76ers vs. Knicks Pick
705 Philadelphia 76ers at 706 New York Knicks, 7:30PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the 76ers are listed as a 9.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 217 points.
Philadelphia opened as a 9-point favorite before the line went up half a point, while the total has remained at 217 points. The spread is at -9.5 at most sportsbooks, but can be found at -9 via shopping around. The total is at 217 at most books, but can also be bet at 216.5 through at least one sportsbook.
As of Thursday afternoon, 67 percent of public bets have been placed on the visiting Sixers. Online wager info also states that 51 percent of bets are siding with the over.
INJURY TO WATCH
Philadelphia shooting guard Timothy Luwawu-Cabarrot (knee) is questionable. For the Knicks, shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (ankle) is probable. Small forward Lance Thomas (personal matter) is questionable.
Philadelphia defeated the Knicks by a count of 105-98 in New York on Christmas Day, which was when the Knicks were a little more sound structurally with Kristaps Porzingis still healthy. The Sixers defeated New York 108-92 in Philly on Feb. 12 and have won covered the spread in six straight meetings and gone 4-2 straight up. These two squads are headed in different directions right now and don't be afraid to lay a bet on the 76ers despite the huge number.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA 76ERS -9.5