New York Knicks vs. Philadelphia 76ers ATS Prediction 12/19/18

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The New York Knicks (9-23) will be at the Wells Fargo Center to challenge the Philadelphia 76ers (20-12) in an Atlantic Division matchup. The game gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

New York Knicks vs. Philadelphia 76ers Betting Odds

Both teams did not cover as underdogs in their last contest. The Knicks (1.5-point underdogs) were defeated by the Phoenix Suns, 128-110, while the 76ers (1-point underdogs) fell to the San Antonio Spurs, 123-96. The New York game went 16.5 points over the projected point total of 221.5, while the Philadelphia game finished 5.5 points under the projected point total of 224.5.

New York held Phoenix to an offensive rebounding percentage of 10.5 (below their season average of 19.0) while Philadelphia held San Antonio to an offensive rebounding percentage of 12.1 (below their season average of 22.7). Philadelphia rallied around Joel Embiid, who put up 13 points, 11 rebounds and five assists. Emmanuel Mudiay led the way for New York, finishing with 32 points, six rebounds and six assists.

In their first matchup this year, Embiid led the 76ers to a 117-91 victory. He notched a double-double with 26 points and 14 rebounds. Philadelphia covered as a 13-point favorite and the two teams combined to put up 208 points, which was well under the projected point total of 227. Philadelphia’s effective field goal percentage was its largest advantage over New York. The 76ers had a rate of 0.609 while the Knicks posted a mark of 0.380.

Oddsmakers tend to set the total low when the Knicks are playing, as 56.3 percent of their games have ended over the O/U total. New York heads into the game with records of 9-23 straight up (SU) and 16-15-1 against the spread (ATS).

Games involving the 76ers also tend to go over the total (56.3 percent). Philadelphia is 20-12 SU, but they are just 14-18 ATS.

Kevin Knox has really been playing well recently for New York, averaging 17 points,6.6 rebounds over the last five games.

Philadelphia could dominate on the defensive side of the ball as they face off against one of the league’s worst offenses. The 76ers rank fourth in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.504), while New York is 30th in effective field goal percentage (0.494).

New York Knicks vs. Philadelphia 76ers Free Pick

NBA Prediction: SU Winner – Knicks, ATS Winner – Knicks, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • The Knicks rank 19 in points off turnovers allowed per game (17.46875) while the 76ers rank 25 (18.4375).
  • Philadelphia ranks fourth in assists per game (26.6) while New York ranks last (19.8).
  • The 76ers rank 11th in fast break points per game (14.5) while the Knicks rank 25th (10.3).
  • Philadelphia ranks 17th in points allowed in the paint per game (49.4) while New York ranks 27th (52.1).
  • New York ranks 4 in second chance points per game (15.0625) while Philadelphia ranks 12 (13.53125).
  • The 76ers rank eighth in blocks allowed per game (4.7) while the Knicks rank 29th (6.3).
  • The 76ers rank 12 in three pointers attempted per game (31.75) while the Knicks rank 21 in three pointers allowed per game (32.375).
  • Philadelphia averages 47.2 rebounds per game, which ranks seventh in the league. New York ranks 24th in rebounds allowed per game (46.2).
  • New York is 2-0 when they allow less than 100 points, while Philadelphia is 6-0.
  • When scoring above 100 points, the Knicks are 9-18 and the 76ers are 20-9.
  • Philadelphia is 9-8 ATS at home, while New York is 10-8 ATS on the road.
  • In 18 road games, the Knicks have 11 overs and 7 unders.
  • The 76ers have 9 overs, 7 unders and 1 push in 17 home games.

Bettings Trends:

  • In their last five games, New York and Philadelphia are both 2-3 ATS.
  • The Knicks have 4 overs and 1 under over their last five games, while the 76ers have 2 overs, 2 unders and 1 push
  • The Knicks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 9.2, up from 6.8 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the 76ers have scored an average of 113.0 points per game (0.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 114.0 points per game (1.8 above their season average).