shoot 45.4 percent form the field. Joel Embiid is leading the team with 27.3 points and 13.5 rebounds per game. Ben Simmons is adding 16.7 points, 9.1 rebounds and 7.9 assists per contest.
Knicks drop 17th straight
The New York Knicks are coming off a 107-104 loss at Cleveland on Monday for a 17th straight loss. The Knicks are just 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games. New York is now 10-46 on the season, 4-22 at home, 23-32-1 against the spread and 29-27 with the under.
The Knicks are struggling on both sides of the floor. The offense scores just 105.2 points per game while shooting a league-low 43 percent from the field. Defensively, New York is giving up 114.2 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 47.1 percent from the floor. Guard Emmanuel Mudiay is doubtful to play tonight as he recovers from his shoulder injury. Dennis Smith Jr. is averaging 17.4 points and 6.0 assists per game thus far for the Knicks while Kevin Knox adds 12.6 points per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The 76ers are 1-5 against the spread in their last six Eastern Conference games and 2-6 ATS in their last eight when playing on no rest.
The Knicks are just 2-6 against the spread in their last eight division games and 8-21 ATS in their last 29 games following a loss.
The 76ers did play last night, but lost at home to the Celtics. That should leave them hungry to come out and play well tonight to go into the All-Star Break with a little positivity. Embiid said he plans to play tonight even though this is part of a back-to-back. With Philly at full strength and the Knicks completely tanking, I expect the 76ers to overwhelm New York with their offense.
NBA Prediction: Philadelphia 76ers -9.5