Knicks vs. 76ers NBA Prediction
The Sixers are laying seven points to the Knicks tonight in Philadelphia when the two teams meet at 8:00 p.m. ET. Will the Sixers cover that number or are the Knicks the better play as the underdog?
525 New York Knicks (+7) at 526 Philadelphia 76ers (-7); o/u 216
8:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
New York Knicks DFS Spin
Julius Randle hit 13-of-27 shots and three 3-pointers for 33 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and three steals in Monday's tough 117-112 loss to the Nets. This one had a wild finish when Joe Harris tried to get fouled holding the ball and up three with 7.7 seconds left, but the Knicks actually stole the ball out of his hands and won the challenge after the play was reviewed. Then the Knicks won the jump ball and had a chance to tie it with a 3-pointer, but Randle was called for an up-and-down violation. Replays showed Kyrie Irving get a piece of the ball on the way up so it was likely the wrong call. The Nets went on to another win and Randle lost his mind, trying to go after the referee and tossing a chair on his way to the locker room. A one-game suspension for not leaving the court in a timely matter is certainly in play, but hopefully he gets away with a fine. Stay tuned.
Philadelphia 76ers DFS Spin
Ben Simmons (COVID-protocols) recorded 14 points (6-of-9 FG, 2-of-5 FT), four rebounds, nine dimes, one steal and three turnovers across 26 minutes in Sunday's blowout win over the Spurs. Simmons was back in action today after missing the past two games due to health and safety protocols, and he’ll be looked to carry a larger offensive load over the coming weeks while Joel Embiid (knee) is sidelined. With Simmons back in the mix, Matisse Thybulle shifted back to the second unit where he finished with 10 points, three rebounds, one assist, three steals, one block and zero turnovers in 17 minutes.
Knicks vs. 76ers Betting Prediction
The Knicks are 1-7 against the spread in their last eight trips to Philadelphia and 5-12 against the number in their last 17 games against the 76ers overall. The Knicks are also just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games when facing a team with a winning record and are 1-5 ATS in their last six games when their starting five players combine for more than 160 minutes of the previous day. The Sixers, meanwhile, are a perfect 5-0 against the spread in their last five games overall and are 4-0 against the number in their last four games coming off a win.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA 76ERS -7