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76ers take on Knicks in hoops contest

Philadelphia 76ersNew York Knicks
13-28January 22, 2014, 07:30 | Madison Square Garden15-26



The Knicks will hit the floor running against the visiting Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The 76ers will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 17-24 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Knicks are 16-25 ATS. Philadelphia is 21-19-1 against the total, while New York is 21-20 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Philadelphia 76ers vs New York Knicks Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Knicks sat as -7-point Favorite. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 203.5.

This game pits the Knicks, currently No. 17 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the 76ers, who rate No. 29 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 90-86 victory for the Knicks.

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Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 107-99 result against the Wizards on January 20. The 76ers covered in that game as a 10-point underdog, while the 206 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Philadelphia got 31 points from Michael Carter-Williams en route to a 107-99 loss at the hands of Philadelphia on Monday at Verizon Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New York's No. 27-rated squad against Philadelphia's No. 8-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New York rates No. 8 in the league with 8.37 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 22 with 6.88 per outing.

A few 76ers at Knicks trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Philadelphia is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
Philadelphia is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
New York is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
New York is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New York's last 10 games
New York is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games at home


Next up:
Philadelphia home to Toronto, Friday, January 24th
New York home to Charlotte, Friday, January 24th

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