New York Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers 2/27/2020 NBA Picks and Previews
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New York Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers 2/27/2020 – The Philadelphia 76ers host the New York Knicks on Thursday with NBA odds today picking them to come out victorious. Both teams are looking for bounce back wins with Philly needing the win more than New York. The Sixers have a good chance of snagging fourth spot in the Eastern Conference, possibly dislodging the Miami Heat. Philadelphia also leads the all-time regular season series over New York. The last time they played, the Sixers won 90-87.
New York Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers 2/27/2020
New York Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers 2/27/2020 Betting Odds
New York Knicks Betting
For the New York Knicks, it is all about trying to finish respectably. They currently have 17 wins to show and have a chance to catch up to the Detroit Pistons. Though their run may not be for the playoffs, stringing up wins and ending their NBA season on a high note would be best. Julius Randle and RJ Barrett likely have that in mind as New York prepares for another period of rebuilding.
Players to watch: J. Randle PF 55 GP 55 GS 32.7 MIN 19 PTS 2.3 OR 7.3 DR 9.6 REB 3.2 AST 0.8 STL 0.3 BLK 3.1 TO 2.8 PF 1 AST/TO 16.68 PER
R. Barrett SG 47 GP 46 GS 30.5 MIN 13.9 PTS 1 OR 4.1 DR 5.1 REB 2.4 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.2 TO 2.3 PF 1.1 AST/TO 10.06 PER
B. Portis PF 57 GP 4 GS 20.9 MIN 9.6 PTS 1.3 OR 4 DR 5.3 REB 1.6 AST 0.5 STL 0.2 BLK 1.1 TO 1.8 PF 1.4 AST/TO 14.09 PER
Philadelphia 76ers Betting
The Sixers now that a win is essential if they want to move up the playoff positioning ladder. Though they face a struggling squad, Brett Brown needs to take the Knicks seriously. Ben Simmons may be out but others have responded to the call. Joel Embiid has stepped up although there are concerns on his availability Thursday. The Cameroonian suffered a shoulder injury against the Cavaliers and will undergo an MRI. If Embiid cannot play, the complexion of this game will change dramatically.
Players to Watch: J. Embiid C 42 GP 42 GS 30.8 MIN 23.8 PTS 2.8 OR 9.3 DR 12 REB 3.2 AST 0.9 STL 1.4 BLK 3.1 TO 3.5 PF 1 AST/TO 25.86 PER
T. Harris SF 58 GP 58 GS 34.4 MIN 19 PTS 0.7 OR 6.1 DR 6.8 REB 3.1 AST 0.7 STL 0.6 BLK 1.5 TO 2.2 PF 2.1 AST/TO 16.49 PER
J. Richardson SG 44 GP 42 GS 31.1 MIN 14.2 PTS 0.8 OR 2.5 DR 3.3 REB 3.2 AST 1 STL 0.6 BLK 2 TO 2.6 PF 1.5 AST/TO 12.17 PER
New York Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers 2/27/2020 Betting Numbers
New York Knicks
New York are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.
Philadelphia are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games.
New York Knicks
Frank Ntilikina PG Groin is “?” Thursday vs Philadelphia
Ben Simmons PG Back is out indefinitely
New York Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers Betting Picks
The Sixers are picked by NBA betting picks to prevail over the Knicks at home. However, New York could pull off a stunner if they find a way to play well on both ends. Simmons is out and possibly Embiid. This could open up plenty of opportunities for Randle and Barrett on the inside unless Brown makes the right adjustments for Philly.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Knicks for this game is at +290 while the Sixers are at -360 at home.
ATS: +9 is given to the Knicks across the spread while on the other side of the line are the 76ers with -9.
TOTALs: 214.5 is the given total for this match with the Knicks going over and the 76ers the team under.
Score Prediction: 117 – 115 Sixers