NBA betting line favors Knicks over 76ers
New York Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for New York when they hit take on the 76ers on Saturday in pro hoops betting action.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The 76ers currently sports a record of 17-25, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 18-24 ATS. The Knicks are 26-14 and 22-18 ATS. Betting totals have seen the 76ers post a 24-18 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Knicks have gone 20-18-2 against the number.
The visitors opened this morning as 5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 190 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 26-rated 76ers and the No. 15-ranked Knicks, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 102-93 result in favor of the Knicks.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 93.2 PPG, against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 8 at 96 PPG. The 76ers field goal percentage has averaged 44.2% so far, less than the Knicks shooters have achieved on the year, 44.3% per game.
Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 9-rated defense on the road, giving up 96.7 points per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 in the league in scoring at home.
New York won its last outing, an 89-86 result against the Celtics on January 24. The Knicks covered in that game as a 1.5-point favorite, while the 175 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Celtics were burned for 28 points by Carmelo Anthony on Thursday as the Knicks picked up an 89-86 win at TD Garden.
Philadelphia was a 110-102 loser in its last match on the road against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 212 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The 76ers endured a 110-102 loss at the hands of the Bucks on Tuesday, despite a 23-point effort from Evan Turner at Bradley Center.
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a win are 4-6
Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few Knicks at 76ers trends to consider:
New York is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 6 games
New York is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Philadelphia's last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Philadelphia's last 12 games when playing New York
New York home to Atlanta, Sunday, January 27
Philadelphia home to Memphis, Monday, January 28