Philadelphia 76ers vs New York Knicks Prediction NBA Picks 4/20/24

New York Knicks (50-32) vs Philadelphia 76ers (48-35)

Game Info: Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 6:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)

Betting Odds: New York Knicks -3 / Philadelphia 76ers +3 --- Over/Under: 206.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Philadelphia 76ers and NY Knicks meet Saturday in Game 1 East NBA Playoffs action at Madison Square Garden. Here’s a 76ers vs Knicks prediction.

Philadelphia 76ers Betting Preview

The Philadelphia 76ers are coming off wins over the Raptors, Thunder, Heat, Grizzlies, Spurs, Pistons, Magic, and Nets. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 114.6 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 111.5 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 34.7 points and 5.6 assists, while Tyrese Maxey is averaging 25.9 points and 3.7 rebounds. Tobias Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Oubre Jr. is grabbing 5 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.

NY Knicks Betting Preview

The NY Knicks are coming off wins over the Bucks, Bulls, Celtics, and Nets. The NY Knicks are averaging 112.8 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 108.2 points on 47 percent shooting. Jalen Brunson is averaging 28.7 points and 3.6 rebounds, while Donte DiVincenzo is averaging 15.5 points and 3.7 rebounds. OG Anunoby is the third double-digit scorer and Bojan Bogdanovic is grabbing 2 rebounds. The NY Knicks are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The NY Knicks are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game.

New York Knicks Player Facts

  • Jalen Brunson ranks 4th amongst qualified players for points per game (28.7) this season.
  • Donte DiVincenzo ranks 4th amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (3.5) this season.

Philadelphia 76ers Player Facts

  • Tyrese Maxey ranks 4th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for points per game (25.9) this season.
  • Tobias Harris ranks 5th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for FT% (87.8%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Knicks rank 1st in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (12.7).
  • The Knicks rank 1st in the league for opponent free throw percentage this season (76.4%).
  • The 76ers rank T1st in the league for steals per game this season (8.5).
  • The 76ers rank 1st in the league for opponent steals per game this season (6.2).

76ers vs Knicks prediction

This series really comes down to the health of Embiid. Yes, the big man has been cleared and played against the Heat, but he's looked slow and gimpy at times. Embiid wasn't in the post much and wasn't throwing his body around, and it's not going to be the same if he's only hanging out on the outside. A healthy Embiid and the 76ers probably win this series, but I just don't think he's 100 percent. The Knicks are a physical bunch that gets after it defensively and has one of the best clutch players in Brunson. MSG is also going to be going nuts, as the Knicks have one of the best home court advantages. With Embiid question marks, I'll lay the bucket with the Knicks, as there's enough bodies to throw at the others on Philly. This line is reasonable. Give me the Knicks to draw first blood.

Randy’s Pick New York Knicks -3

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