76ers vs. Knicks Prediction
After beating the Wizards outright as a home underdog on Friday, will the 76ers cover the spread tonight against the Knicks at 7:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Knicks are now 5.5-point home favorites versus the 76ers after opening as a 5-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 215.5 and has been bet up to 217.5.
The 76ers enter play having won just four of their last 10 games but are 7-3 against the spread during that span. They're 35-22 at the betting window on the season, including 14-13 against the spread on the road.
The Knicks are just 2-8 in their last 10 games overall and 3-7 at the betting window over that stretch. They're 30-28 against the spread on the year, however, including 16-13 ATS at home.
OUR PREDICTION: The Sixers have covered the spread in five of their last seven games in New York and the road team is an impressive 21-10 at the betting window in the last 31 meetings between these two teams. The 76ers are also a perfect 5-0 against the spread in their last five games versus Eastern Conference opponents and have covered in 20 of their last 26 games overall. The Knicks, meanwhile, are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games and have failed to cover in six of their last seven games overall.
SATURDAY NBA PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA 76ERS +5.5