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Feb 27, 2022

Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks Predictions, Picks, Odds

Nationally televised NBA action will resume on Sunday afternoon with a compelling Eastern Conference matchup between the Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks. Coverage begins from Madison Square Garden at 1:00 p.m. ET on ABC.

Score Prediction

Sixers 115, Knicks 104

Best Bets

Sixers -7 (-110) at DraftKings

Sixers vs. Knicks Predictions

After finishing fourth in the East with a record of 41-31 SU last year, New York briefly kept that same ball rolling with another strong start to this season, as the Knicks opened with a sturdy 11-9 SU and 9-11 ATS run– which included tough victories over the Sixers (2), Bucks, Hawks, Bulls, and Lakers.

The Knicks have looked like a shell of that squad since mid-November though, considering New York enters Sunday’s matchup riding a rocky 14-26 SU skid – despite getting tagged as favorites in 18 of those contests.

On the other hand, Philadelphia stumbled out to a surprisingly mediocre start to the season, as the Sixerskicked things off with a lackluster 16-16 SU and 13-18-1 ATS stretch – while scoring just 105.4 OPPG during that timeframe.

The Sixers have dominated since the Holidays though, considering Philadelphia enters Sunday riding an impressive 20-7 SU and 16-11 ATS stretch – while scoring 111.2 OPPG and allowing just 105.1 DPPG across that window.

I’ll back Philadelphia here, as the Sixers absolutely dominated a solid Minnesota squad in James Harden’s debut this past Friday (W, 133-102) – and I highly doubt this ailing Knicks squad will have much of an answer for them.

Sixers vs. Knicks Betting Odds

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Sixers vs. Knicks Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Atlantic
  • Date: Sunday, February 27, 2022
  • Venue: Madison Square Garden
  • Location: New York City, NY
  • TV-Time: ABC - 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Injury Report

Philadelphia 76ers Betting Analysis

  • SU: 36-23
  • ATS: 29-29-1
  • O/U: 25-32-2

After earning the top spot in the East with a record of 49-23 SU last year, the Sixers stumbled out to a surprisingly slow start to this season, as Philadelphia went just 16-16 SU across their opening 32-game stretch – while averaging less than 106 OPPG during that timeframe (105.4 OPPG).

Joel Embiid has carried the Sixers since the Holidays though, as Philadelphia enters Sunday riding a sturdy 20-7 SU run, propelled by Embiid averaging 33.4 PPG, 11.5 REB, 4.7 AST, and 1.4 BLK across that window.

Fortunately, help has arrived in the form of Harden, as Philadelphia acquired the ten-time All-Star at the trade deadline and he's made an immediate impact, highlighted by the Beard tallying 27 PTS and 12 AST in his Sixers’ debut this past Friday (W, 133-102).

New York Knicks Betting Analysis

  • SU: 25-35
  • ATS: 26-34
  • O/U: 29-31

New York seemingly caught the entire conference by surprise last season, as the Knicks finished fourth in the East with a sturdy record of 41-31 SU – before inevitably getting bounced by the Hawks in a quick five-game set to open the playoffs.

The Knicks haven’t caught anybody off guard this time around though, considering New York ranks 12th in the East straight-up with a record of 25-35 SU, and 13th against the spread with a record of 26-34 ATS – despite getting tagged as favorites in 32 matchups so far this season.

The Sixers are 15-2 SU in their last 17 matchups against New York.

Sixers vs. Knicks Head-to-Head

The Sixers swept a three-game regular-season set against New York last year, with all three matchups staying under the total at an average of 198 PPG. The Knicks are 2-0 SU against Philadelphia to start this season though, with both of those contests also staying under the number at an average of 205 PPG.

Key Players to Watch

  • PHI: Joel Embiid - C (29.7 PPG, 11.1 REB, 4.5 AST)
  • PHI: James Harden - PG (22.6 PPG, 8 REB, 10.2 AST)
  • NYK: Julius Randle - PF (19.7 PPG, 10.2 REB, 5.3 AST)
  • NYK: RJ Barrett - SG (18.6 PPG, 5.7 REB, 2.6 AST)

Sixers vs. Knicks Betting Conclusion

After blowing out the Wolves in Harden’s debut on Friday night (W, 133-102), the Sixers hit the road again for Sunday’s contest as seven-point favorites over the Knicks at Madison Square Garden – marking the tenth time New York has been an underdog across their last 14 games.

I’ll lay the points with Philly here, as the Knicks enter Sunday riding a bumpy 3-14 SU skid, while scoring just 105.9 OPPG during that timeframe – setting the stage for a tough home matchup against a Sixers squad that’s averaging 111.5 OPPG across their latest 4-1 SU stretch, and played excellent in Harden’s debut this past Friday.

Sixers vs. Knicks Betting Trends

  • The total has gone OVER in five of the last seven Sixers' games.
  • The Knicks are 1-8 ATS in their last nine games.
  • The Sixers are 2-6-1 ATS in their last nine matchups against New York.
  • The total has gone OVER in five of the last six Knicks' games.
  • The Sixers are 15-2 SU in their last 17 matchups against New York.
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