Knicks vs 76ers Prediction - NBA Picks 1/5/24

Philadelphia 76ers (23-10) vs New York Knicks (19-15)

Game Info: Friday, January 5, 2024 at 7:30 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia 76ers -6.5 -- Over/Under: 223 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New York Knicks pay a visit to the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday night. Here’s a Knicks vs 76ers Prediction.

New York Knicks

The New York Knicks have been in decent shape as they've won five of their last nine games overall and they will be eager to keep it going after blowing past the Bulls in a 116-100 win on Wednesday. Julius Randle led the way with 35 points on 13 of 23 shooting, Jalen Brunson added 31 points with 13 assists while Isaiah Hartenstein tallied 10 points with 20 rebounds and five blocks. As a team, the Knicks shot 51 percent from the field and 15 of 38 from the 3-point line as they struggled to contain the Bulls early on, trailing by four points going into halftime, before they dominated the second half by 65-45 to make it look easy in the end.

New York Knicks Player Facts

  • Donte DiVincenzo ranks 4th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for 3P% (44.0%) this season.
  • Julius Randle ranks 4th amongst qualified Centers for points per game (24.4) this season.

Philadelphia 76ers

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers have been in great shape as they've won 11 of their last 14 games overall and they will be looking to stay hot after routing the Bulls in a 110-97 home win on Tuesday. Joel Embiid led the team with a triple-double of 31 points with 15 rebounds and 10 assists, Tyrese Maxey added 21 points with five assists while Tobias Harris chipped in with 20 points. As a team, the 76ers shot 47 percent from the field and 12 of 30 from the 3-point line as they dominated right from the start, outscoring the Bulls by 43-18 in the first quarter to build a 31-point lead, before they took their foot off the gas in the second half. The 76ers will face the Jazz after this one.

Philadelphia 76ers Player Facts

  • Joel Embiid ranks 1st amongst qualified players for points per game (34.8) this season.
  • Tyrese Maxey ranks 8th amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (4.3) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The 76ers rank 1st in the league for point differential per game this season (+10.2).
  • The 76ers rank 1st in the league for steals per game this season (9.1).
  • The Knicks ranks 1st in the league for rebound percentage this season (52.7%).
  • The Knicks rank 2nd in the league for opponent rebounds per game this season (40.7).

Knicks vs 76ers Prediction

The Knicks haven't been at their absolute best lately, but they will be feeling pretty good after making light work of the Bulls on Wednesday, while the 76ers have been one of the hottest teams in the league and they've won seven of their last eight home games. I think we're going to see a close contest in this one, but the 76ers are healthy and they're just too hot at the moment, so I'll lay the points in this spot.

Peter’s Pick Philadelphia -6.5

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