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New York Knicks vs. Philadelphia 76ers Game 6 5/2/24 NBA Betting Picks

New York Knicks vs. Philadelphia 76ers Game 6 5/2/24As the NBA Playoffs advance, the spotlight intensifies on the New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers who are set to clash in Game 6 of their first-round series on Thursday, May 2, 2024. The Knicks, holding a 50-32 regular season record, currently lead the series 3-2 against the 76ers, who finished the season at 47-35. This pivotal matchup at the Wells Fargo Center will be a critical juncture, especially for fans and bettors looking for NBA Playoffs top free picks.

When:Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 9:00 PM ET
Where:Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Stream:NBA League Pass

New York Knicks vs. Philadelphia 76ers Game 6 5/2/24
+3.5 -115
O 198.5 -110
-3 -110
U 199 -110
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The Knicks come into the game as underdogs, despite leading the series, indicated by the +3.5 spread and +136 on the moneyline. This suggests a close game is expected, with the total points line set at 200.5. Philadelphia’s odds as favorites (-164 moneyline) reflect confidence in their ability to leverage home-court advantage to force a Game 7.

Jalen Brunson (PG) vs. Joel Embiid (C)

Jalen Brunson played in all 77 games of this season and he is the best player for the Knicks. This season he was scoring 28.7 points per game. His play in the closing moments of a game that includes quick decisions and scores under pressure becomes pivotal, especially during high intensity playoffs. On the other hand, he had 2.4 turnovers per game and his limitedness could be exposed as the 76ers’ offense could be quite strong.

With a contrasting view, the implication of Joel Embiid on the 76ers can be described as monolithic. He averaged 34.7 points and 11.0 rebounds, during the relatively short span of 39 games which he played. His presence inside in addition to his ability to attract penalties (team average as 19.5 free throw per game) is equally important in any event that leads to game dynamics shift. Nevertheless, his latter season stage can serve as a citation although his limited season games could be a concern.

The game may also swing into either direction when one of these two important players takes on the other’s prowess in long-range shooting and passing versus Embiid’s monstrous presence. The match will also demonstrate Brunson’s defense versus a towering center like Embiid who delights his teammates by his consistent scoring and rebound ability, which is often as good and unsettling for the opposing team.

Knicks’ Statistical Perspective

The Knicks not only have displayed offensive power, but are also capable of averaging 112.8 points per game with a shot of 46.5% from the field. Their talent to reach for three-point shots (3.8 made per game) is important in pushing the 76ers defense far back and thus getting the floor clear for Brunson and his colleagues to move in towards the basket.

76ers’ Statistical Perspective

The 76ers edge the Knicks out with 114.6 points per contest whilst both teams are above average shooting from the field. Their nail-biting free throw percentage (82.6%) might be the trump card for them, alongside their defensive stats like blocks (6 per game), which is likely to keep the harmony of the game and eventually dominate the series.


New York Knicks Betting Trends

Knicks are 5-0 in their last 5 games.
New York Knicks are 3-2 in their last 5 games against the spread
Knicks are 23-17 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 5 of Knicks’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 15 of Knicks’ 41 last games at home

Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends

76ers are 5-0 in their last 5 games.
Philadelphia 76ers are 5-0 in their last 5 games against the spread
76ers are 24-17 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 3 of 76ers’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 21 of 76ers’ 41 last games at home


New York Knicks

Julius Randle PF Is out for season, Shoulder
Bojan Bogdanovic SF Is out for season, Foot
Mitchell Robinson C Is probable Thursday vs Philadelphia, Ankle

Philadelphia 76ers

Robert Covington SF Is out indefinitely, Knee
Joel Embiid C Is probable Thursday vs New York, Knee

New York Knicks vs. Philadelphia 76ers Betting Picks

Considering the trends and stats, this game is set to be tightly contested. The Knicks’ robust offensive and decent road ATS suggest they could cover the spread, making them a solid pick against the spread. However, Embiid’s presence and the 76ers’ home-court advantage might just tip the scale in their favor for a straight win.

Given the scoring abilities of both teams and recent OVER trends, the total going OVER 200.5 looks promising. Best sportsbook online platforms are likely echoing these sentiments with tight lines reflecting the game’s high stakes. Sign up today to make your NBA betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 76ers 105, Knicks 101.