76ers vs. Knicks Prediction & Odds
The number-three seed Philadelphia 76ers travel to New York to face the seventh-seeded Knicks on ESPN on Sunday night at 6:00 PM ET. Can the Knicks cover the 5.5-point spread as home underdogs?
The Philadelphia 76ers are 34-17 on the season. They are 9-1 in their last 10 games. The 76ers are 29-21-1 ATS on the year.
The New York Knicks are 28-26 on the season. They’re 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Knicks are 27-25-2 ATS on the year.
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
573 Philadelphia 76ers (-5.5) at 574 New York Knicks (+5.5); O/U 229.5
6:00 PM ET, Sunday, February 5, 2023
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
76ers vs. Knicks Public Betting Information
Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 82% of public bettors are currently backing the 76ers -5.5 in this contest. Note that these numbers are subject to change, so be sure to check the link to receive the most up-to-date public betting data.
Philadelphia 76ers DFS Spin
Philadelphia center Joel Embiid is officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against New York with what is deemed “left foot soreness.” Embiid is playing at an MVP level this season as he leads the NBA in scoring with 33.5 points per game. If that wasn’t enough, Embiid is also contributing 10.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game while shooting an efficient 53.4% from the field this year. If he can play Sunday, Philly has a good chance of winning and covering this game.
If you’re looking for a value play in DFS, consider Tobias Harris at the power forward spot. Harris is posting respectable counting stats (16.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1 steal per game) while shooting well both from the field (50.8%) and from beyond the arc (38.1%) this year.
New York Knicks DFS Spin
The Knicks will be without their second-leading rebounder Mitchell Robinson for Sunday’s game and the foreseeable future. Robinson is dealing with a right thumb fracture that required surgery. He had been posting 7.2 points, 8.9 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game in 26.9 minutes per contest this year.
Knicks shooting guard RJ Barrett is averaging a career-high 20.3 points per game for New York this season. Barrett has also posted career bests in field goals made per game (7.2) and free throw percentage (75.5%) this season. RJ Barrett may be in for a big day Sunday as Philly may focus on stopping Jalen Brunson and Julius Randle while allowing him to shoot at will.
76ers vs. Knicks NBA Betting Trends
Philadelphia is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games.
Philadelphia is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games.
New York is 16-39-1 ATS in their last 56 home games against a team with a winning road record.
Philadelphia is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games against the Knicks in New York.
76ers vs. Knicks NBA Prediction
It’s worth double-checking Joel Embiid’s injury status before tipoff as the 76ers are a completely different team when he doesn’t play. I’m not particularly worried about Embiid though as he was questionable for a game against Denver last week and he not only played but went full supernova. In that game, Joel Embiid racked up 47 points and 18 rebounds while shooting 58.1% from the field in a 126-199 Philly win.
The Knicks on the other hand are playing on the second night of a back-to-back. They lost at home to the Clippers on Saturday night in overtime by a score of 134-128. The Knicks’ top three scorers (Jalen Brunson, Julius Randle, and RJ Barrett) all played 38 minutes or more in that game. I think Philly is the better team and the fact that they’ll have the rest advantage is an added bonus. I’ll lay the points with the Sixers on the road.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA 76ERS -5.5