Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Knicks vs 76ers Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the New York Knicks taking on the Philadelphia 76ers Friday December 18 at the Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
New York Knicks (12-14) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (1-26)
Date: Friday December 18
Time: 7 PM EST
Venue: Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Knicks -6
NBA Betting Total: 195.5
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The 76ers have lost 8 in a row since getting their first win of the season and once again they are a home underdog. The Knicks have won 2 in a row and there is excitement in the Big Apple and the main reason is rookie Kristaps Porzingis.
He is averaging 13.5 ppg and 8 rpg and is coming off a game where he scored 11 points grabbed 6 rebounds and had 7 blocked shots.
While the Knicks are 2 games under .500 they are only 3.5 games out of first place in the Atlantic Division.
Earlier this season in New York the Knicks beat the 76ers 99-87, but Philadelphia was without the suspended, Jahlil Okafor, who is their leading scorer.
In their last games the Knicks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 107-102 and the 76ers lost to the Atlanta Hawks 127-106.
This season the 76ers are 1-10 at home and the Knicks are 6-7 on the road.
New York Knicks
The Knicks have been much improved on defense where they rank 12th in the league in opponents’ points allowed and they rank 23rs in ppg.
Carmelo Anthony and Arron Afflalo are the top 2 scorers for the Knicks and they combined for 49 points in the win over the Timberwolves. Melo came 1 assist shy of a triple-double in the win over Minnesota and the Knicks are much better when he moves the ball around and gets other players involved.
The last time these 2 teams met in Philadelphia it was last March when the 76ers beat the Knicks 97-81.
No shock the 76ers only have 1 win ranking 30th in scoring and 24 in opponents’ points allowed.
Okafor has been pretty good in the scoring department, but off-the-court issues have clouded his rookie season.
The 76ers gave up the highest points total in the loss to the Hawks, allowing Atlanta to shoot over 60% from the field, and in their last 2 games they have givne up 112 and 127 points respectively.
Robert Covington and Isaiah Canaan are the only other Philadelphia players averaging in double figures and while the team shot the ball well in the loss to Atlanta their D was terrible.
With their lack of scoring they have to play decent defense to get the win. Canaan is coming off a season high 24 points in the Hawks game.
The 76ers have not been good at ball movement this season only ranking 26th in the league in assists per game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- NY is 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 road games.
- NY is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS win.
- PHIL is 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 home games.
- PHIL is 0-7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- PHIL has an Over record of 12-4 in their last 16 home games.
Free NBA Prediction:
The favorite has covered the spread in the last 4 games between these 2 teams and that trend will continue tonight. The 76ers have not only lost 8 in a row, but in that streak they have failed to cover the spread once.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Knicks ATS
Not a tough call in this one with the Knicks only giving 6 points, as they will easily win this game in Philly and cover the spread.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Knicks 109 76ers 94
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