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2021 NBA Handicapping
(20-20) New York Knicks vs. Philadelphia 76ers (27-12)
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NBA Moneyline Odds: Knicks + 225 | 76ers -251
NBA Betting Odds: 76ers -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 215.5
Tuesday, March 16th the New York Knicks will meet the Philadelphia 76ers for the second time this season. Philly won the initial meeting on December 26th, 109-89 which extended their win streak versus the Knicks to 13 games in-a-row.
Last season, the squads played four times with the 76ers sweeping. The 76ers hold the slim edge in all-time victories with 257 wins in the team’s 458 meetings.
New York Knicks
The New York rivalry was on full display Monday featuring the Knicks erasing 15 points off an 18 point Nets lead with the potential to tie the game with 7.7 seconds remaining.
It was a furious ending for the Knicks with a successful coach’s challenge, two inbound traps leading to two (won) jump balls but finishing with a travel call on Julius Randle.
The latter caused ample drama because Irving had hit the ball but because Randle dropped the ball instead of gathering and going right back up it was traveling
That call was the only blemish on Randle’s night who registered a double-double of 33 points and 12 rebounds.
In his last 12 games, RJ Barrett has raised his scoring from 17.1 to 19.3 points and his 3-point efficiency from 35.9% to a blistering 55.3%. Monday, Barrett scored 23 points and got to the stipe 10 times (making all of them).
Immanuel Quickley (21), Reggie Bullock (19), and Alec Burks (12) were the other double-figure contributors.
Elfrid Payton (hamstring) has missed six of the last eight games and is day-to-day. Austin Rivers (personal) and Derrick Rose (health protocols) also were out Monday and are presumed questionable for Tuesday.
Mitchell Robinson had surgery on his fractured hand and remains out.
Philly enters this match on a five-game win streak and winners of nine of their last 11 games. All the more impressive based on the variety of ways the wins were accomplished.
They include wins in clutch time, overtime, close games, routs, defeating elite teams (Jazz), and teams on winning streaks (Mavericks, pre-COVID ravaged Raptors).
Joel Embiid missed the Bulls and Spurs victories while Ben Simmons also was inactive for the Bulls game and Wizards game.
It feels like a major turning point and a sign of growth for this club. The Embiid injury and upcoming six-game road trip will provide the litmus test of whether these wins were an outlier or the new mettle of this club.
Embiid’s projected time off the court is between two and three weeks. However, Paul Pierce told The Jump, he suffered a similar bone bruise and it took eight months to fully heal. The big man is fifty pounds heavier so that revelation offers reason for pause.
Moreover, the 76ers excel at home (17-3) but on the road are closer to .500 (10-9).
In their recent win versus the Spurs, Tobias Harris led the way with 23 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, two steals, and a block.
Five others reached double-figure scores including Seth Curry (21), Danny Green (16), Furkan Korkmaz (16), Ben Simmons (14), and Matisse Thybulle (10).
NBA Betting Trends:
- The 76ers are 10-0 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The 76ers are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 4-6 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free New York Knicks vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Prediction:
Philly is the rested team and playing at home – that alone should equate to victory. The question is can the Knicks keep it close? The Knicks are 4-3 in second games of back-to-back sets.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: 76ers ATS
The effort the Knicks used to erase the lead in Brooklyn will come back to haunt them late in this match (as long as Philly maintains defensive intensity).
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