76ers vs. Knicks Prediction

Following upset win, will 76ers cover spread vs. Knicks? NBA Picks 2/25/17

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.

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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.

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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

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