Knicks vs. 76ers Prediction
Are the Philadelphia 76ers giving up too many points at home when they play host to the New York Knicks tonight at 7PM ET?
553 New York Knicks at 554 Philadelphia 76ers
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
7PM ET – Wells Fargo Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the 76ers are heavily favored at home, as they are getting odds of -13.5 points against the Knicks. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 220 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.
Knicks can’t get on track
The New York Knicks have lost two straight and seven of their last eight following a 128-110 loss at home to the Suns on Sunday. New York is 9-23 on the season, 5-13 on the road, 15-16-1 against the spread and 19-13 with the over.
The Knicks are averaging 108.6 points per game on offense this season while shooting just 43.8 percent form the field. Defensively, the Knicks are giving up 115.4 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 47.7 percent from the floor. Leading scorer Tim Hardaway Jr. is questionable to play tonight due to a heel injury. He is averaging 21 points per game this season. Enes Kanter is adding 15.1 points and 11.4 rebounds per contest.
76ers in a small funk
Philadelphia is coming off a 123-96 loss at San Antonio on Sunday for its third loss in four games. The 76ers are now 20-12 on the season, 14-3 at home, 14-18 against the spread and 18-14 with the over.
Philly is putting up 113.7 points per game on offense while shooting 46.4 percent from the floor. Defensively, the 76ers are giving up 112.2 points per game, but holding opponents to 44.8 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is leading the team with 26.4 points and 13.3 rebounds per contest while Ben Simmons adds 15.9 points, 9.0 rebounds and 7.9 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Knicks are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven conference games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games following a loss.
The 76ers are 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games against Atlantic Division opponents, but 6-2 ATS in their last eight games following a loss.
Philly has been able to handle the Knicks pretty well recently. The 76ers have won five straight in the series and covered the spread in eight of the last nine meetings. New York just doesn’t have the fire power to compete with Philadelphia on offense. If Hardaway Jr. is unable to play, that’s another big scorer that is out of the mix. Kanter may be able to slow down Embiid slightly, but the Philly guards should have their way in this game.
NBA Prediction: Philadelphia 76ers -13.5