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76ers home to Knicks in NBA betting action

New York KnicksPhiladelphia 76ers
28-40March 21, 2014, 07:00 | Wells Fargo Center15-53



New York pays a visit to Philadelphia on Friday, hoping to send the 76ers to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Wells Fargo Center.

The Knicks will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 30-38 ATS versus the spread this season, while the 76ers are 26-42 ATS. New York is 40-28 against the total, while Philadelphia is 32-35-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View New York Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Knicks before tip-off in this one found them as -12.5-point favorites earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 209 at TopBet.

The 76ers sit at No. 30 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Knicks are at No. 13 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Knicks will win this game 93-84.

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Last time out for New York, they were a 92-86 winner as they battled the Pacers at home. The Knicks covered in the match as a 1-point underdog, while 178 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. New York got 34 points from Carmelo Anthony en route to a 92-86 victory over Indiana on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 102-94 loser as they battled the Bulls at home. The 76ers covered in the match as a 13.5-point underdog, while 196 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The 76ers got 24 points from Thaddeus Young, but it was Chicago that prevailed in a 102-94 final on Wednesday at Wells Fargo Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Philadelphia's No. 12-rated squad against New York's No. 26-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Philadelphia rates No. 21 in the league with 6.85 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 7 with 9.13 per outing.

A few Knicks at 76ers trends to consider:
New York is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games
New York is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Philadelphia is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games
Philadelphia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games


Next up:
New York home to Cleveland, Sunday, March 23rd
Philadelphia at Chicago, Saturday, March 22nd

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