Philadelphia 76ers vs New York Knicks
The Knicks are the second worst team in the league in defensive efficiency and their defense is not looking good at all recently while being on back to back games can only make things worse. On the other hand, they rank surprisingly high in effective possession ratio (7th) and they have the second-best record in points from the bench (46p) which will be one of their main strengths against the Sixers today, in order to stay close today.
*Hardaway (21ppg) took the day off yesterday and will be fully rested for this one.
Both teams like to play in a higher tempo and execute early thus they rank among the top 12 teams in possessions per game while unlike their sloppy defenses, they both score 110 points on average during their last 5.
A highly entertaining match is expected, with many points for both sides and despite the rightfully high line, they should cover with ease.
Philadelphia 76ers vs New York Knicks prediction
|Over 228.5||Pinnacle||1.97||7||131-109 WON (+6.79 units)|