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76ers vs Knicks NBA Game Preview

Philadelphia 76ersNew York Knicks
Feb 24, 7:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Philadelphia 76ers vs New York Knicks Odds

22-31TEAM RECORD32-20

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Philadelphia when they hit take on the Knicks on Sunday in pro hoops betting action.

Supporters of the 76ers have seen them go 22-31 and 24-29 ATS so far this season, while the Knicks are at 32-20 and 26-26 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Knicks are 25-25-2, while the 76ers are 27-26.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Knicks as 9-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 188.5, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Knicks - 76ers odds would favor the Knicks if the lines were set according to power ranks. New York is rated No. 10 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the 76ers sit at No. 23. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 100-93 win for the Knicks.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting 76ers rank No. 19 in the league with 41.3 per game. That compares with New York’s No. 24 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New York is the NBA’s No. 1-ranked team at 10.9 per game, while the 76ers rate No. 22 with 6.2 per contest.

Defensively, the 76ers feature the league's No. 9-rated defense on the road, giving up 96.3 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.

Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 114-90 result against the Heat on February 23. The 76ers failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point underdog, while the 204 combined points took the game OVER the total. Philadelphia was run off the court by the Heat on Saturday as Miami blasted them 114-90 at Wells Fargo Center.

New York was a 100-98 loser in its last match on the road against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 198 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Carmelo Anthony was dynamite, scoring 32 points and adding 6 rebounds but Toronto still won, 100-98, over New York on Friday at Air Canada Centre.

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Orlando are 6-4
After playing Miami are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Golden State are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few 76ers at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Philadelphia's last 13 games when playing New York
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Philadelphia's last 12 games when playing on the road against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of New York's last 13 games when playing Philadelphia
New York is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of New York's last 12 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Orlando, Tuesday, February 26
New York home to Golden State, Wednesday, February 27