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2021 NBA Handicapping
(6-4) New York Knicks vs. Philadelphia 76ers (8-2)
Date: Monday, November 8th
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NBA Moneyline Odds: Knicks +160 | 76ers -182 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: 76ers -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 210.5
Monday, November 8th, finds the New York Knicks facing the Philadelphia 76ers in their second meeting this season. In the first matchup between the clubs, the Knicks ended a 15-game win streak the 76ers possessed over them.
Philly arrives having beat the Bulls on Saturday for the second time this week, while the Knicks are on a back-to-back set having lost to the Cavaliers on Sunday.
Last season, the teams played three times with the 76ers taking all three contests. The 76ers hold the all-time record having bested the Knicks in 269 of their 461 matches
New York Knicks
While Knicks fans erupted into a frenzy over the start of the season and made “Bing Bong” a cultural hit they failed to maintain that performance level. This past week though the club is more Jekyll and Hyde than Bing Bong as they lost three of four.
The most recent, a 109-126 beat down by the Cavaliers that exposed the defensive gaps. This defensive regression between last season and this year was bound to happen given the personnel changes.
Yes, New York increased their offensive threats with Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier but I believe it was at the expense of their defense.
Versus the Cavs, Julius Randle led the Knicks with 19 points, seven rebounds, seven assists. It was an off night for RJ Barrett (3 of 13) while Derek Rose (17) and Fournier (16) were two of the six double-figure contributors.
Coach Thibodeau said prior to the game Sunday the medical staff had recommended Kemba Walker rest due to an undisclosed injury.
Perhaps that was a tricky way to suggest Walker won’t play in both games of back-to-back sets and said to cover up what Walker claimed upon arriving in New York (that he would play in those situations).
Each time the struggles of teams like the Bucks, Lakers, or Clippers are linked to injuries it’s hard not to look at the 76ers and shout – that’s bull” because the Sixers are winning without two All-Star level players and a revolving door of injured players.
Even Joel Embiid is playing through being banged up. Yet this team resides atop the Eastern Conference with a steely determination to avoid using excuses.
The Ben Simmons drama continues with Philly back to penalizing him for not keeping them in the loop on his mental health status and the efforts he’s making. Yet his situation isn’t the key focus of Doc Rivers who is missing three players due to a bout of COVID within the roster.
That meant he had the bare minimum (eight) players dressed for the game in Chicago Saturday but it made no difference seven of the eight registered double-figures.
Embiid led the way with a double-double of 30 points and 15 rebounds while Furkan Korkmaz scored 25 including seven 3-pointers.
Danny Green (hamstring) is questionable for Monday while Matisse Thybulle (quarantine) and Isaiah Joe (quarantine) were both downgraded to out on Monday. Tobias Harris (COVID), Grant Riller (knee), and Ben Simmons (personal/suspension) are out indefinitely.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The 76ers are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
- The Knicks are 6-3-1 in the last 10 head to head
- Over Under is 3-7 in the teams last 10 head to head matchups
Free New York Knicks vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Prediction:
All three Knicks losses last week were by double-digits so Thibs has the evidence to incentive his club to play better defense. Rivers will be dealing with a thin bench but can motivate his crew to get revenge for the early loss at season start.
Based on what we’ve witnessed to date, I’m more comfortable with the 76ers responding than the Knicks.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: 76ers -4.5
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